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  • Zuiko ED 70-300mm

    Hi all, im a newb. i wolud like to know you guys opinion about this zuiko ED 70-300mm lens. Have someone here ever used it? does it match with olympus E-520?
    i do noticed that this lens also can take a macro photo. but, i do not know how details it can go. so, maybe you guys here can give me some point.

    Thank you, God Bless You All.




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  • #2
    This is on my list to buy also, it should work fine for your camera. Check out the quick blurb about it here Olympus announces ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6: Digital Photography Review.
    Currently shooting with: Olympus e-620 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm 70-300mm and 50mm f/1.4 and 1.8, 28mm f/2.8 Soligor 35-140mm Macro OM lenses,
    Checkout my flickr

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    • #3
      It is a great lens. It took me a few weeks to learn how to use it because I had never shot with such a long lens. It takes great pictures if you have the right amount of light.
      Olympus E-520
      Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 40-150, & Zuiko 70-300


      http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdeclama/

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      • #4
        Foxcow,

        Do you have any shots that show off the macro capabilities that you could post to flickr?

        Thanks
        Currently shooting with: Olympus e-620 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm 70-300mm and 50mm f/1.4 and 1.8, 28mm f/2.8 Soligor 35-140mm Macro OM lenses,
        Checkout my flickr

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xinman View Post
          Foxcow,

          Do you have any shots that show off the macro capabilities that you could post to flickr?

          Thanks



          Sorry I don't. I'm sure you could find some on flickr.
          Olympus E-520
          Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 40-150, & Zuiko 70-300


          http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdeclama/

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          • #6
            What a timely question! LOL I just ordered one off of amazon, on sale for $227, no tax, free shipping, pretty good deal I'd say. I also intend to use it on my 520. My father has one, that he uses on his E-3, and he loves it. Good luck to us! :-)

            Betty

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            • #7
              Farid Khan's Photos | Facebook

              Hi
              I am using this lens from many months, it is owesome. Image stabilization is wonderfull even at full zoom (300). I can quickly convert the focusing method from AF to MF with a built in button on it. The minimum focus distance is 1 meter on AF and some 90 cm on MF.

              Sometimes AF is a problem, it is not very fast, but i can live with it. For Macro shots it is also wonderful, but i prefer Zuiko ED 40-150 for macro.

              If anybody wants to buy this lens it is the best option in this price. I bought it about a year back for 440 Euros.
              Last edited by killsharky; 01-31-2010, 09:16 PM.

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              • #8
                I've had this lens for about 3 months on my E-620. It's a great lens for the money IMO. I find that it's best used outdoors with lots of light. Haven't tried to much in terms of Macro, but I can't see why not while using manual focus.
                Olympus E-620
                14-42mm / 40-150mm / 70-300mm Olympus lenses
                Olympus FL-36 Flash

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                • #9
                  The 70-300mm is a great lens: is soft and no very crisp, try to use above f8 and for macro shoot is a good alternative. You can see some example at http://marceloanelli.com/fotomac/?p=462 and http://marceloanelli.com/fotomac/?p=423.

                  Is a handy lens that work well with any E-Serie Olympus camera, I use with E-410, E-510 and E-30
                  Marcelo Anelli C.

                  blog: http://www.marceloanelli.com/fotomac/

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                  • #10
                    This one's next on my list. I'd love to see some sample shots though...
                    Peter Holloway

                    Too long in exile...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by marceloanelli View Post
                      The 70-300mm is a great lens: is soft and no very crisp, try to use above f8 and for macro shoot is a good alternative. You can see some example at http://marceloanelli.com/fotomac/?p=462 and http://marceloanelli.com/fotomac/?p=423.

                      Is a handy lens that work well with any E-Serie Olympus camera, I use with E-410, E-510 and E-30
                      These sites don't seem to work... but this will probably be the next digital lens I get. I've kind of been on an OM lens buying spree (I now have 3).
                      Currently shooting with: Olympus e-620 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm 70-300mm and 50mm f/1.4 and 1.8, 28mm f/2.8 Soligor 35-140mm Macro OM lenses,
                      Checkout my flickr

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by datawise View Post
                        This one's next on my list. I'd love to see some sample shots though...
                        i just got mine today. will try to remember to come back here and post a link or two.
                        Natural
                        Happily shooting within my camera's limitations
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NaturalWoman View Post
                          i just got mine today. will try to remember to come back here and post a link or two.
                          here's a handheld shot.
                          Natural
                          Happily shooting within my camera's limitations
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                          • #14
                            Looking good. I have found that i get the best results when I shoot without the image stabilization when available light allows.
                            Olympus E-520
                            Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 40-150, & Zuiko 70-300


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdeclama/

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                            • #15
                              That does look great, I can't wait till I can get mine. I've almost got enough saved up for it.
                              Currently shooting with: Olympus e-620 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm 70-300mm and 50mm f/1.4 and 1.8, 28mm f/2.8 Soligor 35-140mm Macro OM lenses,
                              Checkout my flickr

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