Congrats Barry, and you know it's the right one because you carried out
a fair amount of research before buying the camera. Try and see how
close you can get with the 14-54; I know that we all need the 50/2
macro, but the standard lens is pretty good nonetheless.
On 25 Feb 2005, at 05:41, Barry B. Bean wrote:
> Long story short: Walked into the camera shop thinking I would be
> buying a Canon 20d and walked out with an E1.
> Long story less long: When I had the opportunity to actually handle
> the D70, 20D, and E1, it became clear that the 20D and the E1 were
> cameras and the D70 was a nice body, but not in the same league. A
> little more handling and reviewing, and I realized that if I took
> resolution out of the p
> icture, the E-1 was the clear choice for a guy with 25+ years and
> thousands of dollars invested in Oly bodies and Zuiko glass. Throw in
> the fact that the E-1
> and a 14-54 ran roughly $100 more than the 20D body, and roughly half
> of what the 20D and a comparable zoom would run, and I was there. I
> could run off
> another half dozen reasons, but the crux of the matter is that I'm the
> proud owner of an E1. Woo hoo!
> I've only had the camera for 24 hours and haven't yet had a chance to
> shoot much more than the inside of a hotel room, but a couple of
> things I've already
> noticed are:
> 1) The Oly software crashed my laptop. Not sure what that's all about.
> 2) If you must have a zoom, 28-108 is a nice range (but I already
> *need* a macro and a 300)
> 3) The interface really is intuitive
> 4) It didn't seem that big in the store next to the 20D and D70, but
> compared with my trusty OM-4Ti, this thing is HUGE! I may have to get
> a bigger SUV or a
> trailer just to hault it around. I can't believe I own a wonderbrick.
> More when I get a chance to put this thing through its paces.
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