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Olympus ED 90-250mm f2.8 SHG Image Thread

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by OzRay, May 11, 2014.

  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I was going through some old shots and thought I'd start a thread on this lens, as there didn't appear to be one running. These were taken with the E-3/E-5 (I would have loved to have had the E-M1 ), 90-250mm f2.8 and EC-14, for that extra reach, which was often essential (for those interested, it included VFL, TAC Cup and regional series). For those that don't know about Australian Rules Football, this is a very fast and often unpredictable game, where the action can go any which way in an instant, and being a winter sport, the lighting can be anything throughout the day:

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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
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  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    And the most boring game on the planet:

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  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Also, it can often be pretty woeful, weather wise, when it comes to football season (it may not be that evident, but it was p__ing down this day and dark):

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  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    And some shots of that 'other' football, which somehow always has to be in poorly lit stadiums and starting at dusk:

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  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Those are all great Ozray, but my favourite is Number4 for the timing.
    I also really like the "oops LBW" one, whether it was or wasn't :)
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Thanks. So far, I've only ever used the 90-250mm for sports photography and it has really excelled in this respect, but I also wanted to show that Olympus cameras 'are' capable of producing decent sports (action) photography and that you don't necessarily have to use a Nikon/Canon. To be honest, I didn't have to work any harder getting these, or the other hundreds that have been published, than my counterparts using Nikon/Canon gear. I never chimped, yet was always seeing the Canon/Nikon users chimping after every spray. I never quite understood why they had to do that; you either had a shot or not, and if you couldn't get anything printable in the approx half hour or so that you were usually at a game, then it was time to give up.

    The 'LBW' shot wasn't, he was safe.
     
  8. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2014
    Very nice shots! One heck of a lens though :)
     
  9. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Really great shots Ray. Are these all taken with your E-3/E-5 ? Any taken with your EM1?
    I particularly like the 4th Ozzie Rules football pic (always enjoy the International Rules football when Irish teams take on Ozzie teams) from your first post.
    Love the third cricket shot - really captures the moment and what must be going through the players head.
    I know that you have said from the get-go that you typically use the lens for sport, but I'd love to see more shots from this lens. Do you have any wildlife that you would be comfortable sharing?
     
  10. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Thanks. They were all taken with an E-3/E-5, as I gave up sports photography before the E-M1 came out. The only wildlife shot I've taken with the E-M1 is this one and I hope to do more (taken at 250mm with EC-14):

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