Save $29.89 when you buy this Olympus 70-300mm . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, Olympus 70-300mm, Pro Optic Pro Digital 58mm Multi Coated UV Filter and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! .
Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6... Covering field of view to 600mm (35mm equivalent), this high mobility super-telephoto zoom lens weighs only 620 grams. Also, this lens incorporates three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements to offer sharper, higher-contrast imaging performance.
Furthermore, 1x magnification (35mm equivalent) tele-macro photography is capable. Thanks to Four-Thirds system, the lens offers a lot of the footwork out of both super-telephoto and macro photography world.
Use with Olympus Adapter on EM5. Worst AF of all my lenses. Searches all over the place. Would use my money on a micro four thirds lens.
This is a great lens for the money! I bought it to photograph my grandkids during their sports events from a distance. This lens is just what I needed. I also like that it has a switch from auto to manual focus. Very pleased.
I purchased this lens for nature photography and took it out for a test shoot today photographing birds and butterflies. I attached the lens to my Olympus E-3 and noticed right away that it felt much lighter and easier to handle than my Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8. However, the lightness of the lens and its relatively low sticker price are the only good things I can say about it. The lens searches a lot on autofocus and is slow to focus even with well lit scenes. Darker scenes are impossible even with the lens wide open and at ISO 400. These focusing problems make the lens useless for photographing moving animals. I also had problems with still subjects because shutter vibration was too much for the lens when extended over 100mm. I tried bracing the lens at the end to eliminate the vibration, but to no avail. Use of a tripod won't help with this because the lens doesn't have a tripod ring. I can't recommend this lens for any purpose.
Shooting from wheel chair, this is an excellent all around lens. From macro to shy animals the 140 (with close focus) to 600mm effective range covers all my nature photo needs. Manual focus switch on barell real asset. Use on E-620 with excellent results. Heavy, but shoot hand-held in field. Recommend to anyone shooting outside. Range from Macro to infinity.
I used this lens both on Olympus 4/3 (E520, E620) and m4/3 (E-PL1) bodies with the MMF2 adapter. The focus is definatelly better on 4/3 bodies but works ok on m4/3 for static subjects. Moving subjects are a challenge and prefocus method would be the best with this lens. In terms of absolute sharpness the 70-200 is the range to be, also closing down 1-3 stops helps a lot. Bokeh is not that great so pick your backgrounds carefully. Good lens for macro olso especially on the micro4/3 bodies with weak AA filter.
I use this lens mainly for its reach. With 300mm (600mm eq.) and magnification of 0.50x (1.0x eq.), I use it for birds and insects. It can be painfully slow to focus especially in low light. My use of it is limited to wildlife, where I would be "stalking" animals/birds/insects anyway. In such circumstances I prefer having long reach than speed.
Works as stated!
I bought this lens to get closer shots of animals that could be spooked by moving closer, and also for subjects that i could not get closer to due to terrain. However because of it's pack weight i question myself when bringing it on mountain hikes.
the only time I feel this excellant lens is "slow" is when it is extended to full zoom...This is an awesome lens! If I don't divulge I purchased this "used" my colligues would never know....much better than I expected.
package was supurbly packaged...was a little concerned with shipping a lens...all fears diminished when I opened the parcel and witnessed how well it was wrapped. Thank you to whom ever took the time to make my purchase safe! Lens arrived in great condition...BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!!!