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Old Sep 1, 2009, 11:38 PM   #11
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Thanks Kelly-

Yes, I already own an Olympus E-510, so I have lots of hands-on experience with that camera.

At JimC's urging, I am going ahead with a full scale test of the Sony A-230 camera, whose design was refined and determined after Sony engineers met with multiple focus groups. I have indeed physically handled the Sony A-230 DSLR camera, and I am well aware of the fact that many users consider the new kit lens to be a very measurable improvement over the older Sony 18-70mm kit lens, and the fact that the Sony A-230 has been reduced in weight as much as possible based on focus group input.

I hope that you had a great day.

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Although everybody trashes it, I like my old 18-70 Sony better than the new 18-55. Maybe the 18-55 I tried in the store was defective, but my 18-70 has a lot smoother action in the zoom collar.

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 12:20 AM   #13
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Yes, Kelly-

Have seen reports that samples of the new Sony 18-55mm lens do vary a good deal. That is really unfortunate, as this new kit lens was supposed to be a real improvement. Well we live at the will of FATE. We have ordered the new Sony A-230 camera with the new Sony 18-55mm lens.

I sincerely hope that we get a good copy of that new lens.

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