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paullus
22nd October 2010, 06:29 PM
I have just bought a used E3 which has the 14-45 ZD lens fitted. I now have to sell my E620 which came with the 14-42 ED lens. Which lens do I keep and which one do I sell with the E620? I have searched for comparative tests of the lenses without any success.
Thank you.

Ulfric M Douglas
22nd October 2010, 06:59 PM
I'm thinking you should (if you need to sell your 620) sell it with the 14-42 which it came with : that will look proper and won't give you any hassle to sell as a KIT.
Whenever I see an older kit lens, like the 14-45 or 17-45 with a newer body I'm immediately suspicious and wonder why the mismatch.

Your E-3 may well make better use of a better lens like the 14-54 or the 12-60 which you may want to buy for it later.

rsh1960
22nd October 2010, 07:47 PM
What price are you looking for on the E620?

Melaka
22nd October 2010, 08:23 PM
Keep the E620 as a spare!

paullus
22nd October 2010, 08:56 PM
Thank you.
Melaka that is my hope but the voice of reason a.k.a. my (truly) beloved wife is not happy for me to blow the cost of a weeks holiday in the Sun on another camera.
rsh1960 I don't know what to ask for the E620. If I were to sell it, it would have the 14-45 ZD lens. It has an HLD5 grip and 3 original batteries and an RM-1 remote and a USB shutter release. It was bought in March this year and has not had enough use to justify the expense of the E3 according to
m(t)bw. Without actually checking I'm guessing the shutter count will be below 2000.
I don't really want to put it on Ebay as I did with my previous E500 & E520 as the prices are so unpredictable and their fees along with Paypal's are enough to wipe the smile off anyone's face!
Make me a sensible offer I can't refuse.
Cheers

StephenL
23rd October 2010, 06:39 AM
I would strongly recommend keeping the lenses with the bodies they originally came with. Much easier to sell at a later date. I agree wholeheartedly with Ulfric.

OlyPaul
23rd October 2010, 07:41 AM
The 14-42 is the better lens, but having said that I'd keep the E-620 as a small lightweight carry about any time kit for the times you do not want to carry a bulky kit with you but do not want to miss any photo opportunities.:)