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    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.

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    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,
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    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.
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    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,
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    Quote 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.
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    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! :-)

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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    This one's next on my list. I'd love to see some sample shots though...

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