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  • #16
    Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

    There have been discussions over whether Oly can go much wider with a pancake due to rear focussing distances. Anyone know wnough technical stuff to comment?

    Perhaps the next thing will be the standard grade ultrawide zoom. At the moment I'm looking at a 420 with 25mm and 8mm as a carry around pack. I know the 8mm isn't small, but it gives a unique view suitable for landscapes if your careful and also confined spaces. However an ultrawide zoom, if in the size region of the 2 kit zooms would be great
    Phil

    ps - second vote for the 25mm prize I know we've got one comp going already, but how about a UK only e-group one

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    • #17
      Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

      Originally posted by HughofBardfield View Post
      I know I shouldn't carp - but why the !@#*&%$! couldn't they have made it 49mm to match the OMs! I could have reused my OM filters.
      That's one thing that used to annoy me about the DZ lenses, every new lens seems to have yet another size filter thread compared to the old OM lenses.

      But I can't remember the last time I used a filter. I still carry my ND grads but I'd rather do an HDR image these days.
      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

      David M's Photoblog

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      • #18
        Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

        Originally posted by Ian View Post


        Olympus has kept this one close to its chest and this morning revealed an updated E-410, complete with continuous live view AF, improved sensor, face recognition and the option of a 25mm 'Tatsuno quality' f/2.8 ultra compact prime standard lens.

        Here are the news releases:

        http://fourthirds-user.com/2008/03/o...r_revealed.php

        http://fourthirds-user.com/2008/03/u...ital_zuiko.php

        Ian
        Hey Ian .... Never mind prizes I would like to be the first to offer to do a full review of this excellent - purpose designed outdoor/caving camera... small light and will fit in my pelibox and work with the rest of my E-System acessories... BTW I know that this is pushy, but I do write for some caving magazines and am serious. If Olympus are interested I have an editor who is very interested get them to PM me or put me in touch !

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        • #19
          Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

          I like the new mode dial finish - looks very Canon G9-ish

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          • #20
            Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

            Originally posted by shenstone View Post
            Hey Ian .... Never mind prizes I would like to be the first to offer to do a full review of this excellent - purpose designed outdoor/caving camera... small light and will fit in my pelibox and work with the rest of my E-System acessories... BTW I know that this is pushy, but I do write for some caving magazines and am serious. If Olympus are interested I have an editor who is very interested get them to PM me or put me in touch !

            Regards
            Andy
            Mmmmm... you never know.

            Ian
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            • #21
              Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

              Originally posted by emirpprime View Post
              There have been discussions over whether Oly can go much wider with a pancake due to rear focussing distances. Anyone know wnough technical stuff to comment?

              Perhaps the next thing will be the standard grade ultrawide zoom. At the moment I'm looking at a 420 with 25mm and 8mm as a carry around pack. I know the 8mm isn't small, but it gives a unique view suitable for landscapes if your careful and also confined spaces. However an ultrawide zoom, if in the size region of the 2 kit zooms would be great
              Phil

              ps - second vote for the 25mm prize I know we've got one comp going already, but how about a UK only e-group one
              The 8mm is remarkably compact compared to some lenses - like the 7-14 for example

              Ian
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              • #22
                Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                Lol, yeah, the 7-14 is a beast! And while its great not having much distortion, desfishing software does a good job (I haven't tried the function built in to Oly Studio but have heard very good things).

                Phil

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                • #23
                  Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                  Just make sure you get permission to put it up on the fourthirds-user wiki!
                  Phil
                  Last edited by emirpprime; 5th March 2008, 02:12 PM. Reason: grammar

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                  • #24
                    Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                    Engadget have posted a hands on (well, series of photos) from CEBIT here

                    Gives you a good look at the new handgrip. Other than that very little difference. That 25mm really is small though
                    Phil

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                    • #25
                      Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                      Originally posted by Ian View Post
                      There are a couple of 'serious' compacts out there (excluding the ridiculously expensive Leica M8) like the Ricoh GR-D II and the fortcoming Sigma DP1. Both these have prime lenses, though wider at 28mm equivalence.

                      Ian
                      Just been looking at the Sigma DP1 on DPN.

                      I wonder what the rrp of that will be?

                      I like it

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                      • #26
                        Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                        Originally posted by E-1 fan View Post
                        Just been looking at the Sigma DP1 on DPN.

                        I wonder what the rrp of that will be?

                        I like it
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                        • #27
                          Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                          Hmmn thanks... another 3 year wait till some s/hand ones hit the market

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                          • #28
                            Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                            It looks pretty interesting. I've never accepted all the 4/3 versus 35mm full frame arguments, but if it does lead to significantly smaller cameras and lenses, then, for me the format really starts to make sense.
                            Sam.

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                            • #29
                              Re: New E-420 DSLR and 'pancake' 25mm f/2.8 Digital Zuiko announced

                              This does look nice. Small too but pity there is no IS, which an old guy like me needs! So to supplement my E-330 I will either wait for the E 520 ( Sounds like a BMW model!) or find a used E-510. The new lens is a useful addition though and if it is as good as the old OM 50mm is, then it will be a winner.

                              Paddy.

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