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Old Apr 22, 2010, 9:49 AM   #1
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Default Best action lens for E-500

I'm new to this and will be using the E-500 to shoot high school football games. I've investigated and the 70-300mm lens is in my price range and would like tips on how to make this lens work for the task at hand.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 11:31 AM   #2
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By HS football - are you talking day games only or night games under lights?
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 5:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to Steve's.

John's question is key, under the lights you are going to struggle without flash (external/off camera) and very likely a different lens. John is the king at this so will surly point you in the right direction.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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Logically, the Olympus 50-200mm F 2.8 is the best you can use. The E-500 does not have sufficient high ISO capability enough to use the Oly 70-300mm F 4.0 lens.

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Probably this thread should be moved to the Oly DSLR forum. The group there has a lot of experience with the different lens options for the Oly DSLR cameras including the E-500.
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