E-500 I got it!

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E-500 I got it!

Postby Frank B » Oct Sat 15, 2005 7:55 am

Well I went and did it again! I bought the E-500 dual lens kit. I decided that the new features of the E-500 and the lower weight (with battery, 5 oz less than the E-300 were sufficient justification (that and the need to have the latest! :bgb). I really want a DSLR/lens combination with the lowest weight possible.
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Postby Vance » Oct Sat 15, 2005 8:25 am

Congrats Frank! :D
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Postby WARP » Oct Sat 15, 2005 10:27 am

Great news Frank :afro Enjoy!!!!!! and don't forget to post some pics soon :cheese

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Postby JB » Oct Sat 15, 2005 11:28 am

Great news, Frank. Sounds like it's just what you need. I like the E-500 styling better than the E-300.
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Postby mattchase » Oct Sat 15, 2005 12:02 pm

Be sure to let us know how you like it!
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Postby drgonzo » Oct Sat 15, 2005 7:01 pm

Awesome frank, glad to see someone holding the 4/3 fort over here. What are your future lens plans?

I still dream of the 7-14mm, but I just don't think it's in the financial cards for me.
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Postby Talvan » Oct Sat 15, 2005 7:30 pm

That is great Frank, let us know how you like the combo.
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Postby Frank B » Oct Sun 16, 2005 3:26 pm

Thanks everyone. I also like its looks better than the E-300. I love the lighter weight and the large LCD. There are a number of features that I like that the E-300 does not have and there are at least a couple things about the E-300 I like better but, for me, the lower weight of the E-500 is the main advantage.

I am not sure where I am going with lenses yet. I expect at some point to buy the 11-22mm (Dr. G I too dream of the 7-14mm). I have the 50mm f2 Macro (a fine lens) and of course the 14-45mm and 40-150mm. The 50-200mm is too heavy for me. I am considering getting the 14-54mm for its speed, but I wonder whether I could get by most of the time with the 11-22 and 40-150. That is quite appealing as, providing the 18mm gap is not too much, I could cover 22 to 300mm equivalent carrying just those two lenses. Also, even though it is slow the new 18-180mm could be tempting if its resolution can match the 14-45mm. Finally, I have the Sigma 55-200 and it is not that bad and very light. I am going to do some comparison shots with the 40-150mm.

I am pretty much tied down right now and we have had awful weather so it may be a while before I post any pictures from the E-500. My gut on image quality is that the E-300 and E-500 are very close to each other, but there may be some subtle differences, but I am not ready to comment yet.
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