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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4-5.6

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4-5.6

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More Than Expected

Editor of Lillian's Diaries "Sheryl Jones", Amazon
9 November 2011
  • Summary: This was a gift for my husband and he totally enjoys using this whenever the chance arises. The quality of the pictures taken with this lens is very good and it captures details of the photo subject. We were even able to see an eagle in the trees on the shoreline from a boat in the middle of a lake that we could not see with the naked eye. The product was better than he expected and well worth the cost.
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Olympus 70- 300 lens plus kit

Doreen A. Castillo, Amazon
10 March 2011
  • Summary: Perfect fit for my Olympus camera. Lens zoom perfect. I'm new to SLR photography and the lens is easy to change and use. Discription was right on. I received it as promised. I will use the seller again.
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Great lens

Donald Y., Newegg
3 June 2010
  • Pros: very nice optics clear ,very nice lens. A nice addition to my equipment. I bought the lens when newegg was running promotion. Great price. Just a great lens for my son and daughters sports. would highly recommend
  • Cons: none
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Nice lens, but needs light.

Stefani Ragsdale "Bboybrx", Amazon
10 February 2010
  • Summary: The lens is very nice quality, but needs a fair amount of light to work well. The autofocus can seem a bit sluggish, but if you put the camera on manual+auto focus then you can help it out.
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Best inexpensive telephoto available for any system

entropius, epinions.com
31 January 2010
  • Summary: Buy this lens if you want an inexpensive but good supertelephoto; you can't beat the combination of low price, good results, and light weight.
  • Pros: Extremely long reach, sharpness, contrast, price, macro capability, size and weight, build quality
  • Cons: Autofocus speed and lack of focus limiter
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affordable and decent

Margot M., Newegg
15 December 2009
  • Summary: to the first poster.. dont post service problems here.. they are very general in nature and probably not directed at the actual product. review the product not the story.. it doesnt help other buyers when they see a down rated product for for reasons other than product funtionality..
  • Pros: at this price, + adding the extra focal range from my camera.. the value is unbeatable.
  • Cons: no complaints, it feels a little sluggish but i dont intend to take pictures on the fly.
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Great value lens

Garrett P., Newegg
10 December 2009
  • Summary: This is an excellent lens for the price. I'm not sure what problems the other reviewer had, but I've always had great support from Newegg and will continue to use them.
  • Pros: Great reach! This lens is the equivalent of a 600mm lens on a full frame camera. It doubles as a macro lens. Lightweight lens for the reach it has.
  • Cons: Needs a lot of light, works best at approx F8. Fairly slow focus.
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2in1

Anonymous, Newegg
11 September 2008
  • Summary: Since it's so cheap it's a must have in your photo bag.
  • Pros: I bought it as soon as it came out and couldn't be happier. Since the E510 I use it on has in-body IS this is a great pair. The reach of this lens is really something. I'd like to include some shots I did with it but the links are not allowed, however if you search for my nick or the lens you will see many pages about what this lens can do. This lens can produce great macro shots, you'll be surprised. I took macro shots from feets away which means you won't scare the ...
  • Cons: It tends to be a little slow in less bright days/locations but this is expectable and acceptable for the price. Compare the price of any other lens with the same reach and you'll see...
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User Review

James S., Newegg
13 July 2008
  • Summary: Its a little weighty but it balances my camera out well.
  • Pros: Great zoom. Great price. Exactly what I needed to make my Olympus camera work for my basic needs. Best price around. Couldn't find a better deal especially while being deployed.
  • Cons: None.
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Fun with ED Zuikos

Don D., Newegg
4 June 2008
  • Summary: Do not fool yourself with Zuiko lenses! They are not nor will they ever be 2x the listed focal length. But also keep in mind that Zuiko glass is among the finest made right now if not the finest. The real advantage of the best Zuiko glass is that the F/2.8 lenses can be effectively used with 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters without the loss of too much light by virtue of their insane brightness. I love my Zuiko 200mm F2.8/F3.5 so much I could spank babies with it.
  • Pros: This is one very good lens. This lens has the equivalent FIELD OF VIEW, not focal length (very big difference) of a 600 mm lens on a 35mm camera. The 2x crop factor is nice but this will NEVER fully replicate the image of a 600mm f5.6 on a 35mm camera make no mistake about this. I found the auto focus to be quite fast, I like it! The lens isn't that heavy so it's VERY good for bird photography. I like the AF/MF switch. The image quality is about the same as the 150mm ...
  • Cons: Believe it or not, the object in an image is exactly the same size as it would be if you used a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera. The Olympus DSLR's sensor is half the size so the angle of view is narrower than the same lens on a 35mm camera making it appear to be magnified but alas, it is not. It's like taking a picture with a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera and "cropping" the edges of the picture by 50% and expanding what's left over of the picture to fill the area that has ...
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