Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

Tilman Paulin

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Stunning work, I'm impressed with the sharpness that you get from the lens.
Thank you :)

The techniques that make the biggest difference for me with the 75-300mm are:

- stabilize it/the camera with some extra support (even just holding it against a walking stick helps)

- focus manually whenever the subject allows

- develop some strategies for noise reduction and sharpening. Previously I denoised with NeatImage and sharpened with Nik Output Sharpener. Currently I'm testing Topaz AI Clear which does both things at the same time and does a surprisingly good job most of the time.
 

Zman

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Headed back to the local pond to chase down some wood ducks I saw a few days earlier. They sure don't want to be photographed. Every time I tried to sneak up on them, they would paddle away. The mallard took off just as I was ready to take the picture, and the snapping turtle is a big one.
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I know the copy I have of this lens is a good one, I'm just not driving it that well. I took this shot with it on my lap and using my thumb to press the shutter, the robin is wild and not a garden regular and it's very jittery around humans, which is unusual. I think manual focus may be the way to go, not sure I hit the spot I was aiming at.

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_Jimmy

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Just got this lens.

My "thing" is landscapes, and not birds and wildlife like many of you, but so far I'm happy with what this lens seems capable of.

This image is from the first landscape outing I did with the 75-300 in my bag, and I quite like it :)

OMD EM1-II, 300mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 200
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this lens certainly can perform, but it has it's moments
juvenile Superb Fairy Wren
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this is the dad of above
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Best of the quite fast action yesterday

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at a recent event here
The snake handler and a Tasmanian Tiger snake - a highly venomous snake (second snake)
and the girl across the way intently watching the proceedings.
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I was torn between the intrigue of her focused attention and the actual star of the show
 

grcolts

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Taken with an Olympus OM-d-e-m10 and the 75-300/4.8 ii
GR

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Rifleair

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I will get the shot.
 

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