Showcase Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO

rfortson

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I just picked up the MC20. I've had the MC14 for a while. The MC14 is okay (seems to work better on the 300 than the 40-150 for me), but the MC20 seems noticeably better than the MC14 so far. I just got it yesterday so I haven't done much testing, but the quick shots I took yesterday looked really good. I plan to get out this weekend and shoot some comparisons.
Okay, after a "slight" delay, I remembered this thread and have a couple of comparisons to post. Be sure to click through and zoom into the full res photos. I think I cropped them a little differently but honestly can't remember at this point. All taken with the E-M5.2.

300/4
50051656113_0f38d3deb7_k.jpgP6270204 by Russ, on Flickr

300/4 + MC20
50051655598_93ee7d3cbe_k.jpgP6270216 by Russ, on Flickr

300/4
50051656438_0e9a5311ba_k.jpgP6270196 by Russ, on Flickr

300/4 + MC20
50052233821_102475c93a_k.jpgP6270174 by Russ, on Flickr

and just for giggles, here's the 40-150/2.8
50052231341_4e5548b9c2_k.jpgP6270244 by Russ, on Flickr

40-150/2.8 + MC20
50052475707_299f3e5426_k.jpgP6270230 by Russ, on Flickr
 
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A few of my favorites with this lens from the last couple weeks or so...
Bufflehead hen, coming in hot
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This redwing and I are both big fans of weather sealing
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Nutria, aka fun-sized swamp cow
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wonglp

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Shot a moonrise recently, sharing 2 of it here. All shot with E-M1X. Both used with Topaz Denoise to clean up the noise levels, mounted on my Leofoto Tripod and a hybrid geared head. Singapore Flyer in the frame.
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This was with MC-14 as well.
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PeHa

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Visited a Nature Reserve yesterday with heavy streams hoping to image dippers, no such and I was about to give up when two large otters appeared, first time I've seen them here :)
Used the 300mm with the MC-20 attached on these.
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Found this photo op at a local wetland over the weekend...
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...kind of a bummer as a tight crop shows that the pelican is hooked from it's gular pouch to it's foot. It doesn't seem to be any worse for wear at this point so hopefully it pulls through...
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Red from a forest walk a while back

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Photon

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Just an initial test shot of a house finch at the bird feeder (got a used copy of the lens a few days ago). So far it's good fun, though certainly larger than I am used to.
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Lion portrait from a while back

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Gave the lens a bit of a workout today. Certainly a good performer.

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