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Old 17th December 2009
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Heads up will be selling lenses soon

After reviewing how I use my camera gear now (and I've been really impressed with the 14-35 f2 lens I recently purchased) decided to get the 35-100 f2 lens, Amazon have them for 1627 about 240 less than the current retail and with 100 cash back decided it was time to go for it (1527 for that lens is a good price).

So I will be selling some lenses to subsudise it, won't be till at least after Xmas possibly not until after New Year but just thought I'd let folk know incase they are thinking of getting any of these.

They are...9-18, 14-54 Mk2, 50-200 SWD.

All in very good or excellent cond boxed with all cases etc that they came with, I'll post prices once I'm ready to sell.

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Old 17th December 2009
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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

Are you able to offer any opinion on the relative quality of the 14-54 Mk2 wrt the Mk1 ???

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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

Not from my experience, never used a MK1 and not really used this MK2 much either.

The MK2 is supposed to be a better lens, better bokeh and better overall performance so I have read.

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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

The 14-54 is an interesting lens as it doesn't employ ED glass, though it does have three aspherical elements. Wide open, it's softer than one might expect from a mid-range Zuiko design, but just a third or two of a stop on the aperture makes a big difference. The Mark II is optically identical apart from a newly profiled aperture iris that makes the aperture more circular. One disadvantage of the Mark II is that it can't be used with the Olympus ring flash, at least not in the way that the Mark I does (direct attachment to the lens). The Mark II is imager (live view) AF compatible, while the Mark I requires hybrid mode.

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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

Here's a review from pop photo

http://www.popphoto.com/Reviews/Lens...-2.8-3.5-II-AF

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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

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The 14-54 is an interesting lens ... Wide open, it's softer than one might expect from a mid-range Zuiko design, but just a third or two of a stop on the aperture makes a big difference.
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Ian: I am mildly surprised by that. I have never used the 14-54, but I do use the 50mm macro, and I am happy to use it wide open. How do you think they compare sharpness wise??

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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

Woof, after previous dealings, any chance I can reserve the 9-18? If the price is right, I'll take it : )
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