Oly 75-300 II

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Ig7, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    For those who used the lens on OMD, how many keepers you have without using tripod while the lens completely zoomed out?
  2. TimLawson

    TimLawson New to Mu-43

    Jul 19, 2013
    A surprising number. I'm really impressed by the image stabilization. I probably shoot two to the times a week at full zoom and reckon that I keep most of them.

  3. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Good to know, thank you. I rarely have a tripod when I need to use it.
  4. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    I only had a very limited time when I used that lens but from what I can see in good light its pretty good. In bad light or even difficult light it's pretty difficult to use or you usually end up with very high ISO at the long end since you need to crank up shutter, and it's f/6.7 too.

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  5. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    I put the lens away when the light starts to dip. To me, it's a broad daylight lens.
  6. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I didn't realize that there was a "II"
  7. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Yes agreed!!

    Yes there is and it is cheaper:biggrin:
  8. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Thank you. I was planning to use it in the rain forest.
  9. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    hmmm I don't think that lens is weather sealed. Also I think the rainforest is fairly dark for that lens.
  10. Blotzphoto

    Blotzphoto Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    Lou Doench
    I'm looking at this lens as well, the speed doesn't bother me too much considering how spoiled I feel by the OMD's ISO 3200+ performance ;)
  11. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters
    In average daylight with my OM-D set to P and Ibis on; as many keepers as with most other lenses.
    In general most misses are my own fault: not focused properly, waited until something moved out of focus etc. As to that last problem: Dof, even at F8, is not much...
    Once I switch off ibis and grab my tripod, things turn south a bit. I need to set a long anti shock time and use the self timer to avoid vibration, despite the serious tripod that used to work well with 4x5 view camera's (probably due to the lack of a tripod collar).
  12. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Will not be getting it for the trip but still on the fence between that one and 100-300 for those times when I need the extra reach
  13. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    My problem as well...can't decide which one to buy.

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  14. billybob

    billybob Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    Very beautiful lens. Colors are nice better than any kit lens. Its sharp even at 300mm.
    Handheld on OMD is out of this world, one photo is a keeper out of 2-3 shots at 300mm. I dont know about other cameras, but this 75-300mm ii - is amazing on OMD.

    I would still use a tripod and turn off IBIS on OMD for photography aesthetics.
  15. cueball

    cueball Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    I used version II for the first time on my wife's new OMD Saturday. We spent a few hours at the Zoo and honestly... I'm really impressed with the results. It was very bright out so that definitely helped. I agree with others about swapping out if lighting gets low.

    I set the aperture to f6.7 throughout the range and snapped away at ISO 800-1600. Color, contrast, and sharpness were all good throughout the range.
  16. I have the II version of this lens, I get a very high number of keepers from this lens as long as the light is good and it's surprisingly sharp at 300mm however I really notice that it's a slow lens when the light level drops, much more so than with my Nikon 70-300VR (that lens isn't as sharp at 300 as the Oly though).

    Personally I'm very glad it's in my kit and I can live with the slow f number because it's so light and sharp and pleasant to use.
  17. billybob

    billybob Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 23, 2013

    Heres a test shot at 300mm wifh OMD - Handheld.
  18. skywarka

    skywarka New to Mu-43

    Aug 16, 2013
    Perth West Oz
    Hand held Moon

    This was hand held tonight - clear night here in Perth. no IS, as taken with desaturation, 10 sharpening in iphoto and then crop.

    All too easy.....

    Attached Files:

  19. billybob

    billybob Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 23, 2013

    One more handheld..
  20. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Skywarka's shots look sharper to me than billybob's. Not sure why this is, unless it's shutter speed used. Any ideas, you two?
    I have seen moon shots with various teles that are nasty-sharp. Thinking of getting one of these myself.
    Thanks for posting.