Namibia & 75-300mmII

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Koru, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Game parks with the E-M1 and m43 75-300mm.
    This has to be the best value and easiest to carry travel tele available. Taken by my wife, not an experienced tele shooter.

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  2. moonraker

    moonraker Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 6, 2013
    Wiltshire, UK
    Very nice... it's a decent lens in good(ish) light..
  3. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    Very nice indeed. I've always found mine to be nice too.
  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    I almost got rid of my 75-300 when I only owned the EM5. It would constantly mis-focus or hunt like crazy.
    I then picked up an EM1 with PDAF and the 4.0 firmware upgrade. I got a new lens!! the 75-300 now never focus' on the EM1, never hunts and provides great images.

    It and the Panny 100-300 are unpolished diamonds in the m43 lens lineup.
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  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Great photos......

    It is a great little lens. I kept thinking about selling mine but I never do. My reasoning is if I ever needed to travel really light and wanted 300mm of reach it would be perfect. I have not used it since getting my EM1 (I got the 50-200 SWD at the same time) and now I have the ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 and it's all I use. Just can't part with the 75-300 because it does take great photos and is so small for the reach it provides.
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  6. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I have the same lenses you do, and they certainly are a step up imagewise. But the 75-300 is near enough for travel and 'opportunist' shots you would otherwise miss because you have left the big glass at home.
    Thanks for commenting :)
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  7. Henk

    Henk Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Must have been a great experience to see these animals in their natural habitat Don. No Gannets? ;)
  8. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Fine images. Underrated lens. Thought I'd sell mine when I got the 100-400,but when I travel it and the 9-18 and EP5 are the perfect travel kit me for me.
  9. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi Henk, long time no see! I'm glad to see from your images that you are still the delicate light, flat countryside master :)
    The gannets did not make it this time......but they are starting to come back.
    All the best,
  10. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 27, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Hi Don,
    I've seen Mrs B's work in the past, and she is quite the accomplished photog!
    Kudos to her from me!