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Old Feb 3, 2012, 12:04 PM   #71
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Hey Greg:
Kowa has announced several f2.0 primes
(it states 4/3 but when you read the website it is really is m4/3)
http://translate.google.com/translat...02_509360.html

Type [4 / 3 - Kowa made
  • 12mm f2.0 4 / 3 "LM12XC (110,000 4,450 yen)
  • 16mm f2.0 4 / 3 "LM16XC (100,000 8,150 yen)
  • 25mm f2.0 4 / 3 "LM25XC (90,000 5,550 yen)
  • 35mm f2.0 4 / 3 "LM35XC (90,000 2,400)
  • 50mm f2.0 4 / 3 "LM50XC (3,000,009 yen)
And the Tokina Mirror turns out to be 300mm f6.3
http://translate.google.com.tw/trans...kina-300r.html
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 12:17 PM   #72
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The photo of the Tokina mirror lens seems to be a really compact, nice looking lens that goes well with a m4/3 body

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Old Feb 3, 2012, 12:30 PM   #73
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I cannot possibly justify spending that kind of money on a camera (not that I don't want the OM-D), although if I add the cost of all the cameras I currently have (new and old) plus lenses, it would sum up to at least twice as much as the possible cost of the new Oly. Funny how these things go! Maybe I can start by selling my DX6440, H1, H3, R1, FZ28, ZS6, G1, EPL1, and ultimately the G3 and then add another $900 to it...lol
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 12:45 PM   #74
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Until I become a decent photographer, I cannot justify the cost of upgrading from my E-PL2. No camera is going to improve my present skill level. I'm not quite done with learning the entire E-PL2 system yet and then I've got Elements 10 to master. Then if that weren't enough, my daughter and her husband bought me an Android tablet for Christmas and I'm still trying to learn that. I've got instruction manuals laying all over my desk. I was pretty comfortable with the Canon Digital Professional Software but it will not develop Olympus RAW files and obviously Canon isn't going to go through the bother of putting a plugin into their software to handle Olympus RAW. And I really do not like the editing software Olympus provides with the camera. If I have to learn a new software program I might as well learn one that I can do most everything with.
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I hear you, James. I'm somewhat on the same boat. I do need to invest some time learning something other than Picasa and/or Photoscape as these products have a lot of limitations. They work well for very quick fixes but if I want my images to look as good as what I see posted here and in other forums, I must learn PS or something like that.
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Those were/are my feelings. At least while I'm learning PS, their smart fix option does work quite well as far as color, light, contrast, etc. I also like how their cropping method works. I picked mine up from an Ebay store a few weeks back for 39 bucks and it wasn't just a disc in a sleeve, the store version, box, info, etc.
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Not a bad price at all.
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Those were/are my feelings. At least while I'm learning PS, their smart fix option does work quite well as far as color, light, contrast, etc. I also like how their cropping method works. I picked mine up from an Ebay store a few weeks back for 39 bucks and it wasn't just a disc in a sleeve, the store version, box, info, etc.
You'll find out how legit it is if/when you try upgrading using the provided serial number.

Is it Elements or Photoshop? At $39, I'd hope for the best, but expect the worst if it is Photoshop. $39 for used Elements disk is probably OK.
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Brand new Elements 10 in the box with another disc (Elements Premiere 30 day free trial). No different than one would get at Best Buy. I have already updated it with no problems. Shipped from Tenn but I don't recall the name of the store, I know it had "mall" in the name.
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Yet another new image on the rumors front page, with what looks pretty much to be confirmation of an eye sensor for auto switching between the EVF and back LCD..

http://www.43rumors.com/
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