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Old Apr 14, 2012, 3:17 PM   #1
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Default E-PL1 and Zuiko 70-300

I tried the 70-300 on my E-PL1 today
It was cloudy and VERY windy
3 words describe my fist few shots " I am impressed "

AF was well under 1 second
ISO 400 F6.3 Shutter 1000 215mm
I had to keep the shutter up because this is hand held in a windy day ( Very windy )
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 3:34 PM   #2
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You just sold a 4/3 Zuiko 70-300. Very nice detail, especially being hand held. Now I've got to hunt one down on Ebay.
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I went out last evening to see how much faster AF and How much better IQ. About 10 shots with my E-520 and my E-PL1 using the same Zuiko 70-300mm. It was poor lighting where the Zuiko 70-300mm usually Sux.

Well ....... a noticeable AF speed and IQ improvement .

Nice considering " I Think " the same sensor .

I read on another forum the 4/3 Zuiko 70-300 mm is a little faster
than the m 70-300 mm

So now what am I going to do will ALL the money I saved

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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I went out last evening to see how much faster AF and How much better IQ. About 10 shots with my E-520 and my E-PL1 using the same Zuiko 70-300mm. It was poor lighting where the Zuiko 70-300mm usually Sux.

Well ....... a noticeable AF speed and IQ improvement .

Nice considering " I Think " the same sensor .

I read on another forum the 4/3 Zuiko 70-300 mm is a little faster
than the m 70-300 mm

So now what am I going to do will ALL the money I saved

Hum... Get the OM-D ???
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You will need to use at least some of it to buy the adapter, unless you already have it.

The 70-300 four-thirds Zuiko definitely has some advantages over the 75-300 Micro. It focuses closer and it can use the EX25 tube to get even closer. Those are two pretty big advantages if you like shooting closeups. Add the price difference and it is a compelling option. It's one of the reasons why the 70-300 is one of the four-thirds lenses I have never gotten around to selling.

However, it is also significantly heavier and bulkier than the 75-300 Micro model, and however fast you consider the 70-300, AF speed-wise on the Pen or E-M5, the 75-300 Micro model is in another league with the contrast detection internal AF system it has, and Kenko, supposedly sometime this month, is releasing two tubes for the micro system that are fully compatible, both mechanically and electronically just like the EX25 tube, which ends any advantage for me of the bigger 70-300 over the Micro model.
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Hum... Get the OM-D ???
Fred, I love the Mt. Kidd pic in your portfolio, very nice.
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