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Old Jul 1, 2007, 9:31 AM   #11
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iamfisheye wrote:
I had hopes that this would be out by the summer.

Bit of a shame I'm off to Madagascar in September and wanted to get a bigger zoom. for the wildlife Looks like I'm going to have to save up for the 50-200mm.
well you may not get the zoom length but you will get super sharp images!

a very fast lens! i love mine!
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 5:56 AM   #12
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DonalDuc wrote:
There are other FourThirds objectivs (from Sigma) - heavier, but with more zoom


50-500 or 135-400 for example.
Too heavy for shooting off the hip, even the 50-200 is a bit on the heavy side at 1kg. I'm going to be treking around reserves and won't have time for a tripod (don't have one anyway only a monopod).

I've got the kit 40-150mm which is fine just dosn't get in close enough. The only other lens I have is the 14-54, which I use nearly all the time.

I might just buy a superzoom like the SP-550 to er, Bridge, the gap (no pun intended). I'm not going to need a powerful zoom that often.
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 10:24 PM   #13
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DonalDuc wrote:
Why do you need for a light weighted, short 300 mm a tripod mount? :?

be happy that is has no tripod mount!

Holding a 300mm lens steady in lower light is not easy no matter howlite or short it is.
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