What's better than 70-300mm?

sandraqu

New to Mu-43
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
3
Location
01930
Hello :)

I have just taken the 70-300mm Olympus lens out for a spin (w/ EPL-1 via MMF-2 adapter), and well, I need more zoom. What lenses should I consider? FYI, I don't have a tripod, so MF was very difficult at that distance. Picture is cropped.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


--Sandra
--EPL-1, 14-42mm, MMF-2 + 70-300mm
 

digitaldan1

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
78
More reach

I picked up a Nikon adapter off ebay and a 500mm f8 mirror lens. That gives me the equivalent to a 1,000mm lens.

It's MF only, but I've been getting some decent results. A tripod or monopod is a real good idea though.

Dan
 

LisaO

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Mar 18, 2010
Messages
798
Location
New York Metro Area
Real Name
Lisa
It is hard to handhold long lenses. You need to be at a high shutter speed. Using support can help even if you just lean the camera against a tree or a wall. But pretty much if you want to shoot good and long you need a tripod or monopod. Otherwise go wider.
 

sandraqu

New to Mu-43
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
3
Location
01930
Dan, thanks for the reply. Could you specify which adapter? I'm not clear on which lenses are or aren't FourThirds. How do I tell?

What about the Sigma 600mm? --sandra
 

Djarum

Super Moderator
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
3,353
Location
Huntsville, AL, USA
Real Name
Jason
Why exactly do you need more zoom? With 12mp, there's plenty of room to crop. Another suggestion is to get a nice ED spotting scope or even a telescope, especially if manual focus is in order.
 

Brian S

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
714
I've used a 1000mm Meade F11 spotting scope with my Nikon SLR's. You need a big, heavy tripod to steady the 20x magnification. A 500/8 or 600/8 mirror lens will give lots of magnification.

Go for a "T" mount lens, and get a T-Mount adapter for your camera.

They are not the easiest lenses to use.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom