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Available Lenses to Olympus

I am looking for an ultra telephoto lens for the Olympus E-300 digital camera. Is the Sigma 50-500 F4-603 EX available to Olympus, and what is the other options may I have for this Camera?

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3/27/2006 11:07:29 PM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Per the Sigma website, no. The 50-500 f/4.5-6.3 EX is not (as yet) available in Olympus Four-Thirds mount.

Note that the 4/3 sensor of the E-300 is a much smaller format than 35mm film or the "APS-C" DSLRs of Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Minolta. A 250mm lens on the E-300 gives the same "reach" and angle of view as does a 500mm lens on a 35mm film camera. Olympus's Zuiko 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 ED is equivalent to 100-400 on 35mm. Add Olympus's EC-14 1.4x teleconverter to get 70-280 f/4-5, which is equivalent to 140-560 on film cameras.

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3/28/2006 8:20:42 AM

Richard Leroux
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2008
  Hi, I have an Olympus E-500 with an 45mm and 150mm and looking for other lenses for my olympus but find that they are hard to find and when you do there very expansive. Someone told me to try Ebay.....?

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1/2/2008 9:04:57 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  In January 2007, Sigma announced many of their lenses are available in Four-Thirds mount for Olympus and other DSLRs: LINK.

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1/2/2008 9:49:38 AM

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