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Old May 26, 2005, 5:56 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a lens to be used on the Olympus Evolt E-300 that will perform well in low-light using both the built-in flash and the Olympus FL-36 external flash. This will be for people pics in dim-lit settings. I'm looking for accurate skin tones, good detail, accurate colors, etc...

Is the Zuiko 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 good enough or should I consider the Zuiko 14-54mm F2.8-3.5?

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Old May 27, 2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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Is the Zuiko 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 good enough or should I consider the Zuiko 14-54mm F2.8-3.5?
A lot of answers have already come your way over on the DP Review forum, so I'm not saying anything new here, but just so your message won't be ignored, i would personally recommend the 14-54 if you're really shooting low-light situations in a small-moderate sized room. Alternatley, the 50mm f2 for a prime, but it is more difficult to use well, I think. The 14-45 is an excellent kit lens, but it has a stop less brightness and a bit shorter zoom reach, so it's basically a budget decision (the 50mm 2 is also expensive).
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Does anybody know how many first born children the new Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-35mm f/2.0 Zoom Lens is going to cost? ;-)

I have not seen any pricing/availabilityfor this lens yet.


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Old May 31, 2005, 10:33 AM   #4
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I got this link from the other forum. But I don't know its translation. Maybe you can get idea from this

http://www.geizhals.at/?fs=zuiko&in=...;x=30&y=11


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Does anybody know how many first born children the new Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-35mm f/2.0 Zoom Lens is going to cost? ;-)

I have not seen any pricing/availabilityfor this lens yet.


Jim, I figured I would sell off the whole family in the hopes of having enough $$$ to purchase not only the 14-35mm F2 but also the 35-100mm F2 and 90-250mm F2.8. We can all wish as these lenses just seem a little on the make-belief side of things.

As for prices... well only roomers is what I have heard thus far.... something like the following: 14-35mm $1200-1500usd ish, 35-100mm $1600-2000usd ish, 90-250mm $4000+ usd ish.

If you have the money and decided not to take advantange of the excellent 2 lens kit deal going on with the e-300 I would recommend getting the 14-54 over the still excellent 14-45mm lens. The main reason being that its faster and is built a little better (fully sealed). Although I don't have any hands on experience with the 14-45mm lens I do own the 14-54mm for my E-1 and love it dearly. After buying lesser digital products while trying to save a buck or two one thing that i've learned over the years is I usually end up regreting not paying more initially for the better product.

On a side not, it sure seems either Oly isn't producing alot of lenses/they are selling really well, or no one wishes to carry them in stock.I recently (lastFriday) ordered myself some new gear for my camera now that I finally paid off the camera and gear I purchased originally and all of it isn't instock:

ITEM NAME: Olympus - 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ZUIKO E Lens for E1
ITEM QUANTITY: 1
Backordered from supplier due on 6/6/2005


ITEM NAME: Olympus - EX25 Macro Extension Tube 2:1 for E1
ITEM QUANTITY: 1
Backordered from supplier due on 6/16/2005


ITEM NAME: Olympus Pro Studio Capture Software 1.2 for E1
ITEM QUANTITY: 1
Backordered from supplier due on 6/6/2005


Well at least i'll get my 72mm Hoya filter right away as that and a 72mm lens cap was all that was instock.:roll:






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As for prices... well only roomers is what I have heard thus far.... something like the following: 14-35mm $1200-1500usd ish, 35-100mm $1600-2000usd ish, 90-250mm $4000+ usd ish.
Well, the sitethat zoegy73 posted a link to seems to imply the prices will be much higher (it lets you see them in Euros, too). Hopefully, these prices are just "place holders", and don't reflect what the lenses will actually sell for. ;-)

I don't own one of the Oly models. But, they have been on my radar. So, I've been looking at a lot of lenses lately to try and narrow down my choices in a smaller DSLR brand/model.


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