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Barleybank 14 15 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2006 12:10AM
I recently purchased the Olympus E500, which came with the 17-45 and 50-150mm lenses. Most kits seem to come with the 14-45 and 50-150mm lenses. Someone has inferred that the 17-45mm is inferior to the 14-45mm. On checking out the Olympus site it appears that the 17-45mm only comes as part of a kit package and not as a stand alone lens. The images I have taken up to now with the 17-45mm have been fine. Just wondering whether anyone else has used this lens and if results from it are satifactory.


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bppowell 18 2.2k 2 England
21 Apr 2006 12:41AM
I have the 14-54, that came with the E1, also have the 14-45 that came with the E300; Of the two I prefer the 14-54.

A kit lens will always be of standard quality but I have found that all the Olympus lens that I have had are good.

Have a look at,


For a comparion of all the Olympus lens.

Craftysnapper 14 272
22 Apr 2006 1:17PM
Swings and rounderbouts..the 14-45 gives a wider veiw handier for landscapes but the 17-45 focuses closer which is better for close up photography Smile

I think you will find that the Olympus kit lenses are very good.
I had the E500 twin lens kit to replace my Canon 300D and have just ordered the E1 for a ridiculous price but it comes with the 14-45mm I have two of them !

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