Oly 90-250, least expensive I've ever seen on eBay

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  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    500mm equiv f2.8 for $2000? - for the birders that's got to be a great deal (assuming the E-M1's AF is able to focus the beast on anything other than stone statues). Not for me though - I have neither the interest nor the strength to drag such a monstrous carbuncle around with me! This lens must represent the height of absurdity in the 4/3 era.
     
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Pretty competitive with the only other lens that's really in its class, the Sigma 120-300/2.8. And in terms of size, not an insane comparison when put up against the Nikon 200-500/f5.6, either, or the Canon 200-400/f4 with its built-in 1.4x TC...

    As you say though, I'm not sure the E-M1 AF could keep up enough to make it worth it. That lens would definitely be a tripod-queen.
     
  4. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    That's a pretty damn good deal on that lens. I don't get what this EM1 AF not able to keep up? It should have no problem with focusing this or the 300/2.8, other then the typical issues with the 4/3 lenses like only able to do 6.5fps in C-AF and a slightly slower focusing speed then the say the 40-150 Pro. Other then that the EM1 has no problem with the 4/3 lenses, have seen plenty of sports shot taken with both the 90-250 and 300/2.8 to know there is no issue.

    If and when I get the 300Pro, this lens is probably going to be on my list........feel it will be a bit more useful then the 300/2.8 and will probably then sell off my 50-200 SWD.
     
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  5. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Oh no! That would be like selling a child. You can't do it, the Earth will spin off axis.
     
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