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Old Mar 8, 2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hi guys
Im looking at getting the 12-60mm lense can some1 helpme out on some questions

12mm f=2.8
14mm f=?
18mm f=?
25mm f=?
35mm f=?
45mm f=?
60mm f=4

for example the 14-90mm standard lense

14mm f=3.5
18mm f=3.7
25mm f=4.2
35mm f=4.9
45mm f=5.6

also how much better is the broka than the 14-54mm can some 1 also do above with 14-54mm as well

Thanks guys
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Old Mar 8, 2008, 7:36 PM   #2
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Hi Brian

Here's the info using my 14-54ZD

14mm - F2.8
18mm - F2.9
25mm - F3.1
35mm - F3.2
54mm - F3.5

No real idea of how the 12-60SWD, other than one tid-bit that it jumps from 2.8 to F4 pretty quickly, although I could well be wrong.

Hope that helps.

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Old Mar 8, 2008, 8:11 PM   #3
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I initially assumed that all lenses would go smoothly through the aperture range, but now I read that some jump to the "bad" end quickly. So, your message prompted me to look at my own 12-60mm.

I just used the barrel markings as a guide and didn't take test shots to confirm my guesses. (Is there a way to see on the camera beforehand? I couldn't find one.)

12mm f2.8
14mm f3.0
18mm f3.2
25mm f3.4
35mm f3.7
45mm f3.9
60mm f4.0

Looks smoothly varying to me!

PS Just read your location. Is the Falkirk Wheel worth a visit next time I'm in the UK? Cheers!
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Thanks a lot guys I see the 14-54mm has the edge over the 12-60mm but not much in it

now the confusion do I buy 14-54mm and save some money or 12-60mm and hope in a year or 2 when I upgrade to E3 or Exxx the swd would come in to its own. It does have a wider angle a slightly longer reach emmm

I can get the 14-54mm for £369
and the 12-60mm for £629

My god I don't believe you've heard of the falkirk wheel from down under. It is a icon for this region and certain angles give a good pic i'll take a serous of pics and let u deside if its worth a visit.

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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:52 AM   #5
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Just browsing inter net came across 12-60mm for £549
from this vender might use price promise for fotosense and get it at this price. Has anyone dealt with them ?


http://www.rgb-tech.co.uk/product/1556

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Hi Brian

You might want to check the price fo eth 12-60 from cameta camera (NYC) and see what the price of the lens+shipping+VAT from the US is. When I got my 14-54ZD, I saved about £150 off the UK price - only negative Parcel Force taking the VAT fee and charging for a delivery that they didn;t even have to do ( i collected it from one of their depots).

Thanks for clearing up the F stops on the 12-60!

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Dangerous Brian wrote:
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Thanks a lot guys I see the 14-54mm has the edge over the 12-60mm but not much in it

now the confusion do I buy 14-54mm and save some money or 12-60mm and hope in a year or 2* when I upgrade to E3 or Exxx the swd would come in to its own. It does have a wider angle a slightly longer reach emmm
I don't have the 14-54 to compare, but I can assure you the 12-60 is an excellent lens. It's the ideal companion to my E3, and with both of them being weather sealed, I now just ignore rain when I'm shooting.

It's also quite heavy, and when I tried it on an E510 the combination seemed unbalanced and hard to hold. You should try before you buy.

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I can get the 14-54mm for 369
and the 12-60mm for 629
This price difference makes it even harder! I know that the 12mm wide end has given me shots I could never have gotten with my FZ50 (35mm equiv, wide), but would 14mm have also done it? I don't know.

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My god I don't believe you've heard of the falkirk wheel from down under. It is a icon for this region and certain angles give a good pic i'll take a serous of pics and let u deside if its worth a visit.
:lol:

A line of my family tree came from near Inverness, and my wife has relatives in Yorkshire, so on those rare occasions when we get to Europe we end up in or on the edge of Scotland anyway. It's just bad luck we've not seen the wheel so far I think. :-)
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Dangerous Brian wrote:
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Thanks a lot guys I see the 14-54mm has the edge over the 12-60mm but not much in it

now the confusion do I buy 14-54mm and save some money or 12-60mm and hope in a year or 2 when I upgrade to E3 or Exxx the swd would come in to its own. It does have a wider angle a slightly longer reach emmm

I can get the 14-54mm for £369
and the 12-60mm for £629
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Hi Brian,
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Well I know I'm happy with the 14-54mm with my E510. I'm in Canada, and Olympus seems to be matching the price dollar for dollar with the U.S, so it's a full half off the 12-60mm.
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as for the focal length I guess it depends on what you need. I do lots of indoor shooting, and I have found the 14mm wide range to be just fine.Altough I am thinking of the 11-22 for the sake of it as most of my shots are within this range.
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