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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:06 am 
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Although I have an interest in the Canon EOS 40D, I figured the cost for that camera plus a good tele lens (see my name and you'll understand) would totally drain my expenses. However I was pleasantly suprised to find this lens! The price tag on this 100-400 equiv lens is a lot better than the Canon L line teles (I still think theyre cool though) and the E-510 looks like a solid camera. Does anyone have any feedback on this combo?

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here is a review and above this link there are reviews of comparable lenses from the name brands as well as 3rd party lenses.

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses ... /index.htm

One great point about Olympus is that they seem committed to producing very good optics for the smaller format 4:3. Canon and Nikon (to a lesser extent) seem to extol an attitude of producing only the minimum to sell APSC bodies... We are not all proud owners of full frame bodies! come on Canon show us some love!

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Many thanks for the link Japhy. The 4:3 format is the very reason I am interested in Olympus.


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Still at around 1000EUR :shock: it's not a cheapo.
A Nikon VR 70-300mm is certainly bigger but only half as expensive and certainly no slouch either. And it's full-frame (or FX, as Nikon likes us to call it) so you could upgrade to all the FX-bodies from Nikon in the future.

If you buy Olympus really, really have a good look at their lens-prices :idea:

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Thanks for the info tombomba. That was an option I once considered coupling with a D80 but my Grandpa (a Nikonian eagerly saving up for a D3) told me it felt too plastic for him. Yes the lens is pricey but I would like to have a wider aperture.

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Just my two cents on "D80=plastic".
Should I ever upgrade from my trusty old D80, it certainly is not because of plasticy feeling or doubts about the robustness.

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Oh I didnt mean to say the D80 was bad because it is made of plastic, I meant the construction of the lens; he told me it made this weird crunchy sound when he zoomed in and that it was there some stiction on it. In a perfect world where I dont need to worry about a budget, trust me Nikon would be on my shortlist.

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