Olympus OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5 at 2 miles (3.2 Km)

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Re: Olympus OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5 at 2 miles (3.2 Km)

victorav wrote:

Bassam Guy wrote:

After inspection and some testing, I purchased an ancient OM 300mm to quell my expensive lust for a long lens. After purchasing it, I bicycled to Rosslyn for some more serious test shots. Lacking a tripod, and unable to get focus peaking to work, focusing was rather troublesome.

Obviously, it was rather cloudy & hazy and there wasn't lot of light. Although f4.5 is baked into the EXIF, the lens was probably at f5.6, which I used for most in this set to test my new purchase.

I have no experience with any lens longer than 150mm (300 FF equivalent), and now I have doubled that.

Granted, this is underexposed but should I expect better?

Cool shot, yes it is a bit dark.

How much was the lens may I ask. I'm thinking a vintage telephoto prime might be cost effective way to start trying out telephoto shots.

Didn't expect a "cool shot" comment on a test photo but thanks. $150 - there were lower prices on ebay but not low enough to offset the convenience of in-store purchase sans postage, and inspection from a familiar and reputable dealer (same store used by Rob Trek).

I was rather surprised that, at two miles, the Washington Monument wouldn't fit in landscape orientation.

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