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I'll miss the D700, but not as much as i've missed the 4/3rd system (as John will confirm - i've 'chewed his ear' a number of times in the past few months on PM's)

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Does that mean i can start sharing my 365 on here again
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I never said you shouldn't...

Get posting 'em Chris!
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Will be starting a new thread as soon as i collect the E-30 and continue with the last 1/3 of the 365.

If people want to catch up with it so far, it's on my Flickr and on my website as well as the other forum. I wont post 'em up here - tried it once

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Will be starting a new thread as soon as i collect the E-30 and continue with the last 1/3 of the 365.

If people want to catch up with it so far, it's on my Flickr and on my website as well as the other forum. I wont post 'em up here - tried it once

No Chris... please do... ignore those who oppose.
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I'd hold on to the 11-22 even if i had the 7-14 John.

Two completely different beasts (IMO) with the 7-14 being a specialist 'when you need it you need it' type of lens where you could quite happily shoot all day with the 11-22 on the front.
I agree they are two totally different beasts Chris... but I have the 14-54mm if I want an all-day lens. The thing is... I have been spoilt by being able to use one of these for a 3 week period back in May and by heck, it really is a seriously impressive piece of glass - and I really want one!

Might even sell the Bigma...!
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Well,

I've just called my local Jessops branch after a tip-off on another forum and reserved an E-30 with 14-42 AND THEY'VE THROWN IN A 40-150 AS WELL, for the princly sum of £699.

I've reserved the last one in my local store.

My D700 and lenses up for sale over on the other forum and "I'm coming Home!!"

Looking forward to:
  • A Lighter kit
    smaller lenses
    edge to edge sharpness
    some 'wedge' in my bank
How did you get them to throw in the 40-150?
I might try that in Jessops tommorrow!
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How did you get them to throw in the 40-150?
I might try that in Jessops tommorrow!
I told them that i heard that there was a managers special on the E-30 where the 40-150 is thrown in - he checked and confirmed it.

Dont ask - dont get
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I told them that i heard that there was a managers special on the E-30 where the 40-150 is thrown in - he checked and confirmed it.

Dont ask - dont get
Hehe, might give that a go, a twin lens kit for £699 on the E-30 would convince me!
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Re: Possible Olympus Convert

Another Olympus convert here (noticed Chillimonster and Chrism_Scotland from other forums), sold my Nikon D90 with lenses to make way for four thirds.

After a fair amount of research I narrowed it down to 2 bodies, the E-620 and E30, chose the E-620 as it fitted my purposes more, I didnít feel the E-30 offered me enough to justify the extra cost, also picked up a battery grip.

I heard the kit lenses where good, but the 12-60mm was another level. After more researching I decided to go for a 9-18mm and 14-54mm mk2 as this covers the range I tend to shoot in. Iím not sure how much better the 12-60mm is compared to the 14-54mm mk2, if it is a lot better then I may upgrade to it. Also got a 70-300mm lense, this is the one Iíll probably use the least as I donít tend to shoot at such a long distance, more of a just in case I need the extra reach lense.

All in all Iím happy with the setup, managed to get out at the weekend and put the kit through its paces and Iím impressed by the results. Hopefully I'll be adding a prime and flash soon.
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Another Olympus convert here (noticed Chillimonster and Chrism_Scotland from other forums), sold my Nikon D90 with lenses to make way for four thirds.

After a fair amount of research I narrowed it down to 2 bodies, the E-620 and E30, chose the E-620 as it fitted my purposes more, I didnít feel the E-30 offered me enough to justify the extra cost, also picked up a battery grip.

I heard the kit lenses where good, but the 12-60mm was another level. After more researching I decided to go for a 9-18mm and 14-54mm mk2 as this covers the range I tend to shoot in. Iím not sure how much better the 12-60mm is compared to the 14-54mm mk2, if it is a lot better then I may upgrade to it. Also got a 70-300mm lense, this is the one Iíll probably use the least as I donít tend to shoot at such a long distance, more of a just in case I need the extra reach lense.

All in all Iím happy with the setup, managed to get out at the weekend and put the kit through its paces and Iím impressed by the results. Hopefully I'll be adding a prime and flash soon.
Yep we're both "over there" too! I'm just heading into Jessops to give the E-620 and E-30, I know the E-30 is only £699 but I'm leaning toward te E-620 either body only and then buying the 12-60 or with the 14-42mm lens and adding a wide angle option as well. Although I will take a look at other bodies when I'm in too maybe the D90 and D5000 although its more the size of the E620 that attracts me I know the low light performance of a Nikon is likely to be better than an E620 or indeed my current Sony A700.
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Deadly Serious Thea.

I've seen the error of my ways, and it's nice to know i've been missed

I've never doubted the Oly system from a quality point of view, but at the time the shooting i was doing required high iso and little noise and the D700 delivers that in spades

I'll miss the D700, but not as much as i've missed the 4/3rd system (as John will confirm - i've 'chewed his ear' a number of times in the past few months on PM's)

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Hey Chris - welcome back and thanks for keeping the faith with the e-group despite the (undeserved, in my opinion) rough ride you had here when you switched to the D700.

That E-30 deal is unbelievable

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Welcome back Chris, and that E-30 deal is really good !

You will not regret it, I love my E-30.
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Hey Chris - welcome back and thanks for keeping the faith with the e-group despite the (undeserved, in my opinion) rough ride you had here when you switched to the D700.

That E-30 deal is unbelievable

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Thanks Ian, it's good to be back. I still visited every day, even if i did stay logged out most of the time

I've just got back from the Trafford Centre Jessops with my E-30 twin lens kit.

The offer is that the 40-150 is free with the E-30 body irrespective of wether the body is part of a kit or not and is in all jessops. It makes the E-30 INCREDIBLE value

I dont expect to see them on the shelf for long

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Welcome back Chris, and that E-30 deal is really good !

You will not regret it, I love my E-30.
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I've just got back from the Trafford Centre Jessops with my E-30 twin lens kit.
... we demand pics... or quite simply, the purchase didn't happen...
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