Hardest question

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Mon Oct 26 15:27:31 EDT 2009

That sounds like the sort of combo that should appeal to him quite strongly.

I find the manual focusing very good on the Pro and Top Pro lenses. The
Standard lenses are sub-prime, so to speak. The main issue with manual
focussing is that the viewfinder is very much smaller than he's probably
used to. If he wants a big bright viewfinder and a fantastic manual focus on
a digital SLR he should buy a Leica S2.


> Have a fellow colleague at work who is fed up with Olympus. 
> He's had a sentimental attachment to OMs (and their Zuiko 
> primes) from way back when. So he bought into the E series 
> when he decided to go digital. But it's not doing it for him. 
> Manual focus shortcomings mostly, and I sympathise. So now he 
> is seriously considering the K-7. Fair enough, but he asked 
> me a hard question. Given one AF lens, which would I choose? 
> Without thinking I said the 77mm. But he's a bushwalker, and 
> would probably would prefer something wider.
> So, tomorrow, I'm going to let him play with
> * 31mm ltd
> * 35mm DA mac
> * 21mm DA
> * 14mm DA
> but for good measure, even though they are longish
> * 77mm ltd
> * 43mm ltd
> * 40mm DA
> * 70mm DA
> This should be interesting to see what he thinks.
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