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    12 - 60 Wow!

    Yes I know I said I couldn't justify the expense...

    Found a great deal on ebay. As an added bonus the seller hopped on his motorcycle and dropped it off. Turns out he is a long time Canon user who bought a Panasonic body and the lens. Couldn't get on with the Panasonic and upgraded his Canon body instead. Here are a couple of shots I took between the front door and living room at either end of the lens. No post processing but did crop the 60mm shots.





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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    Congratulations. Blinding fast lens. Sharp too. Compare it to your old lens and see.
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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    Wow is right! This is an awesome lens.....

    I wish I could carry it! I sold my Canon equipment due to the weight - so the 12-60 is not something I can even look at!

    But.....I'll enjoy your photos. :thumbsup:

    Congratulations.

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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    Congratulations. I'm mostly a Canon shooter but I have to admit, the Olympus 12-60mm is one of my favorite lenses ever! It's so versatile and the optics are wonderful. Olympus really needs to make a Micro Four Thirds version of this lens!

    Please make sure to write a review for your new lens and your other Olympus camera gear. Your reviews are the foundation of PhotographyREVIEW.com!
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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    Nose to the wheel for the next month but it will be going on hols with me after that and will write something up. Hoping to spend a lot of time with my ancient oly compact (cos it has an underwater housing )

    Liz you're right. Was toying with flogging my 14 - 45 but may just hang on to it for quick trips to the beach, walking the dog etc.
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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by seangee
    Liz you're right. Was toying with flogging my 14 - 45 but may just hang on to it for quick trips to the beach, walking the dog etc.
    I think it's worth keeping, too. You'll have it as a backup lens in case, god forbid, something happens to your 12-60mm. I also like the 14-45 when I want to pack really small and light. Even though it's a Four Thirds lens, the 12-60mm is pretty chunky.
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    Re: 12 - 60 Wow!

    I hung onto my E-300 and the 14-45 because they're basically worthless and adequate as a backup should anything bad happen.

    I love the 12-60mm, btw. It's so versatile and sharp that it doesn't leave the camera often. Nice choice.

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