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Old Jul 16, 2010, 6:44 PM   #1
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I was in the market to buy a dslr last year and I researched for weeks and always feeling uncomfortable beforeI was about to make a purchase. I was curious to see if others went thru the same pain. Finally I bit the bullet and ended up buying the Olympus E-620. Came with 2 lenses...14-42mm f/3.5-f/5.6 ED zoom lens; 40-150mm f/4.0-f/5.6 Zuiko digital zoom lens; compatible with 4/3 mount lenses. Its a great camera and i love it. Now im looking to add a new lens to my camera bag. And Im just curious to see what ppl recommend.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 6:49 PM   #2
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It really depends on what you like to shoot, to determine what would be a good lens for your to get.

Do you like macro. Like wildlife. Shoot sports. like landscape. Portraits.
If you are into macro, then a good macro lens,
Wildlife then maybe a longer zoom
Sport, a sports lens.
landscape a wide angle lens.
Portraits you may want a fast prime.

You will get a ton of different answer from ton of people depending on what they like to shoot.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 8:06 PM   #3
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I was hoping to capture some high speed live action shots. Specifically capture surfers out on the water. So I need something thats fast and has great zoom
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 8:10 PM   #4
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the zuikos 50-200mm swd would be a good lens for your needs.
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I recently picked up the 18-180mm mainly so I could ditch the two kit lenses. Not that the kit lenses are horrible. They work just fine. Just wanted some that was a tad better and incorporate ranges pretty close to the two kit lenses (less lens switching). And, it works great. I'm using the E-620 much more, getting (I feel) better images, and I just like it. Don't know how it would be for HS action, though. Just one to consider down the line.
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The 70-300mm lens is also priced well, has very good image quality and is capable of some real reach, as that 300mm equals 600mm on the E-620.

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