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Old May 30, 2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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I was in Hillsboro, TX USA the past weekend for a family affair for which we stayed at the 113 years old Tarlton House Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Here are a couple photos I made with the E-3 and 14-54mm ZD. The first two at ISO 1250. Shot in RAW and processed via Bibble Pro

For you who are interested in this lens, it seems the price is getting right.
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outdoor 8:00PM CDT U.S. 23mm f/4.0 ISO 1250



outdoor 8:00PM CDT U.S. 27mm f/3.5 ISO 1250




12:00PM CDT U.S. 23mm f/4.0 ISO 100



12:00PM CDT U.S. 25mm f/3.5 ISO 100


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Old May 31, 2008, 6:23 AM   #2
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Hi Bob

At current prices the 14-54Zd looks a steal. Nice pics as well esp at 1250 ISO!

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Old Jun 1, 2008, 1:45 PM   #3
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Bob, on your advvice/invitation, I'm checking out your posts about the 14-54mm lens. Very impressive. Gotta love the results at ISO 1250. Sometimes, there's no substitute for faster glass.
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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.....hi Biro,

I'm happy you looked and thanks for the remark. The two at ISO 1250 were taken when what was left of sun light was behind buildings so I chose 1250 and used the camera flash. With the lens at roughly 25mm it was easy to 'leg' the frame distance. Usually I don't do those kinds of shots but with the results of these I may do more.

Photo #2 (granddaughter and grandson-in-law) was taken at the doors of a church.

To the original I have straightened, cropped the photo-right side and done some Photoshop cleanup of Preston's shirt, then did a 5x7 print which turned out pretty nice. I will get a print @ 11x14 for them.

The 14-54 is a really good lens, I bought this lens 2 years ago when the price was 'prime' and have had no regrets, same with the 50-200 (non SWD).

thanks again and good luck in your decisions,
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Old Jun 3, 2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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Fabulous work on your part. I really wish I could find a deal on the non-SWD 50-200mm lens. I would be happy to buy one slightly used - in fact, I'll have to if I want one at all, sinceOlympus doesn't appear to be making them anymore. If a great opportunity presented itself, I'd buy it even before I bought the E-520. But, generally, the price even for a used non-SWD is still within $200 of a new SWD model. Just goes to show what a great reputation the lens enjoys.
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Biro: FWIW just a quick FYI. There is a50-200mm Oly lens for sale now on e-bay with no reserve. Most of the lens have had pretty high reserve minimums on e-bay auctions.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Di...QQcmdZViewItem


To compare, Cameta Camera is selling new Oly 50-200mm for $999; so an auction may save some money.
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