Reviews and Problems with Olympus ED 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6
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Great lens, good performance
3 August 2011
Summary: The lens provides excellent clarity at high zoom. It is slow and can take some time to hunt for auto-focus as described by other reviews. I often find myself shooting at higher than typical ISO settings to compensate, but the lens can still deliver very nicely. I've included some photos all of which are shot at the maximum 300mm range. I've specifically included two bird photos in a partial response to the review that speaks to birders: the pelican is tracked in-flight.
Summary: this is sharper than the kit lens 12-42 and 40-150. much like the 40-150 I consider this as an outdoor lens, this lens would work really great with a lot of light. on low light, its gonna hunt and hunt. but then for the price and the reach, this lens is untouchable. sweet spot at f8 this is where this lens shines, f8 70-300 reach wow! weights around 1lb perfect balance on my e620. Long live 4/3! bottome line, I love the weight,size,reach, price, and the bokeh it gives.
Summary: I have used several telephoto lens with several cameras in my collection of photo equipment. I use this lens on my Olympus E-520 DSLR. Great camera makes amazing photos. This lens came without much in the area of instructions which would have been nice. Much of your learning comes from trail and error. Mostly it is an exceptional lens for the price. Lots of bang for the buck. However I have found that in some cases it lack's total crispness and clarity.
Summary: I think this lens is pretty good in the 70-200 mm range, and not so great at 300 mm. It does take practice and technique to get the most out of an extreme telephoto such as this. Focusing is loud and slow, and overall the lens performs much better in good light. But overall, a lot of photographic fun for the money.
Summary: When I first used this lens it was love at first sight. The clarity was great and of course each lens does have a sweet spot. This can be learned if you shoot a lot of pictures. I am a grandmother of 9 and let me tell you, I captured lots of candid shots without them knowing.
Excerpt: Me han regalado este fantástico teleobjetivo de olentzero (papa noel). Es estupendo. Saca unas fotos increibles. Yo tenía un objetivo que llegaba hasta 150mm. Con este llego el doble. Para fotografiar detalles de iglesias por ejemplo es perfecto. El precio es bastante alto. La calidad lo vale, pero si no eres muy aficionado a la fotografía no necesitas un teleobjetivo como este. Existen otros más baratos (por 200€ o así) de peor calidad. Bueno...