Going prices for v1 in The Neterlands are a bit higher, but the prices for
the v2 are about the same as v1.
A forthmnight ago I bought a E-3 + HDL-4 + 14-54mm v2 for €340
2016-09-08 20:19 GMT+02:00 Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> There are several Ver. 1 lenses on eBay for $150 to $250, but, except for
> one questionable listing, the Ver. 2 is asking for around $600.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> On 9/8/2016 1:14 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
>> For a change of pace, I put my Version 1 on the E-1 yesterday. I had
>>> forgotten how nicely that combination handles.
>> It really does. That lens/camera combination is extremely well
>> balanced. I like the reach of the lens a lot. While it can always be a
>> touch wider on the short end, it seems to be pretty much perfect on
>> the long end. There are a couple of focal lengths where the life gets
>> sucked out of the images, but the lens is just so comfortable in every
>> way. I like the 14-42 lenses for size/weight, but they are too dim on
>> the long end and just lack the image-snap that the 14-54 gives. They
>> are also too short. I really like that 100mm focal length equivalent.
>> The 14-54 also does close-focusing extremely well.
>> I like the Canon 6D for use with the legacy OMZ lenses (especially the
>> 35-80 zoom), but the 14-54 with E-1 or E-3 is a better ergonomic and
>> image-character combination.
>> I suppose I shouldn't praise the 14-54 too much yet. I'll save the
>> big-time praise till after I've gotten it. Otherwise, I'll manipulate
>> the resale price of it too much and end up spending more.
>> AG Schnozz
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