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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8

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Overall 10
10

Best lens that I own

val, B&H Photo
6 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Although this len is very heavy, I LOVE IT.I use it every opportunity that I have. You have to use a good tripod, dont waste money on a cheap version, or at least a monopod.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful

Valerie Cipriano, Amazon
4 July 2013
  • Summary: Service was incredible, lens is in perfect shape. Nothing else to say except it is the best gift that i have bought fir myself in a very long time.
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Overall 10
10

Do not regret this purchase one bit.

primod2, Ebay
11 April 2013
  • Summary: Extremely well built. Weatherproof. Excellent image quality. If there is a weak point, it would be focus speed. If Olympus would only come up with a camera that is worthy of their optical achievements...
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Overall 10
10

An amazing lens

Gary, B&H Photo
2 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is pricey, but less than the comparable Nikon 200-400; the same for its size and weight. But that's to be expected of a lens of this quality. I have only used it once since buying it, shooting egrets, herons, and osprey...I added a 1.4x extender and still shot at f/4. I hooked it up to my new EM-5 via the M4/3 adapter, and used it with a Wimberly sidekick. The sharpness is superb...I look forward to many hours of quality shooting.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Impressive sharpness and color

BigD, B&H Photo
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this Super Telephoto mostly for sports such as soccer, baseball, football, swimming, and even volleyball. It has the perfect telephoto range for capturing action fairly close and sufficient zoom range to grab shots out on the field and it works great with the EC-14 1.4X Teleconverter. It is razor sharp if you know how to use it in whatever situation you are working but it does require a little getting used to.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good range fast sharp, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellence Come with a Price

Ron, olympusamerica.com
19 July 2011
  • Summary: This an excellent lens which comes at a price, which is not simply measured in dollars. If you want a first class glass, you have to pay the price. It's a heavy lens and requires a sturdy tripod. If you aren't up to lugging serious camera equipment about, then this is not for you. Fast focus, excellent clarity, crisp shots are what you'll get. However, I found that using a 1.4 X Converter results in a soft focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens but slow to focus on OM-D EM-5

Jon, olympusamerica.com
19 July 2011
  • Summary: While focusing is slow (under 3 sec) with AF-S/MF on an EM-5 or GH2, the resulting images are excellent. The TC 1.4X doesn't slow focusing and the images are plenty sharp @ F/4.5. The lens support ring is much needed when using this lens, especially with an m43 camera body. I also own the 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 lens, and while it is optically less excellent than the 90-250mm lens, the significantly lighter and smaller 50-200mm lens gets a lot more use because it is so...
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding optics

Bill, olympusamerica.com
19 July 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this lens shortly before a trip to Hawaii. It is very large and requires its own carrying bag. It is heavy so a tripod is almost a must; I have occasionally used it freehand but more often with a tripod or monopod. It provides outstanding sharp photos at long distances; with the f2.8 stopping action is great (surfers; shore objects from a ship a mile or two off shore).
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Overall 10
10

Nothing else comes close

Doc, B&H Photo
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this for wildlife photos and had a great grizzly bear shoot here in B.C., Canada. Extremely sharp, great color, bokeh, and contrast. I shoot it wide open on my E3 and now my E5. I always use a monopod It is the lightest pro lens out there. I've been a Canon shooter for a few years and it's a great system but I just don't use it anymore. I may sell my 5D system since the results of my Oly system are so good. Remember it's always about the glass.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth it

tony, B&H Photo
11 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Tried using it in low light for a figure skating competition. In terms of speed and sharpness, both the 35-100mm and the 300mm are better. Not even close. Save your money and get the 35-100mm and use the 1.4x converter or save up for the 300mm.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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