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Old Feb 14, 2012, 2:27 PM   #31
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The only time you will see Oly or Panny reduce prices on lenses is when a newer version of the lens comes out. I recently bought the Oly 40-150mm for 149.00 including manufacturers instant rebate. The lens normally sold for 199.95. The old version has been replaced by a new version designated by an R. The focusing ring is smooth as silk but the zoom ring is a little on the rough side. I'm glad it's that way instead of the other way around.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 2:47 PM   #32
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yes i saw your picture of your dog james! the IQ looks great on that lens! may have to add that one to the kit! going back to my original question i just compared e-pl3 and e-pm1 on snapsport and they came out as a tie but with more advantages on the e-pm1 than the 3? how reliable is that site by the way?
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 3:01 PM   #33
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yes i saw your picture of your dog james! the IQ looks great on that lens! may have to add that one to the kit! going back to my original question i just compared e-pl3 and e-pm1 on snapsport and they came out as a tie but with more advantages on the e-pm1 than the 3? how reliable is that site by the way?
I've never been there or heard of it but that doesn't mean it may not be reliable. Right now Olympus has a deal where you get 150.00 off on the 40-150mmR lens which is the latest version of that lens.

https://us.buyolympus.com/special-of...ko-outfit.html

Might want to read these reviews as well. Always better to read from more than one source.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepm1/

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl3/
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 3:25 PM   #34
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I've never been there or heard of it but that doesn't mean it may not be reliable. Right now Olympus has a deal where you get 150.00 off on the 40-150mmR lens which is the latest version of that lens.

https://us.buyolympus.com/special-of...ko-outfit.html

Might want to read these reviews as well. Always better to read from more than one source.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepm1/

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl3/
that is a great deal for that lens.. wish I had grabbed that - doh!

I also recommend dpreview - if you go to the "Compared to RAW" or other "Compared to" pages you can actually compare IQ on same subject between the cameras you are looking at. Weirdly there seems to be a difference between e-pm1 and e-pl2/3, which is odd since it is the same sensor. By my eyes the e-pl2/3 is sharper.
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I just hope that Tamron/Sigma will actually design new lenses for the m4/3 format rather than adapting existing lenses to the format. One of the greatest advantages of m4/3 is the fact that the lenses can be very compact and light compared to 4/3 or APS-C lenses. I don't want to by some huge, heavy and bulky lenses just to save some money. It defeats the purpose of the system.
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I just hope that Tamron/Sigma will actually design new lenses for the m4/3 format rather than adapting existing lenses to the format. One of the greatest advantages of m4/3 is the fact that the lenses can be very compact and light compared to 4/3 or APS-C lenses. I don't want to by some huge, heavy and bulky lenses just to save some money. It defeats the purpose of the system.
Well said Tullio!
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