Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
The 75/2.8 E-II lens is excellent.
I know I own it.

Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
The E-II is around 25 to 30% less expensive, though both are pretty cheap these days.
Yes it tends to be more expensive when purchased on it's own which is why I suggest people just get it as a part of their initial kit. Often you can get a kit with all the latest or best goodies for a lot less than buying individual pieces later.

Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
The PE has half-stop detents, but myself I prefer full-stop detents, so for me that's not important.
Why would someone want less control?

I actually ended up getting a Rollei 6008i when I started wanting to upgrade parts of my old ETRS package. At today's prices it's better to just get the whole kit at a good price and know you have basically all the features in the newest model.