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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:32 PM   #31
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The 30 2.8 is actually a decent focal length on m4/3, I just wish is was 30 or 35mm 1.8 or F2. It would go great with the 20 1.7 and 50 1.8 very well place between the two FL. I ask for allot in primes. I love prime lenses over zoom for creative shooting. I have 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8 and 100 2.8 for my canon. And I would love to completely match that line up with my m4/3 setup.
you keep saying 50 1.8, do you mean the Olympus 45mm f1.8?

I agree I think a 30 or 35 f2 or faster would be a nice addition.

Right now I have 12/25/45 line up and could see adding a 19 or 20 and a 30 or 35 to that mix.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:34 PM   #32
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The 30 2.8 is actually a decent focal length on m4/3, I just wish is was 30 or 35mm 1.8 or F2. It would go great with the 20 1.7 and 50 1.8 very well place between the two FL. I ask for allot in primes. I love prime lenses over zoom for creative shooting. I have 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8 and 100 2.8 for my canon. And I would love to completely match that line up with my m4/3 setup.

I can see that, but I have other holes to fill before I go to a 30mm. Oh, also I should pay rent some time.
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Yup, I was thinking canon, the 45 1.8 is a very good value for price and well worth the money. It is just as good as the 50 1.4 form canon or sigma.

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you keep saying 50 1.8, do you mean the Olympus 45mm f1.8?

I agree I think a 30 or 35 f2 or faster would be a nice addition.

Right now I have 12/25/45 line up and could see adding a 19 or 20 and a 30 or 35 to that mix.
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Not lens, but m43-related, I saw that B&H have a G3 kit for $300. Now THAT's a deal. Kind of makes me wonder why to buy an electronic viewfinder for $200 when you can get a whole camera (that comes with a viewfinder) for 3. Maybe I'll just forego the viewfinder and wait until the OM-D can be had for 300 bucks.
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wishful thinking on the omd, the g3 viewfinder is small compare to the 200 vf2, the less expensive vf3 works and is about the same as the G3 offering. That is why the g3 is so compact, they really kept everything small.
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wishful thinking on the omd, the g3 viewfinder is small compare to the 200 vf2, the less expensive vf3 works and is about the same as the G3 offering. That is why the g3 is so compact, they really kept everything small.

Yeah, it's smallness is actually what sent me to the E-PL2 . . . didn't really like the grip on the G3. It's still a good camera though.
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having the VF 2 with my pen, I can never go to the smaller VF3. It is a world of a difference. And it got me spoil. I love the larger screen on the VF-2 it is almost equal to a 100% optical view of a canon 5D or 7D view finder.
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having the VF 2 with my pen, I can never go to the smaller VF3. It is a world of a difference. And it got me spoil. I love the larger screen on the VF-2 it is almost equal to a 100% optical view of a canon 5D or 7D view finder.
Yeah, I was half kidding with all of that. I'm still interested in the VF-2 but other things keep getting in the way of me buying it. Still if the G3 was more like the G2 body-wise I probably would have gotten it this Spring.
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Yeah, I was half kidding with all of that. I'm still interested in the VF-2 but other things keep getting in the way of me buying it. Still if the G3 was more like the G2 body-wise I probably would have gotten it this Spring.
well if there was a good time to buy a VF-2 it would be now, at $169 it is a great deal, I paid $175 for a factory refurbished one from cameta...


http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/acce...sory-port.html

just sayin' I know it can be hard to justify
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well if there was a good time to buy a VF-2 it would be now, at $169 it is a great deal, I paid $175 for a factory refurbished one from cameta...


http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/acce...sory-port.html

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Aw, you're killin' me sir.

Since we're on viewfinders, can anyone tell me what exactly the point is of a a viewfinder like the vf-1 would be? Maybe it's an old-school film thing? I don't understand how it does anything. There must be a point, though, or people wouldn't keep buying them.
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