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Looking for an E1 and hope to find one soon. I already have 2 kit lenses 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 (Zuiko lenses) that I bought some time back with an E510. I will use both of these but will have to upgrade the glass at some stage. Has anyone used the cheaper lenes with the E1? What are the results like?
Can anyone suggest one good all round lens that won't break the bank!! The upgrade, higher end Zukio lenses are very expensive but maybe an older lens might do the job for less cash than the more modern ones. What do people suggest? Any advise is welcome thanks
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Hi Banjukes
I have recently bought a pair of E1s and thoroughly enjoying them, good colour good sensor and a pleasure to use. The E1 'standard' 14-54mm f2.8 series 1 is a superb lens and getting cheaper now (one went on EvilBay for £128 just last week). If you get one I guarantee you won't be dissapointed, 5mp here works really well! The backup E1 gets used with a17.5-45mm kit lens and a 'legacy' 50mm OM Zuiko via adapter. You'll find a lot of info advice and comment on the E1 in these forums, its worth a read! If you need to know any more do ask.
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My sample of the original 14-54 wasn't significantly better than the 14-42 kit lens that came with my E-410 so I sold it with my E-1.

I now wish I'd kept the E-1 to use with my manual focus primes as part of my going retro phase.
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Re: Banjukes

Still using my E1 after 7 years, and the original kit lenses I bought new with the camera. 14-54mm f2.8 is a superb lens as are the original 14-42mm f3.5 and the 40-150mm f3.5 plus you can use all the original Zuiko OM lenses through an adaptor. 35mm f3.5 Macro is a very good cheapish lens too.
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The 14-54mm f/2.8 looks pretty fast and would be of great benefit to the E1 in low light. I'll keep an eye out for it. I know nothing about the OM lenses at all. Would the 50mm and or the 35mm be best suited for what?
I know, I have a lot to learn!
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None of us ever stop learning! That's why photography is one of those fun/enthralling/exciting/irritating/enjoyable/aggravating hobbies!?! I picked up a couple of old 'minter' OM Zuiko (28 & 50mm) lenses for a tenner at a car boot sale, the adapter was 20quid on eBay and they're good fun (makes you think and pay attention to what your doing!!). Thing to remember is it'll be manual focus (the E-1 focus screen can handle it if you can!) and stop down metering! Also the OMZ's are 35mm focal lengths so the 28 is equivalent (almost) to a 'standard' lens, the 50mm a short telephoto. John at www.biofos.com has done an excellent guide to the best 'legacy' lenses to use on the E-1 (generally telephotos work better but if you find a OMZ 24mm it'll make a cracking standard lens).
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I have secured an E1 body from one of the members and hopefully will have it by early next week. Really looking forward to learning more here and taking some good quality shots. I will open a folder soon and upload some of the shots I take to it. All hints and tips welcome. Thanks for suggesting better lenses. Someday!!
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Good luck with the E-1, I'm sure you'll enjoy it
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Re: Banjukes

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... I will use both of these but will have to upgrade the glass at some stage. Has anyone used the cheaper lenes with the E1? What are the results like?
Can anyone suggest one good all round lens that won't break the bank!!
OK don't be fooled by the price : your pair of lenses absolutely pee all over the low-end kit zooms from any other DSLR system in terms of sharpness, contrast and chromatic aberration control.
Now, you can upgrade in terms of aperture-for-focal-length very cheaply with a used 14-54MkI like I did
but you will not see ANY improvement in sharpness as your lenses already FAR outresolve the sensor in the E-1.

So take a breath and figure out what you really want from your next lens.
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OK don't be fooled by the price : your pair of lenses absolutely pee all over the low-end kit zooms from any other DSLR system in terms of sharpness, contrast and chromatic aberration control.
Now, you can upgrade in terms of aperture-for-focal-length very cheaply with a used 14-54MkI like I did
but you will not see ANY improvement in sharpness as your lenses already FAR outresolve the sensor in the E-1.

So take a breath and figure out what you really want from your next lens.
Good advise, I will use what I have and wait until I know more, Thanks to all!
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