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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Good to see Mark a few new aircraft shots - love the colours in the Thirlmere / Dunmail Raise shot, and those Harriers are certainly going to be a big miss for the air enthusiasts amongst us.

Hopefully you'll get lots of opportunities out and about with the 70-300mm this year. It's been a great value godsend to me in sometimes difficult conditions, giving me photo opportunities (such as my recent Apache Longbow photos) that wouldn't be generally feasible without very expensive kit. That said, I'm now looking a various options re lenses as difficult lighting seems to be a regular issue for my excursions.
Anyhow keep the photos coming.

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Wow! Some great plane shots there.

So I guess it's fair to say that if one were going to be shooting often & regularly in less than ideal, or variable light, and had notions of publishing, the 50-200 SWD (with or without the EC-14) could be preferrable, but that given good light, the 70-300 is easily capable of very good results for most hobbyists, who might enlarge as far as A3?
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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

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Wow! Some great plane shots there.

So I guess it's fair to say that if one were going to be shooting often & regularly in less than ideal, or variable light, and had notions of publishing, the 50-200 SWD (with or without the EC-14) could be preferrable, but that given good light, the 70-300 is easily capable of very good results for most hobbyists, who might enlarge as far as A3?


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If you're interested in avaition type photography, have a look at my WebAlbums at http://picasaweb.google.com/2catkins - you'll get some idea of how the 70-300mm. copes with different conditions. There are about six "Aircraft" albums to look at: most of these photos will have been taken with the Oly 70-300mm, with key details being shown on the rhs of the Picasa Web Album page. Sun definitely helps, as it would for any lens though.
A 300mm lens can be a minimum for a lot of aviation photos (but that depends on the type of aviation photography), low light is often a reality, so small aperture numbers of f2.8 etc., are very useful. A 50-200 SWD is a lens that I might consider plus a 1.4x teleconverter perhaps, but cost is everything!

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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Some great shots there Chris,
Think I've spoke to you on FC as well haven't I ?
Love the Apache shots,

More to come
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Re: Thinking of buying a 70-300mm Zuiko

Yes
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As you'll see on FC we're having some fun with the Apache at the moment - not often that we can choose from two locations close to Tynedale for aviation photography. The trouble is I'm choosing the slightly dull days to go out and about, while the others are choosing the sunny days, and of course it is that rather than the camera brand that makes all the difference!!
So if you want to try your hand at helis, there's still another week of them at either Spade or Otterburn

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