jekostas $80 that's a real bargain I'm not suprised you went for it.
I wasn't aware of the iso50-3200 on the E510. As I've never upgraded the firmware on my camera or any of my lenses do I still have that test feature? if so how do you get to it?
kgosden yes I like the longer close focussing distance of the 70-300 it allows you to be more stealthy for insects, just wish it had a wider aperture though. Mind you it's a great lens for the money.