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Old Jun 4, 2008, 2:35 PM   #1
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would love some recomendations on wider angle lens that the 14-45 lens i have, i cannot seem to find one, i love it to be 4/3 one but will prob have to go for a film slr lens and adapter

if anyone is using a wider lens please give me a little help

am wary of using one of the filter style ones as i dont want something cheap and nasty...........but something at a reasonable price

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Old Jun 4, 2008, 2:56 PM   #2
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zd 11-22 or Sigma 10-20 wide enough?

zd 7-14 or 8mm?

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Old Jun 4, 2008, 3:24 PM   #3
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hi mate thanks for prompt reply

sigma lens in 4/3 is £340 best price i can see on ebay in england.........its a bit out of my pocket

i didnt think there would be much of an option really. there have been a few shots i have had to stitch to get what i wanted...looks like ill have to keep stitching......i shoot panos anyway so its no problem



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Hi,

I too am thinking that my next purchase is going to be a wide angle lens. I'm waiting for the new 9-18mm ZD lens to be released later this year. Based on what I've read, the pricing should be about $400.00US. A very intriguing possibility.

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It may be more expensive than your looking for but the 11-22mm is "the" general purpose wide angle for the E-system right now. It's one of the truly outstanding 4/3 lenses.

I bought one because I needed it for car shows. It's not that you can't use a normal lens for photographing cars...the problem is that, in a big crowd, you don't have the option of standing 15 feet away from your subject. With people milling about, sometimes you have to take that shot from 2 feet away.

I used it for most of the shots in the following link including ALL of the indoor shots. It's fast enough that I could use available light in conjunction with the ISon the E-510.

http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q...lture/?start=0
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Based on what I've read, the pricing should be about $400.00US.
Correction: I misstated the price. The correct price should be $599US.

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thanks for input on closer inspection of ebay,the lensare from hong kong...even though i did the search for england and europe!!!!!!!.....id rather buy from america or europe, but looking on american ebay its the same hong kong sellers

is it possible with a conversion ring to fit a file camera wide angle to the body or not??

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if your talking about hanging a cheap w/a conversion lens off a kit lens - mechanicallyand optically not a good idea.

if your talking aboutjerry rigginga bayonet/adaptor to a cheap w/a conversion lens and mountingon a camera, its more complicated than that. consider registration & aperture control.




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have sold some pics and decidedi can afforda sigma 10-20

would this be 20-40 when on the camera?? as my 14- 45 works out at 28-90.

if so how much wider are we actualy talking??

what would be a big help is if i could see a shot taken with the sigma and then one taken with the oly lens to compare how much wider it will be



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have sold some pics and decidedi can afforda sigma 10-20

would this be 20-40 when on the camera?? as my 14- 45 works out at 28-90.

if so how much wider are we actualy talking??

what would be a big help is if i could see a shot taken with the sigma and then one taken with the oly lens to compare how much wider it will be



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The difference between the widest 28mm setting (35mm equivalent) of your 14-45 and the 20mm end (again, 35mm equivalent) of the Sigma would be significant. Go here and use this guide...20mm and 28mm are going to be the same, no matterthe brand..

http://www.usa.canon.com/app/html/EF...al_length.html
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