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Review M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro - My impressions

Discussion in 'Reviews, Tests, & Shootouts' started by Mat - MirrorLessons, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Tony Rex

    Tony Rex Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2015
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Tony Rex
    We were talking about methods of acquisition of this lens:

    Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 PRO Lens

    Does that qualify to be in this thread?
  2. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Is surely does. But not every post that was originally made in this thread or other threads in this forum have been about the 300 Pro or P/L 100-400 have been about M43 lens.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I deleted a bunch of posts that were taking this thread into politics, my nation vs yours, and other discussion that doesn't belong here.

    As far as whether this lens is overpriced and/or has good alternatives, that is fair game and relevant to this discussion. The thing is, both sides of the discussion have to keep it courteous. We got off to a bad start with these two posts, both of which were made by excellent and longstanding members who could have made their valid points without the insulting tone (we're all susceptible to this from time to time):

    Now we've gotten to the point where this thread has run its course, so I am going to close it.

    EDIT: I am re-opening the thread so the discussion can continue. Everyone, please make your points politely.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
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  4. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    For those interested, I added many full res shots taken with the lens and the MC-14 Teleconverter on my latest post on MirrorLessons:

    Olympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro + MC-14 teleconverter – Sample image gallery

    The performance with the teleconverter are still very good in terms of sharpness but the AF struggles more, especially in continuous mode. It is also better to choose either the shortest distance range (1.4-4m) or the longest (4-infinity) but not the full one.
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  5. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Hi Mat,

    I liked your "Grey Seals at Angel Bay" video. That sure demonstrated how IS is becoming a game changer.

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  6. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Thanks, Mat. Love that kite shot over the water.
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  7. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    Thanks. The Sync IS is really excellent.
  8. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    Thanks. Yes that shot came out well. Then a few minutes after it started to rain.
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