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    I love my E-30, don't get me wrong. In the 2.5 years I have had it I have taken 4500 images with it. However in the 7 months with the E-PL5 I have taken 3500 images! So It may be time to sell the E-30, and invest the money in a 75-300mm mk2. I still have an E-1, and the 14-54, 50-200 SWD lenses. Just not sure yet what to do. Wish the 50-200 worked better on the PL5, (I'm afraid of wrecking the lens using it on the PL5), and Oly would come out with and adapter that would take the weight.

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    Re: At a crossroads

    I am at the same stage in relation to my E-3. Although I have only had my EPL-5 a few weeks, it is growing on me (probably even more when my VF-2 arrives). When I put this and my E-3 side to side with it, the size difference is immense. I still have the problem with my 4/3 lenses, which I love (IQ but not so much their size) and their so so usability on the EPL-5, which I can accept up to a point. However, I am not sure if I can accept the lower IQ of the micro 4/3 lenses that I would have to replace them with if I went fully micro, such as the Pany 7-14 (not sure if I still need a lens this wide), 12-50, and 75-300. I can maybe live without the 50-75 gap. I need the versitlity of zooms over primes and although I am now contridicting myself I quite fancy assembling a small collection of OM primes in the shape of the 135 and 200mm telephotos due to their gorgeous look on the PEN bodies!

    But to be honest I don't really know what I want!
    Dave

    E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

    External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge

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      Re: At a crossroads

      To be honest I do not see a whole lot of IQ difference between the m40-150mm and the 50-200mm SWD, and I am very surprised at that. I'm still in the process of taking test shots and, yes, pixel peeping, and I realize the 40-150 does not compete in speed. Ephotozine has tests on bothe the 40-150 and 75-300, the 40-150 is sharper if I am reading them right. So today I went out with the 40-150mm and turned on the digi tele-converter. This is a sample, striaght out of the camera at 150mm, ISO800 F7.1. So for now I think I'm happy without the 75-300.


      I went to the WoW event in Birmingham Saturday. There I met a person that was new to m4/3, (his other camera was a D7000), he had just purchased the 40-150mm and was also amazed at the sharpness, I think he said as good if not better than the Nikon. Not bad for a cheap plastic lens!

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        Almost, I almost put my E-30 up for sale on here. I have the ad ready, I have the pictures ready, I just could not bring myself to do it, aaarrrrggghhh. Just don't know what is keeping me from doing it! Maybe I'm a camera hoarder.

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          Re: At a crossroads

          Originally posted by pvasc View Post
          Almost, I almost put my E-30 up for sale on here. I have the ad ready, I have the pictures ready, I just could not bring myself to do it, aaarrrrggghhh. Just don't know what is keeping me from doing it! Maybe I'm a camera hoarder.
          Val I was like that with my E-1s and still have two (gave one to my middle son and one to a Grandson ... with a few lenses )

          But the E-1 is still a great bit of kit also have a few other Olympus cameras and lenses ... sort of a collection as parting is painful ...
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            Re: At a crossroads

            Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
            Val I was like that with my E-1s and still have two (gave one to my middle son and one to a Grandson ... with a few lenses )

            But the E-1 is still a great bit of kit also have a few other Olympus cameras and lenses ... sort of a collection as parting is painful ...

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              Re: At a crossroads

              The E-1 is a classic, no doubt about that. I had a couple and wish I still had one, but I just know it wouldn't get used, and I hate to have redundancy around me. It just seems a waste. But if I don't use a piece of kit for a few weeks, I just itch to get rid!

              PS Pete, that doesn't apply to the 75mm!
              Stephen

              A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

              Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                Re: At a crossroads

                I took an E-1 and Mk 1 14-54 lens out today
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                I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

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                  Re: At a crossroads

                  Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                  I took an E-1 and Mk 1 14-54 lens out today
                  Did they need a lead?
                  Stephen

                  A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                  Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                  My Flickr site

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                    Re: At a crossroads

                    Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                    Did they need a lead?
                    Not just the Gun Dog Whistle ...
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                    I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                    Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

                    the ONE photo album

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