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Olympus Zuiko Digital 90-250 mm f/2.8 ED

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Manufacturer Olympus
Model Zuiko Digital 90-250 mm f/2.8 ED
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 90 - 250 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 14 - 5 o
Closest focusing distance 2.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 105 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Four Thirds
Dimensions 124 x 276 mm
Weight 3270 g
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. n.nescio
    n.nescio 5 September 2010, 20:04
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    IP 84.112.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 4890
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: being into shooting butterflies, the zuiko 70-300 with EX-25 is still necessary for macros. also the close focus distance of 2.5 m could better be 1m only. said this, it is to mention that similar lesnes of the competistion do have even longer cloes focus distances.

    Pros: perfect colour rendition, good contrast and works very well with EC-14 and EC-20. with ec-14 also fully open the images are very sharp. on ec-20 normally i use it stopped down by half stop. so, it gives with ec-14 a 4/705mm and with ec-20 a 5.6(6.3)/1000mm equivalent with less than 4 kg. i use it free hand without tripod the whole day. autofocus works well with ec-14 and ec-20. but autofocus seems to be a bit nervous - on e-3 i switched af-sensor to "small", so it is easy without tripod to trail off the target and the autofocus immediately reacts.

    Summary: for me the perfect ultra tele lens for wildlife. i do NOT regret a bit having paid so much money for this sharp beast.

  2. Jon S.
    Jon S. 6 June 2009, 09:14
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    IP 68.149.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $4500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Cost! Size and weight. If you have the 50-200 and think it is a big lens to carry don't get this one.

    Pros: 180mm-500mm equivalent with very good image quality

    Summary: not sure if I would get this again. The 50-200mm is smaller lighter focuses faster - with the SWD version. This lens is not much longer and only half a stop faster. The IQ is better with the 90-250mm but you have to really want it to pay for the lens and then carry it.

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