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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    I've had bad experiences with TNT too (though nothing as expensive as Bear). What makes them even more third rate (in the UK at least) is when they contract out deliveries to a 'man in a van'.

    In this instance though surely the company you bought it off should be the ones chasing THEIR chosen courier?

    Talking of customer service going pear shaped in the post…
    A few times I've ordered iPhoto or Aperture photobooks from Apple and they've not arrived. A email soon gets another set sent for free by courier, and eventually the originals turn up, so I get two for the price of one as it were. But it's who you order from whose reputation suffer. Yesterday I ordered another book which is needed for a meeting in a couple of weeks. I didn't trust the order to get delivered in time from Apple, so ordered it from PhotoBox.

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    John

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. The Spanish legal system, however, is fundamentally different to the UK one in almost every respect. In general, Spanish courts have a tendency to treat minor inconveniences such as this a mere nuisances and in all likelihood if I try to go to court with it they will insist upon a full hearing and schedule a court date for some years hence. I have been down that route before.

    In truth the town closest to where I live is populated with people of almost universal honesty and an incredible desire to help neighbours. I am certain that if TNT left the package at a house in the town then it will get to me eventually. Someone will ask a friend if they know who I am and even if it takes a couple of weeks and the journey is a convoluted one it will end up in my hands. The likelihood of it going missing is almost non-existent. I once dropped my car keys in the street and about four days later someone walked up to me and handed them back. Now I just leave the keys in the car !

    To give you some idea of just how honest people here are. At the town fiestas (being Spain there at least five every year) the bars and restaurants all set up street bars outside. At the end of every night they just clean up and go home they don't even bother to put the bottles of booze, the music systems etc inside, they are just left in the street. Nothing is ever stolen. The last recorded burglary in the town was in 1974.

    I am not worried about getting the lens. Just pissed off that I will in all probability miss a concert here on Saturday that the lens would have been perfect for !

    I will keep you posted on what happens next.

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Thanks Ian.

    See my post in response to John's comments for a brief overview of the town. A trustworthy place isn't the problem, only the pace at which Spanish life moves !

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Cheers mate

    If TNT has actually left it in the village then I will get it - it is only a matter of time !

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    A message from a very happy Bear ! Walking down the street today the owner of the local tobacconist shop stopped and said he had a parcel from me. I wouldn'! have thought of looking there but it has arrived. After more than 2 months and countless hours of hair pulling my 50-200 SWD is safe in my hands.

    I'm off to try it out now !

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    A message from a very happy Bear ! Walking down the street today the owner of the local tobacconist shop stopped and said he had a parcel from me. I wouldn'! have thought of looking there but it has arrived. After more than 2 months and countless hours of hair pulling my 50-200 SWD is safe in my hands.

    I'm off to try it out now !
    I have to confess that Julia and I had a good chortle when we read your post above - in relief more than anything else

    Well done and I look forward to some pix taken with the new lens!

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Will post as soon as I have some - off to a 'concert' at a local bar tomorrow night so will be interesting to see how the lens performs on the E3 at high ISO's.

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    I'm still hoping for some more feedback on the samples - is the SWD version noticeably better?

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    I don't know if it will be too late, but perhaps for the London meet there could be an unofficial polling of those there on how they find it IF Oly have a copy available for the day or someone who has one brings one to share. There's nothing like unscientific, uncontrolled real world testing
    Phil

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by thestickman View Post
    I don't know if it will be too late, but perhaps for the London meet there could be an unofficial polling of those there on how they find it IF Oly have a copy available for the day or someone who has one brings one to share. There's nothing like unscientific, uncontrolled real world testing
    Phil
    I have both the new and old 50-200s and will be able to bring them to the next meet.

    Olympus are going to try and source some of the other lenses that had to go back, like the fisheye, 7-14, 18-180 and EC-20.

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