75mm prime or 100-300mm zoom

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Triggertrevor, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Triggertrevor

    Triggertrevor Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 30, 2013
    Morning everybody I'd like people's input into these 2 lenes.

    I recently bought panasonics 35-100 zoom which I like even though it's taking some getting used to, but I sometimes find its not long enough when using the lens at football matches.

    So I was wondering wether the olympus 75mm would be a good lens to give me that extra reach plus I'll have to admit I'm a slight pixel peeper when it comes to images and I'm a little worried that the 100-300 lens might not give me the image quality I want.

    Thanks all

    Kev
     
  2. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    If the 35-100 is not long enough why do you want to consider a shorter lens.
    The 100-300 is sharp and has a very long reach plus go IS.
    In the picture below I have shot from a tripod and turned off the OIS you can examine the full frame sharpness in flicker.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8637286883/" title="From my house by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8637286883_b5aaacb3c1_b. "1024" height="768" alt="From my house"></a>
     

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  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    The 100-300 is not in the same league as the 75/1.8 for sharpness. That's not surprising through - the 100-300 is a slow consumer zoom; the 75 is a pro quality fast prime and aimed at a largely different set of uses. The 75's a medium telephoto; great for portraits, indoor sports and such like, but it ain't got 'reach'. I've read that the 35-100 is not far behind it in sharpness though, so in your situation, unless the extra stop and a half matters, then it makes no sense to buy the 75.

    If you want reach for outdoor sports, then the 100-300 is probably fine, but TBH, non of the u43 long telephotos are particularly special. If you're a pixel peeper doing sports, then you'll need a high-end Canon FF body with a big L lens. Good luck with the impact on the bank account and your aching limbs though! Maybe the new E-M1 with the Oly 300/2.8 or 90-250/2.8 would fit the bill too :wink:
     
  4. Triggertrevor

    Triggertrevor Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Jun 30, 2013
    Sorry got mixed up with crop factors regarding the olympus 75.

    That picture look loverly and sharp.

    cheers for the info.

    Kev
     

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  5. Triggertrevor

    Triggertrevor Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Jun 30, 2013
    I didn't know olympus did a 300 2.8 or a 90-250 2.8 in m43 or do you me the 4/3 lenses seen as the m1 can take those lenses too.

    cheers
     
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yes, I mean the 4/3 lenses. With the adapter, the E-M1 apparently works very well with them. Those two lenses I mentioned though are $$$$.