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Wideangle Lens

I have an Olympus E520 with a 14-42mm lens. Would I get much benefit from investing in a smaller lens (I take landscapes)? I have a limited budget but does anybody know if there is a 10mm lens that would fit my camera, other than an Olympus lens? 450+ is a bit too much.

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Re: Wideangle Lens

A second hand 11-22mm Zuiko would still be highly recommended. Great lens and hard to sell. The 12-60 and 9-18 sort of make it redundant. But it is probably my most used lens in the city. Great quality, and very practical zoom range as the long end is sort of a traditional standard lens.
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Re: Wideangle Lens

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Thanks for the reply - I might have to try my luck on Ebay
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Re: Wideangle Lens

I love my Oly 9-18, and most reviews put it almost on a par with the much more expensive Oly 7-14 with excellent image quality. Although I mostly acquired it for interior shots to be able to comfortably be able to photograph small rooms. One can be purchased quite inexpensively, new or used.

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Re: Wideangle Lens

I faced the same choice over the summer, and came down on the side of the 9-18 to compliment the 14-54 mk1. For me the choice was going wider with f4 or having f2.8, s/h the prices are not that different. BTW check the s/h in store prices against ebay as in my case in store (nr. Inverness!!) was at least as cheep and gave a 6mth warranty. The other factor for me was that the 9-18 should perform better with CD autofocus on a Pen, though to be fair I haven't had the need to use it off my E-3 as yet.
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Re: Wideangle Lens

Hi.

I have an E-520, the 11-22 and the 9-18...

The camera balances very well with any of the lenses but, obviously, is more comfortable to use with the 9-18.

IQ is similar but I prefer the 11-22, and cannot say exactly why. With time you'l find out it is a very reliable optic, with very little to point out.

Once there was a Four-thirds Sigma 10-20, but is nowhere near as good as the Olympus lenses and isn't cheap either.

You can find very good used Four-thirds wide-angle zooms way bellow 450£. Even bellow 400 Euros in Germany.

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Re: Wideangle Lens

I use the 9-18 on my E-510 and it is perfect for what I needed it for. I haven't really used it much outside for landscapes, but I can say that when trying to photograph any room in our inn (even the very large Grand Parlor) there is a huge difference between 9 and 14.

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Re: Wideangle Lens

I have 9-18, 11-22, and 7-14
I think the 9-18 is great value, and better prepares you for mirrorless if you go that road
with a focal length range of 18-36mm its an ideal superwide
the 9-18 is really what you are looking for
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