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Old May 3, 2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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This lens is going to take quite some getting used to. It's lighter than the 50-200mm & EC-20 combination while being the same length. While being manual focus only, it does focus pretty quickly. The MF part is what is going to take some practice with. The lens has a strange "anomaly" in that the images seem to come out slightly hazy. This is supposedly quite common with it and is easily overcome in PP. Anyways, it's well-worth the $165 I paid for it. Here are some test shots.









I discovered that the EC-20 converter works just fine with this lens. Here is the same subject at 800mm... uncropped.

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Congratulation with your new lens (toy) Gary

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Looks good, Gary. As you use it I'll be interested in knowing how you like it compared to the 50-200 + EC-20. I've played around with a few Oly legacy lenses and always go back to the ZDs.
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Looks good, Gary. As you use it I'll be interested in knowing how you like it compared to the 50-200 + EC-20. I've played around with a few Oly legacy lenses and always go back to the ZDs.
I can tell you right now, Ted. I prefer the ZD. I'm not real good at manual focus. But, having said that, I can see a purpose for this lens as I can have 1.5 stops more at 400mm. The best I can do at 400mm with the 50-200 & EC-20 combination is f7. There are some things I have in mind for the Sigma and that's why I bought it. But, like my Fuji 300EXR, it's more or less a good thing to have handy.
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You can't go wrong with such a good price, even if you use it occasionally. And it will certainly give you a big reach.
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Do they make an OM to 4/3 adapter that has a AF confirm chip? I have had ones for my old Adaptall lenses and it makes a huge difference.

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Do they make an OM to 4/3 adapter that has a AF confirm chip? I have had ones for my old Adaptall lenses and it makes a huge difference.

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They sure do!
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