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Old 9th June 2014
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Considering hiring a lens

I had a day out to the London Wetlands Centre yesterday, which is rather an excellent place for photography. However, whilst I managed to get good photographs of the captive ducks with my E-M1 and 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 and 1.4x teleconverter:

Smew by James E. Petts, on Flickr

European goldeneye by James E. Petts, on Flickr

Tufted duck by James E. Petts, on Flickr

and one or two lucky strikes with a tern and some herons:

Common tern, diving by James E. Petts, on Flickr

Heron by James E. Petts, on Flickr

Heron by James E. Petts, on Flickr

many of the birds were so distant as to be a little small even at 283mm:

Great crested grebe, nesting by James E. Petts, on Flickr

Plover by James E. Petts, on Flickr

Unknown bird by James E. Petts, on Flickr.

I was thinking of going back some time and hiring one of the very large Olympus Four Thirds lenses, either the 300mm f/2.8 or the 90-250 f/2.8 with the 2x teleconverter.

Has anyone had experience doing this and have any useful tips?
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