[OM] Re: WTB: 300mm f4.5

Subject: [OM] Re: WTB: 300mm f4.5
From: "Walt Wayman" <hiwayman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:15:29 -0500
The 300/2.8 Tamron is a really very fine lens.  I'm more than 
happy with mine and encourage everyone who reads this to 
immediately run out and get one.  But despite having one, I have 
also kept my 300/4.5 Zuiko, which ain't no slouch of a lens 
itself.  What it lacks compared to the Tamron, like being over a 
stop slower and maybe a teensy bit less sharp and contrasty, it 
more than makes up for by being less than half as big and weighing 
about a third as much.

These things, to me, are relevant, and the further I have to tote 
the gear, the more relevant they become.  As GIs used to say about 
the old M-1, it weighs 8.6 pounds, and after you carry it ten 
miles, the decimal point drops out.


"A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing 
than he needs." -- Mark Twain (defining the cause of Zuikoholism a 
century ago)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Tom Scales" <tscales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Date:  Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:03:23 -0500

>Why would you relegate it to be a paperweight? Silvernose or not, 
>early or not, it is still an outstanding lens!  Shoot with it!


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