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I've changed my mind on selling the Oly 75-300mm II

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by D7k1, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    After pre-ordering the PL 100-400mm, I thought "I'll never use the 75-300 once I get the new lens". But after using it the past few days getting ready for a 7 day shoot in the American Southwest on an EP5, I decided to keep it. When used properly i is really very, very sharp. Yes, it is really not a BIF lens, but for what it is, it is small and very sharp (Mine is sharp wide open and even at 300mm - done quite a few tests on the kind of shots I will be doing, and the biggest variation is me -@ f8 at any focal length is it is very, very sharp. I was thinking about getting a 35-100 f2.8 but after looking in Light Room my 80-200 in DSLR days really got little use compared to a less expensive 70-300. I have not used the 75-300 II much since I got it as until 2 weeks ago I still had my Nikon gear. I can see a real use for this lens in my walk-a-around shooting style on one Gx8 and either the Pany 12-35 or 14+GWC1 on the other. And for flying trips, it and the Pany 14/GWC1 I think are gonna be a great light kit ranging from 11mm to 300mm with the EP5.
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Sometimes you get lucky and get a good copy. Enjoy! Make sure to post some pictures please.
  3. Johnny The Greek

    Johnny The Greek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My 75-300mm just came in today! When the weather gets a little warmer, I'll be eager to give it a test run.
  4. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    I think from what I have seen most copies are good just takes good technique as it is a very long lens @ 300mms.
  5. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    I think you will love it.
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