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Forum: Camera conference 30th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

I used the 18-180 for a couple of months back in 2006 when the E-330 first came out. At the time I felt less than comfortable with th lens, but I had been spoiled by having used the 14-54 almost...
Forum: Camera conference 29th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

This may be controversial :D

The main advantages of the 14-54 are brightness (f.2.8-3.5 compared 3.5-5.6and it has longer reach. In terms of sharpness, the 14-42 is a pretty close match. The 14-54...
Forum: Camera conference 29th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Check out:

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/olympus_9-18_4-5p6_o20/

Then compare with:

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_10-20_4-5p6_n15/

or
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Yes, I can use Cokin P-type filters using a 77mm adapter and a wide angle holder on the 14-35 f/2. The two kit lenses are are 58mm screw threads, while the 9-18 has a 72mm thread.

Ian
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

I have to confess that I have not yet had the opportunity to use the Sigma 10-20, but from the reviews I have read, the Zuiko 9-18 is clearly a better lens, optically, as well as going wider. The...
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Or how about the 9-18 plus the 18-180? 9-180 (18-360) in just two lenses!

On the other hand, while the 9-18 is a truly excellent lens, especially for the money, like all 10x superzooms, the 18-180...
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

The cheapest I have seen at a quick look for an E-620 twin lens kit is 629 from UK Digital. A 9-18 Zuiko Digital is around 430, so you could have 9-150mm (18-300) in three very compact and...
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

I think a D90 has the edge on the E30 or E-620 for high ISO noise, but from 400 up to 1600 it's very close. The gap widens at 3200.

All lenses will be image stabilised on an E-30 or E-620, even 35...
Forum: Camera conference 28th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Hey Chris - welcome back and thanks for keeping the faith with the e-group despite the (undeserved, in my opinion) rough ride you had here when you switched to the D700.

That E-30 deal is...
Forum: Camera conference 26th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Yes, over the E-520 the E-620 has:


articulating screen
12MP vs. 10MP
Improved noise management
Slightly faster shooting
Slightly larger viewfinder
7 AF points instead of 3
Optional...
Forum: Camera conference 25th July 2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,852
Posted By Ian
Re: Possible Olympus Convert

The Alpha 700 is a very fine camera, but it does lack live view, and the cheaper kit lens is, frankly, poor. The 16-80 Sony Carl Zeiss branded one is good, but I'd rate the inexpensive Olympus 14-42...
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