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Old Saturday 30th April 2011, 17:00   #26
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Hi Bob,

You didn't mentioned what your exposure metering setting were ?

I normally use ESP + Focus point with the 50-200/ec20/E-3/E-30.

And are you using center/normal focusing point ?

IIRC Olympus recommends center point only when using teleconverters.

Are you shooting raw or jpeg ? What are your sharpness settings if jpeg ?

FYI - I had the ec14 and ec20 at the same time. Sold the ec14, not enough reach :)

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Hi Ron (and others)

Thanks so much for your help. I persuaded Argos to exchange the lens -- though it's their policy to send back for repair. It wasn't too difficult to win over the manager of the New Oxford St store in London. The sales assistant in Camera World, who had seen my test shots, thought it was a camera problem, but I'm relieved he was wrong. He thought it was the sensor. If that were so, I couldn't see why the problem would go away at narrower apertures. Anyway, to celebrate getting properly kitted out again, here's a whitethroat I took at Lakenheath with the 50-200 plus 1.4 converter; plus, for good measure, a mandarin on Hampstead Heath (very close, of course), taken with the 70-300.

Thanks to everyone for their interest and support.

Bob
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Old Sunday 1st May 2011, 22:29   #28
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Hello Ron,

For some reason my first reply ended up somewhere else. So here it is again:

Hi Ron (and others)

Thanks so much for your help. I persuaded Argos to exchange the lens -- though it's their policy to send back for repair. It wasn't too difficult to win over the manager of the New Oxford St store in London. The sales assistant in Camera World, who had seen my test shots, thought it was a camera problem, but I'm relieved he was wrong. He thought it was the sensor. If that were so, I couldn't see why the problem would go away at narrower apertures. Anyway, to celebrate getting properly kitted out again, here's a whitethroat I took at Lakenheath with the 50-200 plus 1.4 converter; plus, for good measure, a mandarin on Hampstead Heath (very close, of course), taken with the 70-300.

Thanks to everyone for their interest and support.

Bob
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Old Sunday 1st May 2011, 22:42   #29
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Hi Bob.

I am so glad you managed to get your problem sorted out. Full marks to Argos for exchanging the lens without too much hassle. I hope you get to enjoy your 50-200 as much as I do mine - it's an excellent lens.

I see you have ended up with a double post. You should be able to delete one them yourself by going into 'Edit' but you probably already know that.

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