View Full Version : OLympus Event, Cameraland, Cardiff

15th December 2007, 06:03 PM
I dropped in today to take a look at the 70-300 which I'm fancying and they definitely were welcoming.

I had my play and have uploaded one of the pictures I took in the arcade (they were happy for me to be in the doorway, but obviously not too keen that I went for a long wander)

The picture is at the full 300 at ISO 800 F7.3 IS on.

I have to day I'm impressed with the general feel of the lens and so was my better half who liked the lightness of the E510 with the lens on as she's quite small (and will probably clobber me for saying so on the web!)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/bow.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1242)

I also added my EC-14 as they didn't have one available (good job I dropped it in my bag) and took a further close up at ISO 1600 F7.9 rest as above.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/bow2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1244)

Overall the only thing that concerned me at all was the amount of hunting at the full 425. I'd like to hear what anyone has to say before I look for one in the January sales (there being no discounts on offer and I know that the prices are tumbling elsewhere).

I have to say that the Olympus Rep (Ian Tolley) was very knowledgeable re the system - it was a pity that the sales force didn't seem to be using the event to get their knowledge up a bit more and just left us to discuss the details in what was not a very busy shop.


15th December 2007, 06:06 PM
I forgot to say that I had a play with the E3 whilst there - very impressive but not on my list just yet. The E510 does everything that I need of it and is so much lighter - very impressed though


15th December 2007, 11:58 PM
I went for a stroll this morning with the 70-300mm, but to be honest didn't come across anything worth catching - especially in the rather dull grey cast that was all over my area today.

Tomorrow the forecast is for a brighter day, and my daughter has a rugby game so I shall try some shots with the 70-300mm lens and see how they come out.

Will post an update tomorrow for ya!

Tim the Grey
14th January 2008, 12:34 AM
My son remains to be impressed by the young lad in there...
As, I have to say, do I.
I got an E-3 laid on at LCE Leamington, and thought it very impressive, if not as immediately 'want it!' as the E-1.

Anyway, sonny Jim in Cameraland looks at an E-1 wielding me, and a D200 carrying No1 son, and informs us both that the Canon 40D is THE Semi Pro camera... He certainly didn;t want to hear of my reaction to holding E-3/D300 the day before. Plus L glass beats anything.
As I said, he has a LOT to learn!

14th January 2008, 07:51 AM
Sorry for not following up with some shots taken with the 70-300mm, totally forgot in the pre Christmas mayhem.

Here's some shots of my daughters rugby game - all taken with the Zuiko 70-300mm lens. I've a lot to learn re sports photography, but they do show the lens at work.