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Old 18th February 2008
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I already done that Just bought a pair of canon is binos from him, 50 better price than anywhere else
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have you got the prices then? Ian auto replied to my e-mail to say he will be out for the next few days.

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PS I shall be out for most of the day but will pick this up again late afternoon. Have a great day all
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Re: 50-200 Swd

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Dave

have you got the prices then? Ian auto replied to my e-mail to say he will be out for the next few days.

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PS I shall be out for most of the day but will pick this up again late afternoon. Have a great day all
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No not yet. I emailed him yesterday via ebay.
Whatever the price, it's got to be better than the competition.

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No not yet. I emailed him yesterday via ebay.
Whatever the price, it's got to be better than the competition.

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Managed to get a break for 30mins or so.

I agree with you Dave, thats why I have gone back to him

We should have an answer by the end of the week.

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Re: 50-200 Swd

Price update 749 at Bristol Cameras for the 50-200 SWD
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Beware Bristol Cameras

Beware Bristol cameras.I had a bad experiance with them a couple of years ago.
I ordered the 14-54 from them as it was the best price I could find at the time.I was stated as in stock and let me proceed with my internet order.
When the conformation came through it said it was out of stock and I would be informed when it was in stock and no money would be taken from my credit card.I checked my internet banking the next day and loe and behold they had debited my account.
It took me a week of theatening them to get my money recredited.
Needless to say I cancelled and will not use them again.
I ordered one from Digital depot which arrived the day after the order and was only 5.00 more.
This may be a one off but I will not order from them again.
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Re: 50-200 Swd

Thanks for the Info on Bristol Cameras, does anybody know if Digital Depot price match as there advertised price for this lens is 899?
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Re: 50-200 Swd

There is a seller on ebay doing them for less.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=017
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Re: 50-200 Swd

Well finally bit the bullet this week and I received my 50-200 SWD lens from Digital Depot today. The second parcel this week that has been left on the door step. The local villains could have had a field day have emailed the supplier to let him know about the courier.
Will have to wait till the weekend to try out the lens in any meaningful fashion. Boy its certainly a large piece of kit that oozes quality, but balances well when fitted to the E3.
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Re: 50-200 Swd

I think you'll be very pleased with the lens - I am with mine.

I'm still undecided whether I'll take my E3, 12-60mm and 50-200mm lenses backpacking in Scotland this year. I usually carry too much gear as it is. The alternative is to take the E500 and kit lenses as I did last year, but there doesn't seem much point in having the E3 unless I use it.

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Re: 50-200 Swd

Well the e-500 is a tough bit of kit, as was the old 50-200, I've bounced both about in the insides of a small boat without any harm.

But the e-3 with its better protection and superior handling of high iso/low light - well it's not really a choice, is it?

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Well the e-500 is a tough bit of kit, as was the old 50-200, I've bounced both about in the insides of a small boat without any harm.

But the e-3 with its better protection and superior handling of high iso/low light - well it's not really a choice, is it?

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Not to forget the weather sealing on the E3, 12-60 and 50-200. A real winning combination. For that extra flexibility, how about an EC14 which is also weather sealed.

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Not to forget the weather sealing on the E3, 12-60 and 50-200. A real winning combination. For that extra flexibility, how about an EC14 which is also weather sealed.

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I have to agree with Peter. As someone who spends a lot of their time backpacking in the highlands I wouldn't be without the sealing of the E3/E1 and pro lenses. With the E3/E1 I can keep the camera on the waist belt of my sac always available no matter how bad the weather is. I have found if you have to put the camera in your sac you will take far fewer pictures. In the past I have had both cameras and lenses damaged due to foul weather, in some cases these were uneconomical to repair. I tend not to take the 50-200mm backpacking due to the weight but go with the E3 12-60 and EC14.

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Re: 50-200 Swd

I sold my old 50-200 to scanny on here and had a nervous wait as i bought a SWD on e-bay. Well it arrived yesterday as described. I paid 639 and a link is here.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ASIA-ELECTRONICS-BOUTIQUE

Good comms. He has a lot of nice glass 150 f2 at 1250 is tempting. Interestingly the E3 body is the same price as dealer in UK.

I'll post some images and feedback later.

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Re: 50-200 Swd

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Now that this lens is out and about has anybody got any views to share about it, good or bad. Would like to know how it compares to the old version, as this is the lens thats next on my shopping list. I would like to see comparisons between the new and old versions if possible.

Ian have you had the new lens to test yet?
To get back to the original point of this thread I'll add the following.

My sample of the SWD version is sharper than the sample of the original 50-200 I used to own. I was never really impressed with the old one.

It also focusses faster than the old one on my 410. I sold my E-1 at the same time as I sold my 50-200 (and 14-54) so I can't compare focus speed on the E-1.

It misses focus on low/no contrast subjects much like the old one but the manual focus on the SWD version is nicer. I'm surprised how frequently I'm using manual focus only.
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