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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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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!
Do you want me to go round to him and break his legs?

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Do you want me to go round to him and break his legs? Jim
What a kind offer Jim, but I'll let him live on this occasion!!

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

It's not only the lens .... it's the photographer as well

'Local camera shop'! Very nice. My 'local camera shop' is in the nearest city .... 30 miles away (in both directions so aren't I the lucky one ).

Could I ask which camera shop it is that you use, if they are so nice it's worth knowing for anyone in your vicinity or who can travel.
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It's the Burnley branch of Wilkinson's - I've bought virtually all my camera gear from them since I started about twelve years ago and I've had nothing but excellent service.

You can buy online from their website so occasionally I'll browse to see what's available but I always go into the store to buy - if we don't use local shops (even if they're part of a chain) we'll lose them.

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Thanks Janet.

Wilkinsons (Liverpool) is our nearest as well and is where I bought my gear.
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

I like Wilkinsons, mine is Carlisle.
Purchased a decent amount of stuff from them at good prices,
best was a 20 Panasonic L10 ... hang on ... yes, an L-10
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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Great shots.

That's the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Lens I take it.

Better known by it's 'nickname' the 'plastic-fantastic'.

I have one, and with the Panny 12-32 makes up my Pen-F bag.
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Great shots.

That's the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Lens I take it.

Better known by it's 'nickname' the 'plastic-fantastic'.

I have one, and with the Panny 12-32 makes up my Pen-F bag.
That's the one...and the 12-32 arrived yesterday...

Snaarman has a lot to answer for....

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That's the one...and the 12-32 arrived yesterday...

Snaarman has a lot to answer for....

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Perhaps I should just rough him up a bit for you, Janet. Y'know, show him the four corners of the room!

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Re: I blame Snaarman....

Thank you for posting this next stage of your M4/3 journey. I will take a note of when it is time to start mine. A good bargain too.
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