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Old Jul 31, 2013, 5:39 PM   #1
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So after many weeks of research, which included reading the posts on this forum, I have picked out and purchased a wide angle/zoom lens. I went with the 11-22mm 2.8f 4/3 lens. I hope it will complement my 70-300.

The other options are just more than I want to spend, as I take mostly snapshots and hope that a couple will be 'photographs'. That 12-60mm looks really nice, but it's twice the cost of the 11-22. I wonder if the images come out twice as good?

The widest lens I have is the kit 17.5-45mm that came with my e500 (along with the 40-150mm).

Looking forward to receiving the lens (should be here this week!).

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for all the info I gleaned from here; and I enjoy checking out your images and witty banter!
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 8:40 PM   #2
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Congrats on the lens purchase. I have heard a lot of good things about the 11-22mm lens, and it is a lot of lens for the money. We will look forward to seeing your shots with it posted here.
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I have heard very good things about that lens.

RRiley posted a couple of his shots with it and they were outstanding. No distortion and no barreling.
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only coz I removed it
it is a good lens, and it is quite fast to focus on E5

Georgian House on E300, looks oversharpened here not sure why
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Sometimes mine come out like that when I post them on line...dunno why though.
Shows interesting texture on the walls though.
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Another nice shot. As far as the sharpening, I have noticed that when shots are reduced in size for web posting, that they sometimes tend to look sharpened, and other times look less sharp. Not sure if it is the software, or the websites.
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Looks to be a very nice lens but sure isn't a bargain priced lens. Anything with a f2.8 is expected to be expensive.
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Looks to be a very nice lens but sure isn't a bargain priced lens. Anything with a f2.8 is expected to be expensive.
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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Very well said.
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I'm still waiting though..
Me too!
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