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oly_om 1st June 2015 10:38 AM

ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
I've finally decided that my body can't cope any longer with the weightlifting. Arthritis has left its toll and I'm going to sell the 300/2.8 and hopefully get the mZuiko 300/4 when it finally appears.

Aside from some very minor scuffs on the bodywork, this lens is in perfect condition. The optics are perfect and have no issues whatsoever. It is, unusually, fitted with a 112mm Contax protector filter ensuring the front element is protected. The thumb screw for the lens hood was replaced with a Canon one but works fine. I have owned this lens for 7 years and the results, with and without teleconverters are astounding. A sad loss for me but arthritis prevents me carrying this beast so easily now..




The accessory pack is included (ND4, ND8, polarising filter) but I have never used them. Bag and hood cover are in good condition .


I'm looking for about 2700, but sensible offers considered. This is also on ebay, so you have a week to get this rare and prized lens. Postage included if bought here and bank transfer used!

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Alex G. 2nd June 2015 09:27 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
This might be a stupid question but on your 5th picture what is that empty space/slot?

PS wish I had the money for such lens

IainMacD 2nd June 2015 09:29 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
It is a space for internal filters, the filter holder is shown in the same image on the top of the lens

Alex G. 2nd June 2015 09:31 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IainMacD (Post 347324)
It is a space for internal filters, the filter holder is shown in the same image on the top of the lens

AH thanks. didn't notice that!:rolleyes:

oly_om 2nd June 2015 04:22 PM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Thanks, Iain

Peter_Hartland 2nd June 2015 09:39 PM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Any idea on its focusing speed on a EM1?

oly_om 2nd June 2015 09:47 PM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Works well on the E-M1, the focussing speed is not up to 40-150Pro standards, but it isn't bad. I've used it for birds in flight without problem.

Phill D 3rd June 2015 05:58 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Andy, how about posting some of the BiF shots you got with the lens. Not that I can afford it myself but I'd just like to see some more of your superb shots. Helps keep your ad on the first page too.

Zuiko 3rd June 2015 08:37 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phill D (Post 347435)
Andy, how about posting some of the BiF shots you got with the lens. Not that I can afford it myself but I'd just like to see some more of your superb shots. Helps keep your ad on the first page too.

Phill has got a point, the best advert for this lens would surely be the superb pictures it has produced in your hands - not that there is any guarantee that the new owner will get the same results! :D

oly_om 3rd June 2015 11:02 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
For some sample images taken with this lens, try here:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...E0&usp=sharing

Zuiko 3rd June 2015 11:32 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oly_om (Post 347467)
For some sample images taken with this lens, try here:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...E0&usp=sharing

Thanks Andy, it's always a pleasure and a privilege to view your pictures. Good luck with the sale of this lens. *chr

oly_om 7th June 2015 12:57 PM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
The eBay auction has bids on it now, but I'll still consider an offer from the forum.

gphemy 10th June 2015 08:15 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Time to clear that Inbox, Andy, or you won't get any (more) offers!

Piers

kidslateinlife 10th June 2015 10:44 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Stunning lens and stunning images...

oly_om 11th June 2015 10:24 AM

Re: ZD 300/2.8 (Yes, really)
 
Inbox cleared but sadly the lens is now sold... Having an emotionally charged visit to post it today. I used it for the last time yesterday at Rutland Water.

Here's hoping the funds stay in my account until the mZ 300/4 Pro is released and that the new lens lives up to high expectations.

Andy


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