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    Hi
    I am new to forum & so pleased to find somewhere talking solely about olympus.
    I have been using an e-410 for a few years now but have never bought any lenses apart from the 14-42mm that came with my kit.

    would you have any recommendations for my next lense purchase. I am interested in all types of photography so the most versatile (not too dear) would be the best for me. I will be adding to my kit gradually .


    all advice will be gratefully received
    thanks

    Fiona J

  • #2
    Re: e-410 lense advice needed

    The 40-150 wouldn't be a bad place to start.

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    • #3
      Re: e-410 lense advice needed

      Have a look at the 18-180 mm , not sure what its like but I quite like the idea of a lens that will cover such a range

      Carl

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      • #4
        Re: e-410 lense advice needed

        Hi Fiona, which focal lengths do you find you are most missing out on?
        Or to put another way what would you like to photograph which you find you can't or challenges you most with your 14-42?
        Regards Huw


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        • #5
          Re: e-410 lense advice needed

          Huw has hit the nail on the head - it's down to what you want to photograph. Do you find yourself thinking that you need a wider view or to bring distant subjects closer?

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          • #6
            Re: e-410 lense advice needed

            Originally posted by fionaj View Post
            would you have any recommendations for my next lense purchase.
            Fiona. Buy the 40-150 kit lens, either MkI or MkII, both super and the e-410 is particularly handy with the small MkII version.
            Best lens value we've ever bought, really!

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            • #7
              http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-40-150...item2a11728312

              However, (and as others have said), it's what you feel you want to get into or what you're missing from the kit lens you have. And of course funds available.

              Best regards
              Paul

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              • #8
                Re: e-410 lense advice needed

                Ulfric is quite right, if you are finding reach is your challenge then certainly either version of the 40-150 would be my recommendation.

                The newer and more compact version http://www.olympus-europa.com/consum...-5_6_14199.htm

                The older but equally if not better performer (but larger version) http://www.olympus-europa.com/consum...ifications.htm many available on the second hand market.
                Regards Huw


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                • #9
                  Re: e-410 lense advice needed

                  hiya everyone

                  thanks a million. I suppose what I am looking for is to get two lenses, one for a wider more detailed shot for landscapes & groups & something that can get me a sharper slightly longer focal range than the one I have. (Apologies for lack of tech terms).

                  Speed would also be a factor as I understand that lenses can have an impact on this also.

                  if I can get second hand this would be great as would like to keep costs to a minimum as much as I can without impacting on quality.

                  thanks
                  Fiona

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                  • #10
                    Re: e-410 lense advice needed

                    If you want to go wider than your current 14mm and keep costs down then the excellent 9-18 http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/ds...-5_6_19277.htm is your best option.

                    For longer focal lengths the 40-150 kit lens or perhaps the 70-300 are probably the best options when working to a budget.

                    As lens speeds increase (larger apertures in relation to the focal length) so does the price, so opting for something like the 50-200 http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/ds...8-3_5_SWD_.htm is a more costly proposition.

                    I hope that helps.
                    Regards Huw


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                    • #11
                      Learning All The Time.

                      HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
                      CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
                      DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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                      • #12
                        Re: e-410 lense advice needed

                        E-410 is a small and lightweight camera so the logical thing to do is to look for small and lightweight lenses.

                        I strongly suggest the Zuiko 35mm Macro that offers 1:1 magnification and it is super sharp.
                        Zuiko 9-18mm is of course the best WA lens on a budget and it is very lightweight.
                        Zuiko 40-150mm Mk II is the best option for the E-410 and last, but not least, have you considered the Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 pancake? Not the most versatile lens but it is really small and it very suitable for street photography when you don't want to carry other lenses.
                        After breaking through the technology barrier,
                        you run into the barrier of accepted wisdom.
                        -Yoshihisa Maitani

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                        • #13
                          RE:- 14-54 lens

                          Have E410 looking for 14-54mm lens at reasonable cost, prepared to exchange 40-150 and 17.5-45mm as part exchange

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