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Olympus90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (8)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • Consistent output (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (6)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
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4.0

Great Glass

By Vanguard Audio Visual

from Palmetto, Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

      I used the 90-250 w/ 2x teleconverter (1000mm) to shoot Terry Fator and his puppets from a 150'. It yielded a great, super sharp bust shot for projecting on his show. However, it has communication issues with the Lumix GH4. Iris does not function correctly in manual mode. Needs firmware update on camera and/or lens.

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      5.0

      Best lens that I own

      By val

      from Illinois

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

      Although this len is very heavy, I LOVE IT.I use it every opportunity that I have. You have to use a good tripod, dont waste money on a cheap version, or at least a monopod.

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      5.0

      An amazing lens

      By Gary

      from Greenbelt, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

      This lens is pricey, but less than the comparable Nikon 200-400; the same for its size and weight. But that's to be expected of a lens of this quality. I have only used it once since buying it, shooting egrets, herons, and osprey...I added a 1.4x extender and still shot at f/4. I hooked it up to my new EM-5 via the M4/3 adapter, and used it with a Wimberly sidekick. The sharpness is superb...I look forward to many hours of quality shooting.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressive sharpness and color

      By BigD

      from Southern California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Good range fast sharp
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

        I use this Super Telephoto mostly for sports such as soccer, baseball, football, swimming, and even volleyball. It has the perfect telephoto range for capturing action fairly close and sufficient zoom range to grab shots out on the field and it works great with the EC-14 1.4X Teleconverter. It is razor sharp if you know how to use it in whatever situation you are working but it does require a little getting used to. It focuses very fast even in low light even though it is not an SWD lens. It has the ability to render absolutely beautiful Bokeh and the color saturation is jaw dropping. It is fairly big but nowhere near as large as some of the Canon and Nikon big boys and it is actually light for the class it is in. You will need a Monopod at the very minimum if you plan to shoot for a while. The construction is as good as it gets and the lens handles well once you get accustomed to using it. As a news and sports photographer it is always with me and I would not want to be without it. This is one very good telephoto lens.

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        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nothing else comes close

        By Doc

        from Kelowna, B.C., Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

          I use this for wildlife photos and had a great grizzly bear shoot here in B.C., Canada. Extremely sharp, great color, bokeh, and contrast. I shoot it wide open on my E3 and now my E5.
          I always use a monopod
          It is the lightest pro lens out there.
          I've been a Canon shooter for a few years and it's a great system but I just don't use it anymore. I may sell my 5D system since the results of my Oly system are so good.
          Remember it's always about the glass.

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          3.0

          Not worth it

          By tony

          from PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

          Tried using it in low light for a figure skating competition.
          In terms of speed and sharpness, both the 35-100mm and the 300mm are better. Not even close. Save your money and get the 35-100mm and use the 1.4x converter or save up for the 300mm.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding super long distance zoom

          By Bill

          from Hershey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

          I purchased this lens shortly before a trip to Hawaii. It is very large and requires its own carrying bag. It is heavy so a tripod is almost a must; I have occasionally used it freehand but more often with a tripod or monopod. It provides outstanding sharp photos at long distances; with the f2.8 stopping action (surfers; shore objects from a ship a mile or two off shore). I have used it at sporting events and have even used it for some astronomy work (great for the moon). It was perfect for several graduations. I generally use it with my E3 body, which makes the whole system very weather resistant; I have also used it with my older Evolt 500 body with equally impressive results.

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          5.0

          NOTHING COMPARABLE

          By LIGURT

          from BERGAMO (PADANIA)

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

            I USED IT ON AN OLYMPUS STAGE IN BERGAMO (PADANIA). IT'S UNBELIVABLE. A BIT HEAVY BUT INCREDIBLY SHARP FOR A 180-500MM (135MM). GOOD SATURATION AND BALANCE. FAST FOCUS EVEN IN LOW LIGHT (WITH E3) AND IN VERTICAL POSITION
            I REALLY COULDN'T FIND SOMETHING BAD EXCEPT FOR THE WEIGHT.

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