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walimex 500 mm f/8.0 Tele Lens for Olympus Micro Four Thirds


Price: £110.08 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • suitable for the following cameras: Olympus: PEN E-P1, PEN E-P2, E-P3, PEN E-PL1, PEN E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, OM-D E-M5 Panasonic: G1, G2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GH1, GH2, G3, G10, GX1
  • high-quality, coated glass lenses assure good image quality
  • manual focusing, can be used with aperture priority and manual exposure setting
  • with the help of the stable tripod mounting bracket the lens can be fastened to a tripod at an ideal balance point
  • tip: doubling of the focal distance with optional 2x Converter T2 (1000mm)!


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 16428
  • ASIN: B002WJKTNA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Dabbs on 20 May 2013
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I bought this on spec after finding my 450mm spotting scope gave less than satisfactory results when digiscoping.

I was fully prepared to try the lens and return it if the results were less than satisfactory, so tried it on the same mFt Olympus EPL5 as I used last time out with the spotting scope. The scope has a zoom capability which gives rather more image size at a given distance than the 500mm lens, but at the cost of poor image quality.

So to the Walimex lens. This is after a short test on a dull day totalling some 40 or so images.

1. It is a manual lens with a rather slow f8.0 maximum aperture, and will stop down to f32. Frankly with a lens this size you are not going to be snapping moving subjects hand held, but mounted on a tripod via the lens mount, and using a remote shutter release, as I also do with my somewhat more expensive 300mm lens, the results are surprisingly good! Remember with the crop factor of the mFT sensor this gives the equivalent image size of a full size 1000mm lens.

2. I used a slowish shutter speed and got satisfactory photos. I wouldn't don't expect to capture wildlife that doesn't sit still long enough for you to set up the shot. I love photos of waterfowl and with patience I'm sure I'll get some great shots of birds on the water with this lens.

3. The f8.0 maximum is a setting I doubt I'll often use as stopping down the lens increases the depth of field so making focussing less critical. However focussing is easy and the lens has a ring to open the iris to f8 while you focus and then return it to the chosen value for taking the shot. Even at f8 I found the depth of field acceptable for such a long lens.

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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 9 Jan 2013
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Clumsy bit of applicant,,between the focal glass seems to have specks of dirt unable to clean needs to be parted.
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