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Old 14th June 2011
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e-410 lense advice needed

Hi
I am new to forum & so pleased to find somewhere talking solely about olympus.
I have been using an e-410 for a few years now but have never bought any lenses apart from the 14-42mm that came with my kit.

would you have any recommendations for my next lense purchase. I am interested in all types of photography so the most versatile (not too dear) would be the best for me. I will be adding to my kit gradually .


all advice will be gratefully received
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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

The 40-150 wouldn't be a bad place to start.
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Old 14th June 2011
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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Have a look at the 18-180 mm , not sure what its like but I quite like the idea of a lens that will cover such a range

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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Hi Fiona, which focal lengths do you find you are most missing out on?
Or to put another way what would you like to photograph which you find you can't or challenges you most with your 14-42?
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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Huw has hit the nail on the head - it's down to what you want to photograph. Do you find yourself thinking that you need a wider view or to bring distant subjects closer?

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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

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would you have any recommendations for my next lense purchase.
Fiona. Buy the 40-150 kit lens, either MkI or MkII, both super and the e-410 is particularly handy with the small MkII version.
Best lens value we've ever bought, really!
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Hi Fiona

Glad you found the forum, happy reading and look forward to seeing some pics.

Hoorah!! an E-410 user. Like you, I've had my E-410 for a few years, but got the 2 lens kit (£299 from Comet back in Nov 2008, a bargain as my intro into DSLR!!) So if Olympus can package them together, it seems the obvious step to add this to your kit.

Just had a quick look on the e-bay and a chap in Ireland has one on offer:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-40-150...item2a11728312

However, (and as others have said), it's what you feel you want to get into or what you're missing from the kit lens you have. And of course funds available.

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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Ulfric is quite right, if you are finding reach is your challenge then certainly either version of the 40-150 would be my recommendation.

The newer and more compact version http://www.olympus-europa.com/consum...-5_6_14199.htm

The older but equally if not better performer (but larger version) http://www.olympus-europa.com/consum...ifications.htm many available on the second hand market.
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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

hiya everyone

thanks a million. I suppose what I am looking for is to get two lenses, one for a wider more detailed shot for landscapes & groups & something that can get me a sharper slightly longer focal range than the one I have. (Apologies for lack of tech terms).

Speed would also be a factor as I understand that lenses can have an impact on this also.

if I can get second hand this would be great as would like to keep costs to a minimum as much as I can without impacting on quality.

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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

If you want to go wider than your current 14mm and keep costs down then the excellent 9-18 http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/ds...-5_6_19277.htm is your best option.

For longer focal lengths the 40-150 kit lens or perhaps the 70-300 are probably the best options when working to a budget.

As lens speeds increase (larger apertures in relation to the focal length) so does the price, so opting for something like the 50-200 http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/ds...8-3_5_SWD_.htm is a more costly proposition.

I hope that helps.
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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

Hi Fiona - yay Ireland!

Aren't Olympus clever - original bundle with E-410: 14-42 + 40-150. Coverage from 14mm to 150mm.

Now two lenses will cover from 9mm to 180mm: 9-18mm + 18-180mm.

Fiona, I reckon you'll do just fine with the 14-42mm you already have, and add a 40-150mm as others have suggested.

The 9-18mm is relatively new, and costs £643, and the 18-180 is listed as £572.

If you're still struggling to zoom in as close as you want to distant subjects and/or to get as dramatic a wide-angle effect as you may have seen elsewhere, then consider your options, maybe trading the 14-42 + 40-150 in against the 9-18 & 18-180 (or whatever else you may subsequently realise you might like).

Me? Adding a 70-300 to the 14-42 + 40-150 is all I need. And maybe a 1.4 converter at some point, to get even closer to the action.

Enjoy the E-410 - great little camera. Been using ours for 3 years or so.


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Re: e-410 lense advice needed

E-410 is a small and lightweight camera so the logical thing to do is to look for small and lightweight lenses.

I strongly suggest the Zuiko 35mm Macro that offers 1:1 magnification and it is super sharp.
Zuiko 9-18mm is of course the best WA lens on a budget and it is very lightweight.
Zuiko 40-150mm Mk II is the best option for the E-410 and last, but not least, have you considered the Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 pancake? Not the most versatile lens but it is really small and it very suitable for street photography when you don't want to carry other lenses.
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RE:- 14-54 lens

Have E410 looking for 14-54mm lens at reasonable cost, prepared to exchange 40-150 and 17.5-45mm as part exchange
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