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Old Mar 5, 2010, 3:58 PM   #41
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Thanks tullio,

almost bought a 45-200mm lens today, but they only had a demo lens as they are all on back order
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Old Mar 5, 2010, 4:03 PM   #42
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I have the 45-200mm and it is a nice lens but I think the Zuiko 70-300mm is much better, it has 200mm more reach and it's not too much more expensive. I had many opportunities to buy one on eBay for about $270. Adorama has the 45-200mm for $288 through Amazon. Since you've already bought the adapter, I'd definitely go for the Zuiko. The 45-200mm is good for the G1, which does not have IBIS.
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Old Mar 5, 2010, 4:14 PM   #43
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It seems like the 70-300mm is slightly slower then the panny m4/3 lens. That was one of the reason I went to check out the lenses today to see the difference. And it was a tad slower.
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Old Mar 5, 2010, 4:31 PM   #44
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It appears that all Zuiko lenses are slower than the Lumix ones. Still, I'd go for the ZD 70-300mm. The extra 200mm is really nice to have.
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That is a big debate for me, I think I would miss the 80-140mm between the 2 lenses. Shorter or big gap. Tough call.
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Yes, there will be a gap but to me, the purpose of buying a zoom lens is to have the long reach and not the middle. It's much easier to crop a 80mm image and turn it into a 120mm or 140mm than it is to crop a 400mm image to obtain a 600mm one. Besides, the 70-300mm optics is better. You can buy the old ZD 40-150mm for less than $100 on eBay (I used to have one and it was one of my best ZD lenses) and that will give you the middle range but you can't get to 600mm unless you buy some sort of 300mm lens or add an adapter (1.4x or 2.0x) to your 45-200mm. But, that will degrade IQ.
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For what it's worth, the ZD 70-300mm lens is quite a large lens. Hardly surprising, as it's actually a Sigma 70-300mm APO in disguise. Had Olympus designed this lens themselves for u4/3, I dare say it would have been a bit smaller.
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Yeah the 70-300mm is about a 1.5 inch longer and .5 in wider. Also when you factor in the adapter, it will make it about 2 inches longer then the panny. It is not the ideal small compact travel kit. That is why the panny is the my first choice currently.
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It seems that the G2 & G10 will AF with all non CD AF 4/3 lenses.
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It seems that the G2 & G10 will AF with all non CD AF 4/3 lenses.
Confirmed today.

I tried an Olympus 18-180mm lens on a G2 with a Panasonic adapter, and the CD AF works.
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