Canon 70-300 IS

coreyb

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hey there folks... recent dslr convert and i'm definitely selling all my ef lenses but am thinking about keeping the 70-300 IS around for telephoto and getting an adapter. i know i'll lose aperture control and autofocus but thinking it might be worth it? or should i sell it and my kit lens and pickup the new 14-150? i'm thinking the lumix 20mm will be on my e-pl1 90% of the time and 300mm should be plenty of reach for my taste... thoughts?
 

grum

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There is a 4/3 Zuiko 70-300 I think - with the adapter it will still allow autofocus etc
 

coreyb

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interesting... i'm really thinking that i'll either keep the canon 70-300 or sell it and the kit lens and pickup the oly 14-150 (if it gets stellar reviews) though...
 

adam

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You will lose not only AF and aperture control, but also the image stabilizer, which is the biggest advantage of the 70-300 IS (possibly second to the image quality).

You'd probably do better to sell the 70-300 IS and get the Olympus 70-300 and the mFT-FT adapter. It won't autofocus quickly, but it should get there eventually. And the image quality isn't quite as good, but it's close, and unlike the 70-300 IS you'd be able to stop down for additional sharpness if the light is good.
 

WT21

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I had that lens (just sold my 5D and gear). Personally, I think the lens is too big for m43. I've got the Panny 45-200, and at 200mm, it's a pain to frame. 300 will be killer without a tripod I would think, and the body might have a hard time holding that lens, so you'd need a lens tripod mount, and do they make one for 70-300?, etc.

On a related note, I've had the 55-250 (on an XSi) and 70-300 (on a 5D). The 45-200 is as good as the 55-250 on the XSi was. The 70-300 was better than both, but that was on a 5D, which might have had something to do with it.

Any rate, you might consider trying it for yourself, but I have my doubts. Good luck!
 
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