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Travel photography in a digital age


sometimes the little things become a nuisance - check out the size of the Canon 1DMIII charger compared with the Olympus one

what's even better, Olympus uses the SAME battery for all E series dSLRs (except E400/410) and the C8080WZ.

if the charger didn't put you off, the Canon 24-105mm EF IS lens, although much smaller & lighter than its sibling, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, dwarfs the nice little Olympus ED kit lenses - the 14-42 and 40-150mm - those two lenses combined would give 28-300mm range in a much smaller and lighter package than the 24-105mm, and at f/5.6 you probably couldn't tell much difference in image quality at low ISO levels. Of course the Olympus ZD 7-14mm ultra-wide zoom is as big and heavy as the Canon 24-105 but it is performing a unique function giving a pro-quality image stabilised 14-28mm equivalent zoom when used with the E510. Also pictured is the older 14-45mm kit lens (2nd from right) and the beautiful Olympus ZD 50mm f/2.0 macro lens (far left).


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