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Canon 70-300 IS

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by coreyb, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. coreyb

    coreyb Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2010
    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?
  2. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    There is a 4/3 Zuiko 70-300 I think - with the adapter it will still allow autofocus etc
  3. coreyb

    coreyb Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2010
    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...
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    remember at the 300 end it will look like a 600mm lens - not easy to handhold that on an ep-1 - image stabilisation is good...but not that good!!!

  5. adam

    adam Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    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.
  6. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    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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