Panasonic GH2 Olympus 14-150mm zoom - Olympus refurbished site - Rush of blood on ebay.

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom

I've got a bone to pick with 43rumors. Publishing this post about where to buy Olympus refurbished gear in Europe has COST ME MONEY! Seriously though, if you're interested in mint, as new Olympus gear at very reasonable prices, and you live in the EU, then this is a great site. (Its on ebay) I did get a bit carried away though and ended up buying an E-P1 + 14-42mm, 17mm panacake lens, E-PL1 + 14-150mm and even an E-620 + 14-42 4/3 camera to use my PanLeica lenses on. All stuff (apart from the E-620) I've had before and sold, but decided to get again as they were so cheap. A bit extravagant but less than I just sold an unused lens for on ebay.

The E-PL1 is going to end up bundled with the 14-42mm on ebay quite soon, as I wanted the 14-150mm Olympus zoom again. (It was only available in a kit) Despite my love for the PanLeica 14-150mm, it is heavy and the AF is very sluggish on my GH2. The m.zuiko 14-150mm is very fast on the GH2 as I discovered yesterday and handles wonderfully with the grip. A real pleasure to use, and while its not the same quality as the PanLeica, its a decent lens.

Finally a bit of irony. I bought yet another EP camera, partly because I think they are beautiful and partly because I was pining for the "35mm lens rangefinder experience" and assuming my Fuji X100 would be further delayed. Yes, you've guessed it, two hours after the Olympus arrived I got the phone call. "Your Fuji X100 has come in, we're sending it out today!!"
Unfortunately due to bank holidays and DHL not delivering on Saturday I have to contain my excitement until next Tuesday when, hopefully it will arrive. I guess you know what I'll be writing about next week!

So in the meantime heres some pictures with the Olympus 14-150mm on my GH2.

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom

Panasonic GH2 Olympus m.zuiko 14-150mm zoom