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alanscape's review of Olympus 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 ED Lens


“Excellent value if you work with its restrictions....”

Written on: 24/03/2013 by alanscape (1 review written)

As this is the only choice for a 70-300mm in Olympus 4/3rds I decided to buy one.
It compares favourably with my 50-200mm up to 200mm if you stick to f/8 or f/11 (if edge definition matters to your subjects).

Like all consumer grade lenses it doesn't come without restrictions but as with any tele-zoom, it's not good to use it full out or wide open.

It's a well made lens and perhaps a disadvantage for polariser users is
the front element rotates.. but I never use one so it doesn't matter to me.
It's also nice and light... I have one on my OM-D and it's a treat weight-wise from my 90-250mm (which is also quite expensive at £4,700).

For pixel-peepers it won't be a satisfying lens but if your target printed size doesn't exceed a double page magazine, then it's a very good buy... like everything else... you have to know how to use it.

This is my personal experience using this lens... being a professional, my equipment has to do what it was designed for otherwise I wouldn't buy it.

I was not disappointed.

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