A very pleasant surprise

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Miss tilly
Miss tilly Senior Member • Posts: 1,426
A very pleasant surprise
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I know this is an old lens but I picked one up recently for an unbelievable price. I was not expecting anything exceptional and did not really need the lens, however, experimenting with it during lockdown I have been blown away by the superb results from this lens. Being ancient, I still have the mindset that a tripod is essential for long zoom shots, not so with this lens, hand held in every experiment I tried the results were excellent. Well worth buying, I know there is a newer version of this lens but don’t write off this old guy.

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Regards,
Gary

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Fujifilm X10 Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon 1 V1
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
Telephoto zoom lens • Micro Four Thirds
Announced: Aug 31, 2010
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OLY23 Regular Member • Posts: 222
Re: A very pleasant surprise

Welcome to the fan club!

grsnovi
grsnovi Contributing Member • Posts: 941
Re: A very pleasant surprise

Miss tilly wrote:

I still have the mindset that a tripod is essential for long zoom shots,

The combination of IBIS and OIS makes hand holding long zooms these days quite possible.

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Terrible Photographer
Terrible Photographer Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Re: A very pleasant surprise
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For under $100, it really can't be beat, it's a tremendous value. 150mm on my copy was best at f/8.

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