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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Just ordered the 20mm from adorama for the gh2. Its on backorder so I dont expect to get it for quite a while but thats ok since I still need practice with the camera.

If I remember correctly Jeff said good things about adorama so wanted to thank jeff for that. My experience with them has been nothing short of stellar A+ all the way. Fast shipping, brand new product etc so I have no complaints whatsoever with my dealings with them and helen seems like if there ever is a problem she will be there to help.

Ive been ripped in the past by online merchants so its nice not having to worry about all the bs some of the stores try to pull.


Cant wait to get the lens!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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+1 on Adorama.

A stand up company -- I ordered something from them that their website said was in stock -- turned out that the website was wrong. They immediately apologized, cancelled the order and refunded my money. No questions asked -- no asking me to wait for the item to come in -- no whining. I checked the website soon thereafter and the error was fixed.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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I've had luck with Video Direct, B&H, Adorama, and Samy's in L.A. Samy's has some nice deals, and is a great backup merchant when you can't find things other places.

I've also heard great things about H&B in Brooklyn, and have talked with them, they seem to be cool, but I've not ordered from them yet.

Contrats, Mike, you'll love your new lens!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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thanks. I cant wait to test the 20.

Since Ive been using the 14-42 my main desire is a lens better suited for low light.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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It would seem you made the right choice!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #6
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plus the price was about what my budget was so it worked out.

Some of the online stores have really inflated the price of the lenses. Saw one selling it for 799 recently. Such a shame how some places gouge these days.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #7
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I see that yes they are back in stock for $399 at b&h. That's great news. adorama is probably the same price.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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yes same price.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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Don't stay up all night waiting for the UPS driver, cause they don't deliver at night. Try and get some sleep tonight! It is exciting though, I know. I ordered about 20 itmes or so over a 2 month period and it felt like Christmas every week. Now the money's gone and I can't buy anything much over $100, which is kind of a bummer.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #10
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Just ordered the 20mm from adorama for the gh2. .......My experience with them has been nothing short of stellar A+ all the way. Fast shipping, brand new product etc so I have no complaints whatsoever with my dealings with them and helen seems like if there ever is a problem she will be there to help.
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+1 on Adorama.

A stand up company -- I ordered something from them that their website said was in stock -- turned out that the website was wrong. They immediately apologized, cancelled the order and refunded my money. No questions asked -- no asking me to wait for the item to come in -- no whining. I checked the website soon thereafter and the error was fixed.
It's been a very long and busy day so I really appreciate your kind comments at the end of it - thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #11
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thanks. I cant wait to test the 20.
Here was my first test with the GH2 + 20mm pancake:


And here it is in real work (the interview shots, the rest was with the 14-140 on a monopod):


It is a great lens. And makes the camera nearly pocketable (or at least wife's purse-able ...)
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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #12
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Nice stuff, John, really nice.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #13
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yeah the 20 looks great in the videos. I think I will be able to use it more than other lenses for what I want to do. I love it for indoors.

Dont have to worry about me waiting for ups, had to pick the cheaper option and go with carrier pigeons.

Actually the 20mm looks much better than the 14-42 so im happy with my choice to get it.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #14
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I've been using the 20mm pretty exclusively for indoors, and it's worlds better than the 14-42mm. However, I'll still use the kit lens for some outdoor work, especially since I have that small amount of zoom at my disposal.

But all in all, the 20mm is fantastic. Just missing that MegaOIS.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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The more I get to paying for and then fiddling with all these wide/normal primes - 14, 20, 30, 35 - I'm more and more tempted to just sell the lot of them and invest in the Oly Zuiko 14-35/2.
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