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Old Sep 25, 2008, 7:35 PM   #11
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Did you all keep your kit lens? I am upgrading from an 150mm kit lens. Is it worth holding on to?
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I can hardly wait for whom is first here with the 9-18, maybe Sig or Zig.



Just for grins, take a look at these...

http://norpheus.smugmug.com/gallery/6038502_HDEti#P-5-3

Those are from the Panasonic LX3, some shot at the 24mm setting at f2, and some shot with the 18mm conversion lens fitted, 18mm and f2!
Greg,

Those are really prettyimpressive images. Thanks for sharing...........

And as for the 9-18mm lens business you guys are foisting on me, I'm not biting on it-at least not yet:?:?

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Just recently, I sold my 40-150mm on Craig's list for 100bucks. I simply realized that I wasn't using it. My go to lenses are the 14-54mm and the 70-300mm. That pretty much covers me for 90% of what I like to do. I also have the 35mm macro which is a good lens for the money.

As for is it worth holding on to? that is for you to decide after using the 70-300mm. The 40-150mm is a good lens that's certainly a lot smaller than the 70-300. Also, you probably not get what it's worth since there arelots of them out there for sale on Craig's as well as EBay.




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Did you all keep your kit lens? I am upgrading from an 150mm kit lens. Is it worth holding on to?
Hey SS,

Just recently, I sold my 40-150mm on Craig's list for 100bucks. I simply realized that I wasn't using it. My go to lenses are the 14-54mm and the 70-300mm. That pretty much covers me for 90% of what I like to do. I also have the 35mm macro which is a good lens for the money.

As for is it worth holding on to? that is for you to decide after using the 70-300mm. The 40-150mm is a good lens that's certainly a lot smaller than the 70-300. Also, you probably not get what it's worth since there arelots of them out there for sale on Craig's as well as EBay.



Do they make a 150-400 range lens? Then one could keep the smaller 40-150 lens. I really like that 40-150 lense. Or how about a tele-converter to go with the 40-150?
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Did you all keep your kit lens? I am upgrading from an 150mm kit lens. Is it worth holding on to?
Hey SS,

Just recently, I sold my 40-150mm on Craig's list for 100bucks. I simply realized that I wasn't using it. My go to lenses are the 14-54mm and the 70-300mm. That pretty much covers me for 90% of what I like to do. I also have the 35mm macro which is a good lens for the money.

As for is it worth holding on to? that is for you to decide after using the 70-300mm. The 40-150mm is a good lens that's certainly a lot smaller than the 70-300. Also, you probably not get what it's worth since there arelots of them out there for sale on Craig's as well as EBay.



Do they make a 150-400 range lens? Then one could keep the smaller 40-150 lens. I really like that 40-150 lense. Or how about a tele-converter to go with the 40-150?
Sigma has made a 135-400, but you'd need to check and see what's available from them in the 4/3rd's mount.

Putting a teleconverter on the 40-150's probably not the best solution since you lose a stop with the 1.4TC and 2 stops with the 2x. At one stop with the 1.4TC, the maximum aperture at thetele end at f8 might not allow the AF system to work well, or even at all, and you;d be limited to pretty much only good daylight subjects.
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