What inexpensive telephoto lens?

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Henry Falkner
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Re: What inexpensive telephoto lens?

In November 2018 I got the E-M10 II with the kit lenses 14-42 and 40-150. Changing lenses at the Muriwai Beach Gannet Colony was a pain, but doable -


33x23 inch prints from these are on my wall now -

These samples are at camera magnification, but highly compressed for DPReview.

Having to change lenses for a wide shot can expose the camera innards to salt spray. This I had to do to get some wide shots to show the setting -

Since then I got the sealed 14-150 lens. The sealing prevents sudden temperature changes from throwing the focus completely.

If I get the promised tax refund I will get the 75-300 (which will need lens-changing again at Muriwai).

Both 14-150 and 75-300 have good reviews here at DPReview, and they retail in New Zealand below NZ$ 750.- (about US US$ 500.-).

From where I am sitting, primes are fine for the dedicated pixel peeper, but my zooms just do me for Sandra's rush jobs-

The order came through at 4:30 in the afternoon. I took 24 shots, and they all had to be emailed to her mum that same evening.


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