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Old Mar 10, 2012, 8:35 PM   #11
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I bought the 50-200 & 14-54 to matchup with my E-300 6-yrs ago. I still use them on the old camera, fantastic results and since 2007 both on the E-3. When I bought the E-3 I checked the 12-60 but did not see it better enough than the 14-54 for my usage.

The 14-54 V1 is an amazingly good lens that I recommend heartily.

As for the TCs it seems one really never hears of coupling them to the 14-54, Jim I am happy to hear you do. Recently I did put the EC-20 to my 14-54 on the E-3 and it is a very nice combination that I expect to use often.
What's really cool about the EC-14 and the EC-20 is with just two lenses (50-200mm and the 14-54mm) You can cover quite a range by mixing and matching. Both lenses lend themselves extremely well to the converters.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 8:48 PM   #12
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....and adding my favorite lens these days, the 70-300 + the 40-150 and the range covers most of my outdoors needs.
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Is it true that the 14-54 Mk II and the 12-60 will both focus faster on the Pens than the 14-54 Mk I? I don't have a Pen, but should that be a consideration if I decide to add a Pen body in the future?
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 5:50 AM   #14
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I bekieve that's true, but I looked at the Oly web site and they don't say whether a lens is CDAF enabled or not. They don't even list the 14-54 in their E-system lens list, but do have it for sale. Big surprise - their marketing department can't find their posterior with either hand.

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I bekieve that's true, but I looked at the Oly web site and they don't say whether a lens is CDAF enabled or not. They don't even list the 14-54 in their E-system lens list, but do have it for sale. Big surprise - their marketing department can't find their posterior with either hand.

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That's not true, Ted. That's where their head's at!
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It's there...and still for sale at B&H and several other places.

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I know, Jim. But it's not HERE which is how one would normally get to the lens. And in the specs it doesn't state whether it (or the 12-60) is CDAF-enabled. You have to know that SWF implies CDAF-enabled.

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But it is there! I agree they don't list the CDAF and even the SWD on the listing, maybe they are trying to sell more 12-60's!
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