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Old 3rd January 2010
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Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

Hi All,

Like a few others in the forum I have been attracted by the rather good prices being offered for the 70-300 f4-5.6 lens.
Anyone managed good shots with the E-1 and have examples and any tips for its use in getting pin sharp images.

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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

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Hi All,

Like a few others in the forum I have been attracted by the rather good prices being offered for the 70-300 f4-5.6 lens.
Anyone managed good shots with the E-1 and have examples and any tips for its use in getting pin sharp images.

Regards

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This is a good question. Unfortunately, I don't have a 70-300 to hand at the moment to try on the E-1. At 300 the lack of image stabilisation might be telling, but in good light I would expect very good results.

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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

Bit of a bump

I can't believe that nobody has experience of using the 70-300mm with an E-1 good or bad.

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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

I use the 70-300mm, and find that in good light it is a superb lens. At full extension it takes some holding steady, and if used, as I do, for semi-macro work, a tripod is best. For moving objects the focus lock when fitted to the E-1 can be frustrating, it does not lock on quickly, and hunts constantly, especially against sky.
This is not an expensive lens, as lenses go, but is great value for money, and can be super sharp.These are crops.



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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

loving the picture of the bee mate, how far/close where you when you took it? looks like a fantastic lens
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

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loving the picture of the bee mate, how far/close where you when you took it? looks like a fantastic lens
About a metre away.This a crop from the original to show how sharp the lens is.
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

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About a metre away.This a crop from the original to show how sharp the lens is.
thats amazing, did you use a tripod? i was thinking about my next lens purchase and it might have to be one of these.
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thats amazing, did you use a tripod? i was thinking about my next lens purchase and it might have to be one of these.
I tend to use a tripod for these type of shots, and also the Shutter delay set to 10secs. Rules out my shaky hands.
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

I got the E1 for several reasons....one it was cheap and two...its weather sealed. The big problem is no IS. I had to up the ISO and use a lower F.stop.

I normally use a monopod when out and about, but I did not have it with me this morining. I have only had the E1 since Saturday afternoon. I still think the E30 is better
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

I shoot in RAW, and then process the image with Elements 8 and Topaz plug-ins.
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

Here are two more.


70mm


300mm

Both at 1/320Sec ISO 400 F7.1

Usual PP.
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

Here are two images taken with an E1 and a 70-300.


F4.8 @ 179mm ISO 400 1/1600 sec


F5.6 @ 117mm ISO 400 1/4000 sec

All hand held, cropped and minor PP (Topaz noise and detail)
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Re: Olympus 70-300 f4-5.6 lens coupled to an E-1

[QUOTE=j.baker;78580]Here are two images taken with an E1 and a 70-300.

Nice shots. I have the sharpness turned right up on my E-1 with this lens.
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