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DJMC
14th June 2011, 09:47 AM
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Does this Pana/Leica lens fit the E series 4/3 and how would it compare if I replaced my Mk1 14-54 & Mk1 40 - 150 Olympus lenses with it for an all in one solution on my E-1 & E-510?

Thanks for any info!

;)

Ian
14th June 2011, 10:58 AM
:confused:

Does this Pana/Leica lens fit the E series 4/3 and how would it compare if I replaced my Mk1 14-54 & Mk1 40 - 150 Olympus lenses with it for an all in one solution on my E-1 & E-510?

Thanks for any info!

;)

The Panasonic Leica 14-150 is a superb lens with outstanding optical quality. It's also not much larger than a 14-54. And it works normally on any Four Thirds body, including the E-1 and E-510. You also get the added feature of in-lens optical image stabilisation with this lens which is great for use with the E-1 which has no IS built in.

There is a compromise in that the lens is not as bright as either of the lenses you have, with a maximum aperture of 3.5 at 14mm and 5.6 at 150mm compared to 2.8 and 4.5 respectively. So you need to weigh up the pros and cons, but I can say I'd be very happy with the 14-150 replacing the lenses you have. Its filter thread is, if I recall, 72mm, so if you have filters, you will need to replace them as the 14-54 has a 67mm thread.

Ian

DJMC
14th June 2011, 11:15 AM
:)

Thanks for the info Ian.

I'll keep an eye open for one of my 'bargain buys'.

;)

Ian
14th June 2011, 11:18 AM
:)

Thanks for the info Ian.

I'll keep an eye open for one of my 'bargain buys'.

;)

Unfortunately, the respect for this lens is so great you will do well to get a bargain price. I have seen them on eBay for around a grand.

Ian

Shaw
14th June 2011, 11:28 AM
I managed to get one about six months ago, it is a superb lens and stays on my E-5 about 90% of the time. I would definitely try and get one if you can, and as Ian has pointed out, the filter size is 72mm.

StephenL
14th June 2011, 11:49 AM
If I had the chance to get one at a price I could afford I'd jump at it for my E-1!

I managed to get one about six months ago, it is a superb lens and stays on my E-5 about 90% of the time. I would definitely try and get one if you can, and as Ian has pointed out, the filter size is 72mm.

Phill D
14th June 2011, 07:35 PM
I missed one recently for just over 500 - I was gutted.