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9th March 2008, 07:47 PM
Ayone have 160 to burn...:eek:

650 - 2600 mm Lens!!! (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-E-510-E-500-E-330-E-3-650-2600mm-Telephoto-Lens_W0QQitemZ190205005578QQihZ009QQcategoryZ30070 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

9th March 2008, 07:54 PM
It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

Ian C.

David M
9th March 2008, 07:58 PM
At 70.5 oz it's probably heavy enough to make a doorstop.

9th March 2008, 07:59 PM
hehe... I agree David... but at just £160 it might be worth a bet...! I imagine the quality is dire, but I'd love to see some results from it.

10th March 2008, 08:26 AM
I looked at a similar lens to this a while ago. I did not purchase it.

Just a quick warning. Due to the size and cost, Customs will probably charge you tax, and the courier company will charge you a fee to collect the tax. This is push the price up quite a bit.

I would be interested to see what they are like to astronomy photography, but otherwise I would rather pay a bit more and get a telescope.(like I already have :p )

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 08:56 AM
Optics are a real science. In my experience you only ever get what you pay for. I've got a pair of binoculars which looked great in the advert - but in practice are cheap optically and so you never get a really crisp image. But they cost me under 30 so I was happy to take a chance.

This is much more money but as a punt - knowing really how it will probably turn out - it might be worth a bet (depends how much spare dosh you have sloshing around)

As the advertiser says "Your pictures are only as good as the glass in your lens."

10th March 2008, 09:23 AM
I agree, this is probably not a very good lens at all, and you certainly do get what you pay for - especially with glass. Honestly, I am in no way suggesting that people should go out and purchase this lens if they want an excellent quality, high FL lens... :)

I simply just popped this information into a thread so people can see that this lens is available, and if they have this amount of cash to spare, is possibly worth the risk for a punt!

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 09:46 AM
Of course. Hey did you ever get round to doing those PS .docs you mentioned MM?

10th March 2008, 09:49 AM
Sure, I made a great start to one on PS and LR, but haven't had the chance to complete it yet. I am traveling later this week to Madrid for a few days and will have some time to kill on the flights and at the airport. I hope to be able to do more on the doc then if this is OK.

Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...

10th March 2008, 10:27 AM
It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

Ian C.

Probably hand-cut from finest quality milk bottles... LOL

I'm most amused they decided to paint it white to look "pro"!

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 11:09 AM
Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...

Not at all John - damn kind of you do do it at all. No hurry at all - I can see how busy you are.

Madrid eh - good memories of the Retiro Gardens :)

12th August 2012, 03:26 AM
About the 650-2600mm/650-1300mm. I own 1 and for it's prize it is a good lens. True, you'll get what you pay for but it is in my opinion a nice piece of glass for the prize payed.
Took it to the Florennes Airshow last June and I was very happy I brought it with me! The display line was out of range for my 70-300mm. Luckily I had my 500mm mirror manual lens also with me as well as my 650-1300mm.
Most Canon/Nikon users were complaining that their 100-400mm lacked the range needed to get descend shots.

650mm, f/8, 1/1000sec

650mm, f/8, 1/800sec

650mm, f/8, 1/500sec

12th August 2012, 03:29 AM
All shots in last post where taken handheld with the 650-1300mm. Aperture set on aperture priority and metering mode on spotmetering. :p ;)
Except for normal PP form RAW to JPG, I didn't use any crop on these photos.

12th August 2012, 09:47 AM
I think, I would have been satisfied with the last shot. I am surprised that there are no massive chromatic aberrations. However, I think you should get rid of that planet sized rock on your sensor!? I you missed it somehow, it's located half way up, above the F-16's tail fin in your last pic.

currently in dust removal mode