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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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Old 20th December 2007
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
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Is my 40-150mm lens redundant?

I now have a 70-300mm lens in addition to my 12-60mm. Do I really need the 60-70mm range that my 40-150mm provides, or shall I leave it at home?

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Old 20th December 2007
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Re: Is my 40-150mm lens redundant?

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I now have a 70-300mm lens in addition to my 12-60mm. Do I really need the 60-70mm range that my 40-150mm provides, or shall I leave it at home?

Jim Ford
Jim,

I have the same problem? but I have concluded that the 60-70mm gap is not that important and hence have given the kit lens to my son with the E500.

The lenses that you have got are excellant for normal use (12-60mm), and telephoto use (70-300mm). I still have not decided if I need further reach so have put off purchasing anything else.

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Re: Is my 40-150mm lens redundant?

Personally I would still keep the 40-150, as it is still a good lens. Its small and light, and you can use it with a polariser. The 70-300 rotates the front element when focusing and this means that you have to adjust polariser every time for focus.
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Re: Is my 40-150mm lens redundant?

I have been pondering the same issue. I think the small gap 60-70 is of no consequence. We used to use a framing device called walking.
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I have been pondering the same issue. I think the small gap 60-70 is of no consequence. We used to use a framing device called walking.
That sounds interesting. I have not found the walking direct button on the E3.

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Old 21st December 2007
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Re: Is my 40-150mm lens redundant?

Hmm....Walking. Its that what other people do?
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