Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/08

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Subject: [Leica] Re: DSLR question
From: vondauster at (Will von Dauster)
Date: Sat Apr 8 08:32:34 2006
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Let me add my two bits to what Neal, Gary, and of course BD have said  
on this.

The better quality Olympus lenses are indeed superb. The kit lenses,  
while very good and in my experience better than the Canon kit  
lenses, aren't quite as good.

On BD's recommendation I've also purchased the 14-54 F2.8 and been  
using it for about a week and a half. It is an excellent lens, and a  
very noticeable improvement over the kit lens.

Their 11-22mm is in a class by itself as far as I'm concerned. My  
recent California coastal photos with that lens have moved me from  
Canon solidly into the Olympus DSLR camp.

I'm also looking forward to the pro-level replacement for the E-1,  
whenever that happens...

Will von Dauster

On Apr 8, 2006, at 12:11 AM, Gary Todoroff wrote:

> Phil - I concur with Neal. Olympus is doing the kind of creative  
> thinking
> that I had hoped Leica would do.  However, I am getting the best of  
> both
> worlds with the creative approach of the Live View tilt screen on a  
> DSLR and
> the use of Leica lenses with the FourThirds adapter. Check out
> for my first month's  
> experience
> with the camera that Leica should have made. Their optics are  
> superb, too. I
> just ordered today the 14-54 f2.8-3.5 for a faster lens than the  
> kit zoom.
> Gary T
>> Phil,
>>      Just to through a little confusion into the mix you might
>> consider the Olympus e-330. It is a different format, 4/3, and
>> the Mos chip is slightly smaller than those of either the Canon or  
>> the
>> Nikon, but it produces an excellent image up to iso 800 and a
>> still useable image up to iso 1000. Olympus lenses are superb
>> Neal F
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Replies: Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] Re: DSLR question)
In reply to: Message from datamaster at (Gary Todoroff) ([Leica] Re: DSLR question)