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Old Jun 9, 2010, 5:16 PM   #11
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So whats the difference between the 40-150mm and the 70-300mm. Just zoom?

So if the lense was set at 40mm (40-150mm) the camera would be at its widest angle as in how much you can see from left to right?
There is also a huge size difference in the lenses. with the 40-150mm you have reach out to 300mm with the 70-300mm you have reach out to 600mm. But you also really unbalance the camera with the larger lens.

But the micro 4/3 camera are not the best for sports. But with the latest firmware. Their AF system have gotten faster. To the the point they are about the same speed as entry level dslrs. Like the sony a230, d3000, and e520. But I would still take my action stuff with my T1i over my epl-1.
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ok so there are two different lenses, that are the same?
whats the difference between the kit lens (14-42mm) and the other 14-42mm lens with the larger diaphragm.
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There are 2 olympus m zukios 14-42. The epl-1 and the ep2 have different ones. The only thing is one has all plastic construction with the epl-1 and the ep-2 has a metal base plate. But are identical optically.
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what about this lens?
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...ct/1097/cat/69
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That is an excellent lens, lecia glass, that is why it is 1200 dollars.
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There are 2 olympus m zukios 14-42. The epl-1 and the ep2 have different ones. The only thing is one has all plastic construction with the epl-1 and the ep-2 has a metal base plate. But are identical optically.

Yes your right but thats not necessarily all true. Here is the lens I am talking about (the one I want)
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1344

And here is the lens that come with the cameras
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1463
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one is design for the olympus 4/3 dslr the other is for the m4/3 system. With the first one you will need an adapter to use the first one.

The dslr version is optically better, but the pen's correct for the flaws with the m4/3 version. And it is allot smaller.
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Yes your right, it is 1200 dollars, but couldn't that lens take place of two or three other lenses? I mean if I have learned everything right today, the 14mm capability of this lens would mean that it could take very wide angle shots but also zoom up to 300mm by 35mm equivalent (35mm still doesn't mean anything to me yet so i have no idea what Im saying). but what does the F/3.5 - F/5.6 mean for me, the novice photographer? Also how do you think that this lens would react on the E-P2?
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It can take the place of 2 lenses, but 2 lens performs better then 1 lens with a greater zoom range. So there is a give an take, but the 1200 dollar lens has less take then the olympus 14-150 that is coming out.
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Ok so if you have a few grand to spend on one camera/gear and you had decided on a E-P2, what lenses would you get to best suit as many needs as a photographer as possible?
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