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Old Aug 4, 2011, 1:24 PM   #41
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Hi Marcelo,

As have you, I also have become spoiled with the detail, color and clarity that my E-30 gives me. But, I have to point out that the lenses you and I are using are exceptional. I find both the 12-60mm SWD and the 50-200mm lenses are as good or better than any equivalent lenses from any manufacturer period! You've got the 11-22mm, the 14-54mm as well as the 50-200mm. Additionally, the 30mm and 150mm Sigmas are outstanding.
I am staying with my E-520 for now.
I have become spoiled with my E-520 and 14-54 MK 1 lens
A lady at my offoce has a Nikon D3100. It can't compete with right out of the camera clarity and colors
These are right out of my E-520 just resized.

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Old Aug 4, 2011, 3:21 PM   #42
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Those are pretty good !
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 4:49 PM   #43
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For this reason, I've just ordered a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8.
Hi Zig,

Excellent choice of Nikon lens. That was the 1st lens I purchased after I switched to Nikon. The Nikon 70-200 VRII is in the same league as Oly 35-100 f2 that I used to have but with a much faster focus motor. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new D90 + 70-200mm system
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 6:30 PM   #44
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I bet you will be using the Nikon 100% sooner rather than later!
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Old Aug 5, 2011, 5:44 AM   #45
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Hi Zig,

Excellent choice of Nikon lens. That was the 1st lens I purchased after I switched to Nikon. The Nikon 70-200 VRII is in the same league as Oly 35-100 f2 that I used to have but with a much faster focus motor. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new D90 + 70-200mm system
Hi Jacob,

Just received the lens. I'll post some thoughts and samples on the the Nikon forum later as time allows. It is a beast of a lens.

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Hey Fred

Those looks very nice to me !

Zig, wow.. gotta say right in to the good stuff ! The ol'grey matters been thinking about what to do should nothing new FT wise show up over the next year or so .. and top of the list if I ever went to Nikon would be that lens.. so a fine choice! Camera body wise.. personally for me it would have to be a D700. I wouldn't get a Canon/Sony due to all there best L glass being coated in white! I'd love a black Leica M8/M9 (totally debadged including the red dot) with a few lenses... bring on the lottery!


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I wouldn't get a Canon/Sony due to all there best L glass being coated in white!

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Harj, if you leave the UK and go to a location where you spend any time in bright direct sunlight with a large lens, you start understanding the value of not having the lens be a black solar energy collector.

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Hey Fred

Those looks very nice to me !

Zig, wow.. gotta say right in to the good stuff ! The ol'grey matters been thinking about what to do should nothing new FT wise show up over the next year or so .. and top of the list if I ever went to Nikon would be that lens.. so a fine choice! Camera body wise.. personally for me it would have to be a D700. I wouldn't get a Canon/Sony due to all there best L glass being coated in white! I'd love a black Leica M8/M9 (totally debadged including the red dot) with a few lenses... bring on the lottery!


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Hi Harj,

Thanks. I decided that if I was going to make a change, I wasn't going to compromise any longer on lenses. And, I agree with you the body I should have bought is the D700. But that's the reason for getting the 70-200 2.8.
When I do pick a D700, I will have the necessary lenses


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They tested the AF, the E-5 is faster then the D7000 in a back issue of pop photo. But they are in different league. The e-5 is with the 7D and d300s league. Whole different animal.

When you are talking e-620 you are with the rebel's and the nikon d5100, d5000 and D90.

With regards to the e-5 v d7000 discussion regarding AF:
The e-5 with the 12-60 is faster than the d7000 in good light and static subjects. As the popphoto tests show, in low light the d7000 is much faster. Same thing can be said for moving objects, as nikon has better predictive AF than Olympus.


Of course, the differences aren't that great. People who currently own and are satisfied with Olympus don't need to upgrade. For those looking to upgrade or buy a new camera soon, however, I think Nikon is a safer bet (not necessarily because of the features, but because of the uncertainty around the olympus plans).
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Yeah, without knowing where oly will go with the 4/3 dslr path, nikon is the safer bet.
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