Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm f4.0-5.6

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Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm f4.0-5.6

Postby PrinzMegahertz » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:52 am

Helo everybody,

I hope this is not a repeat threat, I did not find the 70-300mm in the lens index.

This is my favourite lens so far. It is very versatile (going from 140 to 600 mm) and is great for macro work.

It's a bit slow and the focus is not always on spot. I would like to see a new version of this lens with a sonic wave drive.

Anyway, here are some images I took with this lens in combination with the Olymus E-510. I like this images so much I nearly regret buying the 50mm f2 Zuiko maco lens, because I doubt I will ever use it again after seeing the results of the 70-300.

Enjoy:


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Crop from the last one:


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some more flowers


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Postby grahamnp » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:56 pm

Very nice shots! Looks like an excellent lens.
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Postby Hans » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:52 pm

I really like your shots and this lens is on my shopping list....
Olympus E-M5, 9-18, 12-50, 25 f1.8, 45 f1.8, 12-60, 40-150, 70-300
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Postby Heavywinds » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:00 am

wow...great shots :)


How would you rate it vs the kit 40-150mm f4-5.6(new style).
I know there would be a gap from 104mm to 140mm but i don't think I would mind...after getting my 14 to 54mm i almost never take out the kit 40-150mm.
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:22 pm

I like the 40-150mm because of it's small size. However, I haven't used it as much as my 70-300, so I really can't judge it fairly. I bought the 70-300mm because I wanted to photograph birds and the 40-150 won't get that far imho. The 40-150 is the perfect addition to the E-4x0, because of the missing image stabilizer. With the E-5x0 I would prefer the 70-300
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:12 pm

Let's add some more:

The first one is pretty sharp, the second one not (but I think it has it's own flair) and I'm not sure about the third one - I think the Thorax is rather sharp
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Postby Heavywinds » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:29 pm

Wow..i thought this lens was just a re branded sigma (might still be) but it goes to show how flexible and sharp this lens can be. Great work!
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Postby G0mez » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:56 pm

Wow, great shots, great colours....keep on with the good job !
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Postby artforme » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:08 am

Amazing macro shots you have taken!

Would you mind sharing your settings for the very first picture? I am curious what focal length and aperture you were at.

Thanks again for sharing those great photos.
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:05 pm

Thank you for your compliments :D.

For the first picture, it's f 5.6, 1/500s, 300mm, freehand
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:12 pm

Jay, more pictures! All are f 5.6, 300mm, 1 and 2 are 1/500, 3 is 1/250, all freehand

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Postby Heavywinds » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:14 am

I really like your new shots T. What did you do different? Did you do a little post also? really nice !
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Postby PrinzMegahertz » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:21 pm

Nothing, all shots above are from the same day, I did a couple of hundred shots then. I hope it's getting spring again soon so I can go out and do some more :D
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Postby Hans » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:05 pm

OK, I will add a few pictures as well.

This one was taken in Hluhluwe national park in South Africa, it is a white rhino.
Camera: Olympus E-500
Exposure: 1/400
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 169 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Color Space: sRGB
Sharpness: Soft

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The next one is a springbok. It is a more demanding photo, maximum zoom, wide open.
Camera: Olympus E-500
Exposure: 1/640
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Sharpness: Soft

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The next photo was taken at Didima (Drakensbergen) South Africa.
Camera: Olympus E-500
Exposure: 1/320
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -3/10 EV
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Sharpness: Soft

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Postby popo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:15 pm

A quick selection of some of my photos taken with the Olympus E510 and 70-300 lens. Everything taken at 300mm.

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33% crop, ISO100, f/5.6, 1/320s

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50% crop, ISO100, f/5.6, 1/1000s

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50% crop, ISO800, f/11, 1/500s (click for original version, 6.1MB)

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100% crop, ISO400, f/16, 1/180s with flash
Last edited by popo on Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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