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I blame Snaarman....

Yes, it's all his fault that my bank manager is going to be throwing a hissy fit tomorrow!

After I bought my lovely OMD EM-5 from him, he bullied and cajoled me, practically forcing me to go into my local camera shop and buy the 40-150 lens to go with it. Honestly, he went on and on and on about it....I had to get it to shut him up!

Well, what he actually said was "The 40-150 is a star. It performs way better than you expect for the price. It is also light."

See? What did I tell you? I was forced into it...

So, here are the results from my two minute walk from the shop back to work today...what do you think? Was he right?





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And this was taken on the way home in failing light - if I'd had my e520 and my original 40-150 I wouldn't even have attempted it.



Do I like this new lens? You'd better believe it! All these are straight out of the camera apart from a little bit of cropping and straightening.

I've booked the next two days off work so I can go out and play....

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Very nice Janet and I agree the lens is superb.

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Looks like money well spent to me!
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

I think it could be worth showing these to you bank manager.

If you're lucky, lucky, lucky, he just might be inclined to waive his fee goodbye.
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

He's even got you taking Snaarmanesque pictures! (Not a bad thing)

That lens performs much better than it should for the price, everyone should have one!
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Looks like he was right!
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

I actually got it for a pretty fair price - it was 179 new, but the guy in my local shop is a real star! He checked for me, and there was a second hand one in their Preston branch for 99. He had both of them brought over for me today so that if I didn't like the second hand one I could simply buy the new one.

After a quick trial run with it, I didn't think it worth paying the extra 80 so I went for the used lens and spent some of the money I saved on a faster memory card and another spare battery.

I know that all their used kit is excellent quality and I've got six months guarantee with it so all in all, I'm a happy bunny! I've absolutely no qualms about buying used Olympus kit as I've never yet been disappointed. If it's looked after, it lasts!

I'm really enjoying myself right now, after a couple of years of not really doing much photography. I'm beginning to think my kitten did me a favour by trashing my e520...once I'd gone through the pain barrier of getting to grips with a new camera, all the fun came back!

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

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I'm really enjoying myself right now

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I can tell.

It's good to have you back, long may it last!
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

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I actually got it for a pretty fair price - it was 179 new, but the guy in my local shop is a real star! He checked for me, and there was a second hand one in their Preston branch for 99. He had both of them brought over for me today so that if I didn't like the second hand one I could simply buy the new one.

After a quick trial run with it, I didn't think it worth paying the extra 80 so I went for the used lens and spent some of the money I saved on a faster memory card and another spare battery.
Great result, a must-have lens.
But ... why would your bank manager have a hissyfit if you actually got the lens he recommended?
(I may have misread something)
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

When I bought my E-M5, a few years ago, it came as a 'travel kit' with 12-50, 40-150, and 45 f/1.8 lenses. They proved a brilliant combination, with the 45mm being another of those 'too good to be true at the price' lenses! The 12-50 is a wonderfully versatile 'travel' lens, with a remarkably useful 'macro' setting and good weather-resistance. I took this kit to Borneo because I simply could not face the idea of lugging my hefty Nikon gear around the rain forest. I've never looked back ...
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

I always carry the 40 ~ 150 in my camera bag. It is so light that I don't even notice it is there.

Image quality is remarkably good although I find it drops off at the long end. It might just be that I am not holding the camera quite steady enough but I don't think that is the case. I have very steady hands and often hand-hold at 1/8 second or slower using my 12 ~ 40. I will have to try it on a tripod to see.
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

No one would have guessed the light is failing from these great shots. Happy Bunny indeed.
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Looks like a great buy and some very sound advice.
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Got the camera, got the lens but ain't got the legs to go with them!
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