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Old Aug 1, 2013, 9:58 PM   #11
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And! That's why I still have an E500 with the 2 kit lenses.....
My theory is: It teaches you to be a better photographer when you learn to handle basic gear.


I'm still waiting though..
I almost never used f/2.8 with mine
the most incredible value UWA is the 9-18 by far

and not only with Olympus
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I love my Zuiko FT 9-18, it pretty well stays locked onto my E-P3. I use this combo exclusively for car shows, up close and clicking without all the distraction.
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And! That's why I still have an E500 with the 2 kit lenses.....
My theory is: It teaches you to be a better photographer when you learn to handle basic gear.

I'm still waiting though..
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Me too!

You're still waiting for Ken to become a better photographer?

(Sorry. I tried not to post this, I really did. But my willpower is weak, very weak...)
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I've had the 11-22 since I first got the E-500 and I've always really liked the IQ it delivers. And IIRC, oddly by the numbers it doesn't test out as good as the photos it delivers. That's the main reason I admire Popular Photography for rating lenses with what they call a Subjective Quality Factor which includes the judgement of pro photographers and/or editors examining the images from a lens being tested.

If I'm shooting in daylight, there are times when that lens on the E500 or L1 is a welcome relief from lugging around the 7-14 on the E5. Sherpas are hard to find here.
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Just for grins I googled up quickly the respective lenses for price. USD of course.

7-14 = $1300+
11-22= $770+
9-19 = $350.......Make the 9-18 look like a bargain..
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Just for grins I googled up quickly the respective lenses for price. USD of course.

7-14 = $1300+
11-22= $770+
9-19 = $350.......Make the 9-18 look like a bargain..
thing is
I have all three of them!
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thing is
I have all three of them!
Excellent...

Funny the way things change, When I first picked up my OM1 back in the day, Me and almost everyone else wanted/needed a telephoto lens. It wasn't until I got into this stunning valley in Scotland, with the loch and castle, still green with the spring rains and scotch broom in bloom. That I realized what was more important.

Both ends of the spectrum, long and short....
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Old Aug 3, 2013, 4:40 PM   #18
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Ive been shooting the GH2 a lot with just the 25/1.4,its sorta handy
interesting how you can make landscapes work with it, yet so unlike a UWA

Im beginning to think in the zone of 35-50mm EFL is around ideal
like you I began with a 500mm mirror,so maybe Im at phase 3?
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You're still waiting for Ken to become a better photographer?

(Sorry. I tried not to post this, I really did. But my willpower is weak, very weak...)
Ha! No, I'll still waiting for ME to be a better photographer!

BTW, I bought the 11-22 used off eBay for $375.

Here's a shot of one of our sunflowers. I did a little work on it to brighten and sharpen, plus upped the contrast a tad.
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Good deal Sean; and that is a super shot. Sharp, good color, focus and contrast. Well done.
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