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    E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Clockwise beginning from upper left - Olympus OM-2n with OM 40mm f/2, Olympus E-420 with ZD 25mm f/2.8, Ricoh GRD II, Sigma DP1:





    Compared to the Canon 5D (with grip) and EF 50mm f/1.4:






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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Cooool...... Amin

    Are we getting GEARED UP for another Shootout
    Cheers ! Helen

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Hi Helen! Work and family will probably keep me from doing a shootout centered around the E-420, though I haven't ruled it out altogether .

    Regards, Amin

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Nice comparisons Amin,

    I think the E-420 looks beautifully moulded, the state of the art in DSLR packaging to my eye...

    Thanks for sharing

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    Brian

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Thanks Brian. While I agree with you about the E-420 aesthetics, I wish they'd have kept the pancake lens (and all future pancake lenses) all metal in construction with mechanically linked focus and a proper distance scale. It would have been an excellent salute to the OM system. I think the popularity of the ZD 25 owes, at least in part, to that great heritage. Ah well, I still love the new lens.

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    The y e420 is certainly an attactive camera, AMin
    Esp with the new lens

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Amin - good comparison.
    I agree about the metal lens.
    For me, 4/3 is about being able to go out for a long walk with a camera slung over my shoulder, and a couple of spare lenses in a small bag, without having to worry about whether it tonks down with rain.

    So I'd like an E420 which was properly weathersealed, and with more of the features of the E3 - same goes for the pancake lens - so useful weathersealed.

    Olympus seem soooo close to bringing out the perfect travel kit, but just not quite . . . yet!

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: E-420 & ZD 25mm f/2.8 size compared to other camera-lens combinations

    Thanks Jono. It's funny - I was recently thinking that while the M8 and most small sensor cameras are mid cycle or end of cycle (hence less to talk about), more and more is beginning happening with Four Thirds. Next thing I knew, the 4/3 forum had been assimilated. No big deal though - I'm sure Jack and Guy will recreate the 4/3 forum if the number of 4/3 threads reaches the point where that makes sense.

    Have you gotten your Leica D Vario yet? Looks like the best megazoom to date from anyone in any format.

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