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Old Friday 17th July 2009, 16:44   #1
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olympus fit lenses

Hi guys, a friend of mine has an olypmus dslr, but wants to know If there are lenses out there to fit that are 300mm (minimum) & other. The lens he has his eye on Is the Sigma 70-300mm, can you get this lens to fit the Olympus..

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Your friend should probably look at one of these:

[url=//http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=29686"]

Although badged as Olympus, I believe it's actually made by Sigma. It's a very good lens for the money (just over 300)

The only other options are the 'Bigma' 50-500, The 50-200SWD made by Olympus which is very good and gives almost 300mm with a 1.4 converter (but about four-five times the price), or one of the very expensive Olympus high grade lenses (90-250 or 300mm prime) that cost several thousand pounds.

Another possibility is to use legacy lenses with an adapter. Your friend should already know that due to the Olympus 2X crop factor, a 300mm is actually equivalent to a 600mm lens on a 35mm film camera, and with a 1.4 converter, you get 420 mm which is equivalent to a 840mm lens.

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ps. Sorry, can't get the link to work, but if you copy it into google, you should find it. You can also read about other Olympus fit lenses on that site.

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Old Friday 17th July 2009, 20:09   #3
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Although badged as Olympus, I believe it's actually made by Sigma.
It's made by Olympus but is based on the design for the Sigma 70-300 APO Macro i.e. they took the Sigma design a tweaked a bit more performance out of it.

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It's a very good lens for the money (just over 300)
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