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Re: ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8

Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
Hmm I thought 3k was pretty expensive until I Googled the new price at ~5,300-5,600 new this a bargain. Just a very expensive bargain that's not for me I'm afraid
Good luck with the sale Dave hope you find it a good home.
I got mine for 2900 a couple of years ago - that was a bargain. A decent gimbal is at least 150 s/h, so 3k seems like a very good bargain. The IQ of these lenses are second only to the 150f2 in terms of sharpness and bokeh. My pictures of crested tits two years ago in Aviemore made my Nikon shooting friend realise that there is a vast difference between a Nikkor 300f4 and the Zuiko 300f2.8 in image quality. It was that that pushed her over the edge to get a Nikkor 500f4. She will be the first to admit that the Zuiko is still sharper and gets more reach than her 500 on her D700. If anyone is serious about wildlife photography, the 300/2.8 is the way to go...

As an example,

That (when at full mag) is a 100% crop, shot wide-open with the EC-14 attached.

Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

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