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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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Hello.. I have had my E-500 for several months now.. Added a couple of new lenses too.

My question: If you had the money - what lens would you buy?? Why??

With the primary goal - shooting wildlife (zoom)

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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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Well, considering I do alot of bird photography and having a fast long zoom would never hurt, I'd surely go for the Olympus 300mm f2.8 super telephoto lens. But considering I dont have an extra $6,000 to throw out on a hobby, I'd probably settle for something a little less.




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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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That lens was my first thought and then people started telling me about sigma 50-500, OM Zuiko 300 F 4.5 etc... :?

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Old Dec 20, 2006, 3:05 AM   #4
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If I had the money I'd get the 35-100 f2, as it would really suite my shooting style. The 300 f2.8 would be nice but I'd hardly ever use it, I realise its a real cracker of a lens but its a wee bit over priced and for that money should have IS as standard. Now the lens I;d really want isn't made and taht would be a 14-100 f2.8 OIS.

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Old Dec 20, 2006, 11:21 PM   #5
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Hey HarjTT,

Have you noticed the model shots with the 35-100 f2 this guy's been posting on myfourthirds.com?

Be patient for the site to come up. These are worth it...

http://myfourthirds.com/document.php?id=30880

http://myfourthirds.com/document.php?id=30741

http://myfourthirds.com/document.php?id=30691

The qualities of that lens are unbelievable. I'll eventually figure out how to afford one.

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Old Dec 21, 2006, 5:28 AM   #6
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Hi Greg

Thanks for the links - I'd come across two of those shots before on another gallery and they are like you say simply stunning but that close portrait of the model is a new one and is superb.

Shots like that have got me interested in the f2 - focal length is pretty close to what I want (14-100 would be nicer) and the images just look spot on but realistically its out of my price range as I think its about £1600=$3200USD. I'd like a @ 2.8 constant 14-100 with similar qualities to the f2 but that would make it lighter, smaller and cheaper and hopefully around the 50-200 price mark of £650. Its also got me thinking about the 14-35 f2 when it arrives esp if its got the same qualities as the 35-100f2 but I'm assuming its also going to be seriously expensive.

if you find any more shots like that I'd really appreciate it !

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