OldMacJoe's reviews

  • Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Incredibly sharp, good bokeh, quite fast
    slightly expensive

    How about to shoot some portraits in available light? Well, here's the right tool to do the job! Great sharpness, impeccable color rendition, good bokeh - what else could you expect?

    reviewed April 3rd, 2008 (purchased for $930)
  • Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Astonishingly good image quality for the price
    The manual AF/MF switch, probably of Sigma origin

    Well, Olympus did it again - here we have a great lens at an affordable price. Due to the nature of this lens it is necessary to support the lens properly before making an exposure - never leave your tripod home!
    But if you have supported the camera-lens combination as it always should be, you wil get truly great image quality. I photographed a boat plunging into the waves in a distance of around five hundred meters, and by golly, I can even count the water droplets spraying all around the boat!

    A great lens.

    reviewed August 31st, 2008