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 Post subject: New Lense for E-510
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:27 am 
I have an E-510 with kit lenses. I am going to Cambodia for a photo tour and am considering adding new lenses to my kit. I was thinking 12-60mm and/or 50mm........ Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:21 pm 
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I would recommend the 12-60mm to anyone with an Olympus body if they can afford it - it's fantastic!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:49 pm 
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I'd second Gordon's suggestion of the 12-60mm. It's very versatile and the quality is exceptional. I would also recommend the Panasonic/Leica 25mm f1.4, which I find is useful for low light situations in places like churches and temples.

Enjoy Cambodia. We were due to go a few months ago, but our departure airport got snowed in and our trip was cancelled. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:35 am 
Thank you for confirming this. It's a costly lense so I want to make sure. I have been looking online and am a bit confused. My E510 has a 58mm thread however in the specifications for this lense, they talk about "filter" size being 72m??? Is this the same thing as the" thread" ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:32 am 
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Yes, the 72mm does refer to the filter size. If your kit lens is the 14-42, then that has a filter size of 58mm.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:22 am 
@Haberno Oh, silly me, I can see that now - but just wanted to make sure, it's a lot of money. Thank you :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:48 am 
I wish I could recommend the 70-300 for longer shots,..but in reality,..it's a take your time lens...and no where near as sharp at 300mm as it is at 200mm..

But it will do a decent macro,and can be useful for head shots and up close small critters.

Good luck and good hunting!
(and may you have safe travels)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:16 am 
another vote for the 12-60,it's amazing! & the built is also great


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:50 pm 
for what i know and i read around on the net, for a Oly sooner or later u will by an 14-54mm or 12-60mm zuiko, to replace ur kit lens.Both are just great lenses. Maybe the 14-54mm Mk2 is a better investment if u plan to later by a M4/3 body.
70-300mm is a best buy , price/quality ratio.Works fantasticlly on M4/3bodys

but for a prime i suggest u an manual lens:

Industar-61 L/Z-MC 2.8/50 macro if u like macro (great quality low price - 30-45$ used on eBay)

Helios 44-2 2,0/58 M42 (standard 50mm at f2.0 u can find it on eBay for about 20$)


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