Summary: I took excellent pictures with my lens. My experience was great. The olympus lens 70 - 300 is very good.Perfect to far objects. Is better than olympus 40 - 150 mm. My pictures look like professional pictures. I can approach the object.
Great lens for the money, you won't regret it. Glass quality is very high.
20 May 2013
Summary: Positive: Excellent lens for the money. CA is practically nonexistent, AF works very well even on moving subjects. Suprisingly good shots even handheld and panning, although I definitely recommend a tripod/monopod for full zoom shooting. Negative: The lens hood from other Oly lenses with the same filter size will not fit, unfortunately. Plan on buying one, since this lens didn't come with one from the factory.
Summary: Great lens in a reasonable sized package. Because this lens is rather large for a 4/3 camera, I think it should have a tripod socket of its own. Being that the lens is a 140-600 equivalent lens, it should have a tripod socket and should be used on a tripod for best sharpness regardless of image stabilization on the body. I have only shot a relatively few photos with this lens so this is a rather early review for me.
Summary: I am just getting into the digital DLR game. My camera is an Olympus E-600 and my plans were/are for wildlife photos. From the first time I snapped it on, I have been thrilled with the pictures. I had to experiment with it when photographing the bald eagles in flight by switching to manual focus so I could follow them snapping in rapid mode. The details in the feathers is wonderful. I have also gotten great shots of the pelicans and owls.
If you need a reasonably priced medium to long zoom, this is the one!!!!
3 January 2012
Summary: This lens is a great deal for the money. The 600 mm focal length (35mm equiv.)lets you reach out for the tight shots or zoom out for the wider shot. The image quality is excellent. The lens is a bit heavy, and coupled to an Olympus E5, the combination is a handful, but put it on a tripod or momopod and it is no problem.
Summary: FIRST: don't look for any technological jargon in this review. I am an armature who just enjoys capturing a photo that brings pleasure to the average person. I am NOT a pro or tech savvy, but I do read the manuals. I purchased my lens, used, off eBay for about 2/3 the cost of a new one and did pretty good getting one for that price.