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Old 14th September 2010
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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Well it's arrived,
Now the learning begins,got a day off tommorow so might pop out and about to try it out

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Harumph
Gale force winds and lashing rain...........
Was going to head over to Manchester to the Viewing park to try and see the A380.... ah well there's Southport at the weekend..sigh.

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Now that's strange. Its been lousy weather since my 70-300 arrived. Is there something we should know?
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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

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Now that's strange. Its been lousy weather since my 70-300 arrived. Is there something we should know?
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Now that's strange. Its been lousy weather since my 70-300 arrived. Is there something we should know?
Oh don't say that I feel like a little kid at the mo on Christmas day who can't play out with his new toy because it's raining

Hopefully the weekend will be clearer

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Here's a closer shot taken with this versatile lens :



This is at the 70mm end, wide open and quite close.

And now for something completely different:



That is the 70-300 at the long end with the EC14 and its a 1600 pixel crop from the middle of the frame. This was with anti-shock, on the big tripod and stopped well down.
It turns out that the Moon is a lot smaller than I thought.

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Great moon shot
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Great shots Snaarman,
Love the Moon shot, I'm going to have to try that myself mate

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Just an observation: I used tripod, live view and manual focus (there is no other way I suspect)

With 425mm focal length and x10 on live view manual focus, the moon is moving across your screen as you are trying to focus..

Furthermore individual clicks of the focus motor matter at this magnification...

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

GREAT moon shot! For an entry-level lens, that's pretty impressive, even if only on a web page. I'd be well chuffed with that.

Gotta get saving for a 620 & 30-700mm . . .


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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

The main problem I had with my 70-300mm was when photographing small birds amongst branches etc. The move around so rapidly that the AF cannot cope on S-AF or C-AF. Under these circumtances MF is not that brilliant either. However if you have a subject that poses for you then all is fine:- taken through a moving (very slowly) car window and some of the softness taken out in PSE7



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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Such great light in that shot! Nice.

I guess the 70-300 would struggle then, attempting to lock in on a moving subject, in a moving environment, with the photographer on a moving platform? Like snapping a whale in the sea from a boat, for example . . .


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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Yes definatly one of my favourite lenses.


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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

The 70-300 seldom comes off my camera body. I have shot thousands of photos with it so far and mostly with the longer side of it, tele and macro. I try to restrict it to 250mm for better sharpness when I can, but most of the time I need the range and zoom out all the way. A light and very versatile lens. I am thinking of getting me a second one, just in case something happens to the one I have ...

Crested Tit (Parus cristatus), at 300mm, F7.1, monopod, almost uncropped

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Well it's been a while since I posted, been bunged up with colds,Toncillitus and numerous other ailments over Christmas

A few from the last part of 2010 using the 70-300

Tornado at Tebay in Cumbria


Hawk at Tebay in Cumbria


Tornado at Tebay,Going away shot


Tornado at Tebay in poor light


Tornado at Tebay


Harrier going away shot at Dunmail Raise in Lake District (Bit of PS on colours)
Going to miss these guys immensely now they've retired them early


Happy New year everyone

My shots are far from perfect,but I'm hoping to improve over the year to come and also hoping for better light,which is where I'm failing at the mo as well,

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