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Greg Chappell Dec 16, 2012 11:57 PM

Bonus Time! What to get??? Hmmm......

boBBrennan Dec 17, 2012 8:48 AM you're doing it, WOW right there?


Did you get the 17 too?

I remember 'BONUS times'! I should talk with Bonnie about re-invoking (lol).

James Emory Dec 17, 2012 9:06 AM

Greg, it's better to give than to receive. I will PM you my address.:p

Greg Chappell Dec 17, 2012 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by boBBrennan (Post 1330899) you're doing it, WOW right there?


Did you get the 17 too?

I remember 'BONUS times'! I should talk with Bonnie about re-invoking (lol).

I did get on the list for the 17/1.8. Played with it Saturday since the Olympus reps were there. Cool liitle lens.

They also said to stay tuned. Next on the list for Olympus is fast zooms. No idea if that's 6 months or two years away, but it's definitely on their to-do list.

I did give them my rant on Olympus' "no-hoods-with-micro-lenses" policy for all the good I know it did, but I did feel better afterwards :).

ramcewan Dec 17, 2012 10:48 AM

Greg, you must have cuts all over your hands from handling such a sharp lens!

Congratulations and looks nice, I really like the second shot with the red berries, very holiday spirit.

Tullio Dec 17, 2012 10:58 AM

Bonus??? That word has been out of my vocabulary for years now!!! Lucky you! Enjoy your new lens!

Greg Chappell Dec 17, 2012 3:26 PM

I have to admit being very lucky in terms of what my employer still does with paid benefits and an annual bonus since I joined in 2008. The first 28 years and two jobs was definitely not the case. I keep telling the younger ones around the office how good we have it.

Greg Chappell Dec 18, 2012 4:26 PM

The hood for the 75mm f1.8 arrived today. My oh my, this is nice. Heavy-duty metal construction with the same great clamp-locking mechanism used on the hood for the 12mm f2. If it works as well as the hood for the 12, once locked on it will become a part of the lens and never move no matter how much you knock it one way or the other.

The inside of the hood has black felt to eliminate all reflections due to sidelight bouncing off the hood walls that might cut down on contrast and, surprisingly, the box also included a new Olympus lens cap for the lens with pinch controls that allows one to leave the hood on all the time and remove or replace the cap easily without ever having to take the hood off.

Very impressive, as it should be for $75.

boBBrennan Dec 18, 2012 6:17 PM

.......ahhhh, the shelf elf is really looking after you. FUN times!

James Emory Dec 19, 2012 9:24 AM

A lens cover like that came with my 35mm macro and I like it. As you said you can take the cover off without having to remove the hood. Mmm, I don't have a hood for my macro but not quite sure I need one yet.

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