Can You Recomend Me A Suitable Lense For Fashion Photography, I Have An Olympus E500 Digital Slr? | All About Money Online

The 35mm-100mm is an excellent lens selling for a little over $2,000 (U.S. after instant rebate). But has the drawback of being a fairly large, heavy lens that may not be as usable when you need to be able to shoot from many angles and/or move quickly in a fast paced shoot. The Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8/3.5 is well known as one of the best general purpose lenses available and has been a frequent “upgrade” option of E500 owners (including me). Equivalent to a 28-108mm on a 35mm camera it is available for about $375-400 ($ @ rebate as above). The brighter f2.8 maximum aperture makes it possible to achieve selective focus while the maximum zoom is enough to allow you to back off from the subject(s) but still be close enough for good communication with models. I can verify from personal experience (I have two of the 14-54mm lenses) that this lens is superb quality and easy to handle. In between these is the new Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) 12-60mm f2.8-f4, designed for the Image Stabilized Olympus camera bodies. It will work fine on the E500 and will be ready to take maximum advantage of an IS body when you upgrade in the future. Current price is about $900 (U.S.@ rebate). It has faster focusing when combined with the E3 Pro model and probably represents the next generation of digital lenses from Olympus. You could also add the EC14 1.4X or the EC20 2X tele-converter accessory to increase the versatility of any one of these lenses by increasing the magnification. Either converters is excellent quality but will need the added brightness of one of these “faster” lenses to be truly useful. HTH. Email if you have specific questions.

BTW The following group is an excellent source for advice on such issues. https://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Olymp…

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