Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm f4.0-5.6
 
Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm f4.0-5.6

This extraordinary lens brings handheld shooting to the world of super telephoto with zoom capability of 600mm on a 35mm camera and a lightweight (22oz), portable design that ensures clear, blur-free super-telephoto pictures without a tripod. An impressive 37.4 inch closest focusing distance throughout the zoom range enables near-life-sized tele-macro shooting. Features including its outstanding close focusing capability, long zoom reach, stunning image quality and unprecedented mobility make this remarkable lens the perfect choice for supporting a wide range of photo applications.

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Shooting Guide: Telephoto Macro Tip 1
Telephoto Macro Sample Photo
Shooting Conditions

E-420, Aperture Priority Mode, 1/640 sec., F5.6, +0.3EV, ISO 200, focal length 300mm Macro (Equivalent to 600mm on a 35mm camera.)

Why this Lens?

This lens’ zoom equivalent of 600mm on a 35mm camera allows the user to maximize the frame of their subjects while being able to maintain their distance. The maximum zoom range allows the lens to focus as close as 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) which allows for shots of certain objects that are not easily approachable.

Tips
  • Open the aperture to its maximum (f5.6) in order to increase the defocus (soft blurred) background. In the picture above, the aperture was set to f5.6 making the background out of focus allowing the butterfly and flower to stand out.
  • Increase the shutter speed to freeze movement. In the picture above, the shutter speed was increased which allowed the swift movement of the butterfly’s wing to appear still. This made it possible to show the detailed image of the wing that is rarely seen with the human eye.
  • Turn on IS (Image Stabilization) in order to avoid any blurring often associated with shaking hands holding a heavy zoom.

Shooting Guide: Telephoto Macro Tip 2
Telephoto Macro Sample Photo
Shooting Conditions

E-620, Aperture Priority Mode, 1/600sec., f5.6, +0.3EV, ISO 200, focal length 300mm (Equivalent to 600mm on a 35mm camera.)

Why this Lens?

This lens allows the photographer get as close as 96 centimeters (3.14 feet) to the subject which minimizes the working distance when shooting macro photography.

Tips
  • Using the MF Assist function to create a sharper image, place the focus of the lens on another part of a subject with the aperture fully opened. Then put the focus back on the main subject and the defocus effect will take place but the main subject will be crisp and clear.
  • Use Image Stabilization (IS) especially during macro photography to eliminate any blurring that may occur.
  • When shooting a sunset or bright background subjects use the +/- control to underexpose to enhance the colors while creating a silhouette. In the above photo, -1.0 EV was used.

Shooting Guide: Super Telephoto
Super Telephoto Sample Photo
Shooting Conditions

E-620, Aperture Priority Mode, 1/80 sec., f11, -1.0 EV, ISO 100, focal length 425mm, EC 1.4; 1.4x teleconverter, (Equivalent to 850mm on a 35mm camera.), tripod used to stabilize camera.

Why this Lens?

This affordable, interchangeable zoom lens enables you to shoot at a 600mm equivalent—or longer with accessories.

Tips
  • Adding a distant subject to a composition will help draw attention to the focal point of a photograph. In the picture above, the photographer waited until the ship entered the field of view to make the sun appear larger.
  • For precise focusing in dimly lit environments, try magnifying the image on the LCD display while using the MF Assist function.
  • In a dimly lit environment use a tripod so that there is no blurring in the photographs. Using the Image Stabilization (IS) will also make this more effective.
  • When shooting a sunset or bright background subjects use the +/- control to underexpose to enhance the colors while creating a silhouette. In the above photo, -1.0 EV was used.
 
 
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