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    14 2.0 Zuiko

    Where is it? I can't seem to find one anywhere Hows about paying a little homage to people like Winogrand.

    What a wonderful little combination a compact 14 2.0 or even 2.8 would be on the E410, for street shooting.
    Seems rather odd to me that none of the camera makers have come up with a small 28 mm equiv. prime, since these crop bodies have been around since at least the turn of the century. Perhaps, it's an impossible task.

    I know there is the 5D and a 28 mm, been there done that - too big and heavy. Leica and a 21, but I can't justify the cost, besides, it pisses me off they won't put live view on it.

    Anyway, I have a bright shining new quarter, for the first camera maker that comes up with a 28 mm equiv. prime for a crop body. And Nikon it has to auto focus with the body- no cheating. Leica, I'll give the quarter to you if you just add live view to the M8.
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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    Pentax has put a 15mm Limited on their roadmap. That's quite a bit wider, and no info about aperture yet, but one can always hope. Makes it even more tempting to buy a Pentax body.

    Olympus for zooms and Pentax for primes? I think I can live with that.

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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Pentax has put a 15mm Limited on their roadmap. That's quite a bit wider, and no info about aperture yet, but one can always hope. Makes it even more tempting to buy a Pentax body.

    Olympus for zooms and Pentax for primes? I think I can live with that.
    Yeah, Jorgen, Canon has a 15 also, but there is still a difference between 23 or 24 mm and 28 mm. Facial distortions become quite a bit more apparent to me on a 24 mm, vs a 28 mm.

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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    The 14-42mm kit lens is pretty compact... I think it's underrated, and with the E-3 sensor in the E-420 should be pretty darned good for street shooting.

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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    The 14-42mm kit lens is pretty compact... I think it's underrated, and with the E-3 sensor in the E-420 should be pretty darned good for street shooting.

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    Hi Brian. Yeah, I've come really close to getting that lens, just for it's small size, but something that was a half inch to an inch shorter, would fit in a jacket pocket better and a stop or two faster would be nice as well and and and, I really don't much care for zooms, to be honest, specially 3.5-5.6 ones. By the way where did you hear of a E420?

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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    Hi Clay, I too would prefer a compact (pancake?) fast prime... but just pointing out the obvious - Olympus have put a huge amount of effort into their zoom lenses - and the 14-42mm is amazing value!

    I made up the E-420, and I have no idea whether it will be announced within the next couple of months... but I can hope! lol

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    Re: 14 2.0 Zuiko

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Clay, I too would prefer a compact (pancake?) fast prime... but just pointing out the obvious - Olympus have put a huge amount of effort into their zoom lenses - and the 14-42mm is amazing value!

    I made up the E-420, and I have no idea whether it will be announced within the next couple of months... but I can hope! lol

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    Well, I hope they move the camera strap lug on the E420. I went to the store to buy a E410 the other day and after holding it for several minutes, I found that the lug and strap holder ring, is right where you grip the camera. Funny thing is that I haven't really seen anyone else complain about that. I just couldn't get used to it and ended up leaving without the camera.

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