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Old 6th January 2009
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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

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The imminent arrival on the scene of the E30 has caused me to pause. I will almost certainly wait until the pricing becomes known. It will probably exceed my budget
I think it's caused a lot of people to pause, but the price will be quite critical. It might even be cheaper on the continent than here because of the Euro exchange situation
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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Well-
a) The E30 has not yet appeared
b) Price looks silly
c) I can wait no longer

I have ordered E-520 twin lens kit with 70-300. Wish me luck
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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Aha! Welcome to digital heaven

I have spent the winter scanning my old slides (using my E510 and macro lens) and I am forced to admit that modern plastic cameras and clever kit lenses make for sharper images than my old Nikons and heavy glass...

Plus I find I take far more pictures these days. Enjoy the E520!!

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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Hi David good luck with your choice and welcome aboard the E System I hope it does the job you want it for.
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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Hi David,

Welcome!

I bought my first dslr last year - E500. I moved to the E520, and thoroughly enjoy using it. I went for the 14-54mm - still excellent.

I'm sure that the E30 would be good too.
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At last E-520 arrived today so can now regard myself as a full member. Bought twin lens kit with 70-200. Frustrated by having to wait 5 hours for the battery to charge but managed a few snaps out of the window late afternoon. Hope the sun shines this weekend.



Any suggestions for bag? As small as is consistent with holding this kit preferably with telephoto zoom attached to camera. Tamrac System 3?
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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Hi David,

I'm not saying that it is best, but I use a Lowpro Slingshot 2 for my kit which is, I think, the same as yours. That is E520, 14-42 and 70-300. I also have a 40-150. It takes all of this kit with spare space for a flash, sunglasses, etc. The E520 with 70-300 attached fits ok but you have to take the lens hood off.

I like the Slingshot as it swings around to the front easily for access without taking it off. If there is a problem then maybe it is a little soft. Have a look atv the Lowpro website. I bought it because I had a Slingshot 1 (smaller) for my previous kit and this would have been fine for the E520 and smaller kit lens' but not with the 70-300 attached.

Sorry but I have no experience of the alternatives.

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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

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Any suggestions for bag? As small as is consistent with holding this kit preferably with telephoto zoom attached to camera. Tamrac System 3?
I'm using E510, 7-14, 12-60, 70-300 + EC14. If you don't want a backpack, all of this (with batteries, filters and miscellaneous bits) fits into a Think Tank Urban Disguise 30. Actually, the UD40 gives a bit more convenience when changing lenses (I've got both). The best thing about the UD range is the depth of the bag. I can drop the 70-300 with hood in normal position or the same lens with the EC14 on the E510 with hood reversed into either bag.

The UD seies is not particularly cheap, but very well made. I've been very happy with mine.

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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Senior moment! I did of course mean Slingshot 200 and 100.

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Re: Interloper from Hampshire

Hi David,

I started last year with much the same questions about carrying equipment and what equipment to take where. After trying a few backpacks I settled with a shoulder bag: a Crumpler Pretty Boy 7500 XXXL.

I am able to place my 70-300mm to one side, my 14-54mm on the other. I can still place my E-520 body in the centre together with two spare batteries, and spare cards. In the front partition I have my lens cleaner, hand cleaner, tripod plates, batteries for my Flash, small screwdriver and a spare lens and body cap.

If needed I sometimes fit my 14-42mm with the close-up lens to the camera body - so I can carry three lenses.

If needed I carry my FL36R in a pouch on my belt.

I hope this helps

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