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O75-300 vs P100-300

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Chrisnmn, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    like the title says guys, im looking to buy any of those and i would like to know all the pros and cons of both lenses?.

    right now im about to jump onto the O75-300 for IQ. even-though i know its expensive.

    all suggestions comments, images are moooore than welcome guys!.

    thanks. :biggrin:
  2. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    I'm also interested. If you jump in Chrisnmn, let us know how that 75-300 works out. I have to save my pennies in the meantime. :smile:
  3. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012
    Panasonic 100-300mm
    -cheaper than Oly
    -faster than Oly

    -focus can be finicky at times

    Olympus 70-300mm
    -some say it has better IQ
    -smaller size
    -longer range

    -more expensive

    coming from a Panasonic 100-300mm owner
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  4. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  5. brissytim

    brissytim Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 16, 2012
    Good idea starting a new thread and not hijacking the other one. I have been looking to purchase a 100-300 for a little while now but my biggest problem is finding a reputable store with it instock at a good price.

    I only just recently heard about the AF issue and it is making me reconsider the 75-300. To those with 100-300's how bad is it, have you ever missed any shots because of it? I would primarily be using it for fast paced stuff like snowboarding ect. and would hate to be sitting in a pile of snow trying to take photos with an AF that is playing up.
  6. labcoatguy

    labcoatguy Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Cambridge, MA, US
    I used a rented 100-300 at an airshow last month and it had occasional trouble focusing on moving airplanes, which was a problem when certain planes only had a few flybys at the best angles of attack.. My other telephoto at the time was the kit 40-150, and it was much more dependable in nailing focus. I'm renting a 75-300 for the US Open next week and will test it out there to see if it's much better. For reference, I used it on an OM-D body with the latest firmware.
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  7. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    Oh man.

    The 100-300 is in stock @ amazon.

    So tempted.
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