Little and large

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jamespetts, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2011
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    Here is a photograph of the largest lens in the Four Thirds system (the Olympus 300mm f/2.8 that I am hiring for the week-end) taken with the smallest (autofocus) lens in the Micro Four Thirds system, the 14mm f/2.5 pancake, which I was testing in the Strand branch of the London Camera Exchange with my recently acquired E-P5:

    24882170113_98394890c4_b. E-M1 with 300mm f/2.8 by James Petts, on Flickr
     
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  2. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    To nit pick a tad, it is the largest Olympus 4/3rds lens, but only the second largest 4/3rds system lens. That honor belongs to the mammoth Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 (more of a telescope really) which is nearly twice the size and weight of the Oly 300/2.8. :)
     
  3. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Gosh, I didn't even know about that. I don't think that those are available to hire. Were they any good?
     
  4. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    No idea. I have not heard of anyone actually using one. I know the Sigma "Bigma" was a rather popular lens due to its long focal length of 50-500mm, but even those who loved it still acknowledged that its optics were not quite up there when compared to the 50-200mm. I suspect the Sigma 300-800mm is much the same, more of a telescope to give you a ton of reach and being happy with whatever quality you get since there is nothing else like it. The Olympus SHQ lenses like the 300/2.8 you picture above I am sure is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than that Sigma as far as image quality is concerned.
     
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  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I was thinking it was the 90-250, but I guess the 300mm is larger and heavier by a few percent