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Old Jul 12, 2006, 11:09 AM   #21
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But a 300mm ED lens costs something like $6000 and looks heavy.

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Old Jul 12, 2006, 2:11 PM   #22
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Well, I knew someone who had all the big lenses, and he had to have a golf cart to carry them all.

As for losing the ability of auto aperture and auto focus, it's like driving cars...some people would rather stick with a car with an automatic transmission just to get from point A to point B, while others prefer a car with a manual transmission where they have complete control over what the engine/transmission does...for them it's more fun, and that's the whole point of using OM lenses, there's more manual control and more fun.

And finally as I already said I have up to 400mm in a lens that doesn't weigh much more than a 40-150, just slightly longer.
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 2:55 PM   #23
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Manual focus was easier on the focusing screens in the OM cameras than on the e-300. A great shame that it is not possible to exchange the focussing screen like in the E-1.

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But there *IS* a focusing screen available for the E-300, see:

http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/item--K...prod_E300.html

You can get it with grid/crop lines of your choice.
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 12:44 PM   #25
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Buying a "cheap" temporary lens is not going to solve your problem... You need to be able to take in huge amounts of light at these distances to get a focused shot. I don't advertise spending 6g'seither but don't expect to get anything worthwhile from the conversion kits etc.
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 1:49 PM   #26
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Thanks, Mike! I would love that one, but I am not keen onsending my camera abroad. Unless, perhaps, I buy an extra camera? The e-330 looks like fun...


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