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Old Mar 25, 2011, 3:09 PM   #11
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It seems that we have some kind of consensus here. Thanks to all!

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And you do know how rare a unanimous consensus is on a photo forum, right?

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 4:21 PM   #12
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I'm not 100% sure about that ... but at least this time it worked
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And you do know how rare a unanimous consensus is on a photo forum, right?

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Errr yeah .. thats a wee bit shocking... I was expecting every other reply choosing alterantive lenses !
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Errr yeah .. thats a wee bit shocking... I was expecting every other reply choosing alternative lenses !
Yes, especially shocking that even Ted agreed, you know how he sometimes disagrees just to be cantankerous. LOL. (just kidding)
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Yes, especially shocking that even Ted agreed, you know how he sometimes disagrees just to be cantankerous. LOL. (just kidding)
Well, if it makes you happy I could say that I recommend the 7-14 over the 9-18.

Seriously though, Dodd camera is selling them for $1099, a heck of a price.


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$1099 of the 7-14mm .... this is a very good price indeed! However, I will probably sell my E30 and buy the E5 for the same kind of money.
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Hi,

KEH.com has a used 9-18mm lens for 415USD. I know you're in Canada, but thought you might be interested to know.
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$1099 of the 7-14mm .... this is a very good price indeed! However, I will probably sell my E30 and buy the E5 for the same kind of money.
I really love that lens, and it's worth it to me because landscape photography is most of what I do (it is my most used lens). If you're not doing it as much, or you're not doing much architectural photography, indeed the 9-18 would be a better use of your money. And your stress level would be lower - those of us that have that lens really worry about scratching its big eyeball front element every moment that its lens cap is off.

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I'm fairly confident that the 9-18 will be my next lens... just.need.to.find.the.money

Funny enough, whatever I buy next for my E-620 seems to start off @$650CDN (9-18, 50 1.4, 14-54 II f2.8-3.5)
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I'm fairly confident that the 9-18 will be my next lens... just.need.to.find.the.money

Funny enough, whatever I buy next for my E-620 seems to start off @$650CDN (9-18, 50 1.4, 14-54 II f2.8-3.5)
Hi Dan,
FWIW; you mentioned a 50mm f1.4 as one of the lenses on your list. I happen to own a Minolta manual focus Rokkor 50mm f1.4 md lens. I find this lens to be extremely sharp with a good(pleasing) out of focus background. I got mine at KEH.com-paid about 65USD. They currently list 2 of the 50mm 1.4 lenses on their site. Price is 76USD.


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