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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Close Up Magic


I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment. Panasonic have launched a new zoom lens. It covers 100mm-300mm, and I quite fancy buying one, so I can get a little bit closer to the action. The thing is, I already own a 45-200mm lens. So my problem is, do I spend a fair amount of money on a lens that only gives me a slight advantage on the glass that I already own? Toughie eh!

The guy at the camera shop was very helpful and let me try it out on my G1. So I took a shot with the lens, standing in the same place as the one I took with my 200mm. The comparison is helpful, and indeed the lens would be useful. But can I justify the expense? If it say covered 100-400mm, then I wouldn't have the problem.