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    70 - 300 f4 feedback

    Hi, Just wondering if any boby has got this lens, i'm looking to add to my E-330, have got the 40 - 150, also toying with getting the EC-14 Teleconvertor insted of new lens.

    Any feedback would be great, using it to get sporting pictures of my kids,
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    Hi Roosta

    I assume you mean the Zuiko 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 lens?

    I have been using this lens since January, when I bought an Olympus E620 twin lens kit and the above lens. I use this lens for birding and wildlife photograph.. and I love it. The quality is excellent considering the price, second to none.

    You can view samples of images taken with this lens on my new website, piXelatedEmpire Photography. I tag the images with the lens used, so you will be able to see which ones came from the lens. It's a pretty new site, but I'm adding content frequently and I have a back catalogue of 6 months of images taken with that lens to put online!

    Alternatively, you could check out my flickr if you prefer, again my images are tagged with the lens used.

    Also, I very recently (2 weeks ago) picked up the EC-14 teleconverter and a 50-200 SWD lens, and this combo is magnificent! I highly recommend the EC-14, a brilliant teleconverter. Not sure how it will perform with the kit lenses (haven't used it with them yet), but I'm sure there are some reviews out there

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    Thanks very much for the info and the link, useful site www.four-thirds. Will take a look at your pics, after some research on Amazon.com, the SWD 50 - 200 with EC-14, gets a alot of positive feedback, obiviously atleast twice the price, but sounds like twice the lens, I want to get better closer shots of my sons playing rugby union, will probally get the EC-14 first and use it with the 50 -140 kit lens, dropping one f stop and see how that goes, save the pennies and get the 50 - 200 swd....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roosta View Post
    after some research on Amazon.com, the SWD 50 - 200 with EC-14, gets a alot of positive feedback, obiviously atleast twice the price, but sounds like twice the lens
    Indeed it is. I've only had the 50-200 SWD for 2 weeks but it is an amazing piece of glass. Combined with the EC-14, it is superb. I can't see myself using the 70-300mm lens much anymore now I have the above combo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roosta View Post
    I want to get better closer shots of my sons playing rugby union, will probally get the EC-14 first and use it with the 50 -140 kit lens, dropping one f stop and see how that goes, save the pennies and get the 50 - 200 swd....
    Sounds like a decent plan

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    I'd just gotten the 70-300, and they're pretty awesome for such a price!

    Tested out the SWD, but it's well beyond my 'level' anyway;so decided to just bite the bullet and get the 70-300 first. Pretty good prices and shipping times from the online retailer I bought it from; and pretty happy that I've got more reach compared to the kit lens!
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    Hi Guys

    I also have this lens and cannot be happier. There is a hidden treasure with this lens, it also has macro. If you extend the lens all the way out and then switch the AP on the lens off you can then extend the lens out further for macro shots.

    Hope you enjoy.
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    Sorry I mean if you switch the AF off you can then extend it out further with the focus ring.

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