What's better than 70-300mm?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by sandraqu, May 21, 2010.

  1. sandraqu

    sandraqu New to Mu-43

    May 13, 2010
    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.


    --EPL-1, 14-42mm, MMF-2 + 70-300mm
  2. digitaldan1

    digitaldan1 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    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.

  3. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
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    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.
  4. sandraqu

    sandraqu New to Mu-43

    May 13, 2010
    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
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    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.
  6. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    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.