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Ian
30th November 2007, 11:41 AM
Did your lens come with a blue sticker on it that indicated the equivalent focal length range (140-600)?

Ian

Yorkie
30th November 2007, 12:14 PM
Yes it did.

Thankfully it removes easily without any marking of the lens.

Ian
30th November 2007, 12:16 PM
Yes it did.

Thankfully it removes easily without any marking of the lens.

Thanks - much appreciated.

Ian

Ijay37
30th November 2007, 07:28 PM
Hi Ian Yes mine did as well. It dosn't detract from the balance so I left it on: :)

emirpprime
30th November 2007, 09:38 PM
Lol, I wondered about this. The one at the launch event had one on, but none of the other lenses, and the Oly guy was suprised when I asked him if it was fully working as it had a weird equivilent marking on it.
Perhaps he thinks people don't "get" 4/3rds. Personally I find it alot easier than doing the APS-C type conversions in my head!
Phil

Ian
1st December 2007, 11:15 AM
Lol, I wondered about this. The one at the launch event had one on, but none of the other lenses, and the Oly guy was suprised when I asked him if it was fully working as it had a weird equivilent marking on it.
Perhaps he thinks people don't "get" 4/3rds. Personally I find it alot easier than doing the APS-C type conversions in my head!
Phil

The reason I was asking is that a suspicious looking 70-300 turned up on eBay. Apparently the seller had bought it by mistake because, er, he had a Canon EOS-400D... oh, and no box or 'paperwork'. The rather blurry product photo showed the sticker, which I had assumed was something Olympus demo units were festooned with. This made me think it had been pinched from a demo day. It would be hilarious if it was the one without the AF motor :D

Ian

Napper
4th December 2007, 01:17 AM
Mine came with this sticker, I chose to remove it as it was rather bright and unnecessary. As far as I know all the lenses at my local camera shop had these stickers on.

Ijay37
5th December 2007, 07:17 PM
Hi I see the the lens has reached 215.00 with less than a day to go, twenty odd bidders, seems a bit dodgy to me :(

PeterD
6th December 2007, 09:26 AM
The reason I was asking is that a suspicious looking 70-300 turned up on eBay. Apparently the seller had bought it by mistake because, er, he had a Canon EOS-400D... oh, and no box or 'paperwork'. The rather blurry product photo showed the sticker, which I had assumed was something Olympus demo units were festooned with. This made me think it had been pinched from a demo day. It would be hilarious if it was the one without the AF motor :D

Ian

The seller is now saying e as found te box (damaged) and te paperwork.

PeterD

Ijay37
6th December 2007, 08:45 PM
Hi again it sold for 251.00 hope it's a genuine sale.
John

Glyn R
6th December 2007, 10:58 PM
Mine came today complete with blue 140-600 sticker. Glad to hear it will come off easily. I only paid £252 delivered in 10 days from Jacobs. Looks well made to me. The AF/MF switch for close focusing had me confused for a while. Hope to get some decent pics tommorrow,

PeterD
7th December 2007, 10:49 AM
Mine came today complete with blue 140-600 sticker. Glad to hear it will come off easily. I only paid 252 delivered in 10 days from Jacobs. Looks well made to me. The AF/MF switch for close focusing had me confused for a while. Hope to get some decent pics tommorrow,

Kinda makes the ebay sale a bit on the expensive side. 251 + postage on ebay and 252 new as above.

Jim Ford
21st December 2007, 05:22 PM
My 70-300mm arrived yesterday. I paid 229 + 10 postage for it from 'kerso'. I'll be making him my first port of call when I need more Oly stuff!

Jim Ford

Glyn R
21st December 2007, 07:17 PM
No more on offer though. :D

theMusicMan
21st December 2007, 07:29 PM
No more on offer though. :DSo glad I got mine last week then :)

I am sure Kerso can get you one if you are after one. Maybe PM him?

Glyn R
21st December 2007, 07:38 PM
No I already have one. The 12-60 looks interesting though.:D
Glyn's Gallery (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/glynphoto/70-300/)

PeterD
21st December 2007, 08:37 PM
Got mine, last week, from Ian too. Am I appy with it? You betcha!

PeterD