Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

mary

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I had the Panosonic 100-300 ii.....which I returned and got the 75-300ii as I prefer the wider focal length. I think image wise they are identical...the olympus is lighter in weight.
 

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Well I have some practicing to do to get anywhere close to your results with my 75-300II. :speechless: Do you use a lens hood with your lens?
@RBA62 Always use lens hoods on all my lenses but never use filters. I can hand hold down to 1/30sec for birds but have to wait for them to be perfectly still. The lock was stationary 😁 You'll get there. I had trouble when I switched to this lighter lens from a Canon 100-400mkll. I seem to hold heavier lenses better.

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RBA62

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@RBA62 Always use lens hoods on all my lenses but never use filters. I can hand hold down to 1/30sec for birds but have to wait for them to be perfectly still. The lock was stationary 😁 You'll get there. I had trouble when I switched to this lighter lens from a Canon 100-400mkll. I seem to hold heavier lenses better.

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Thanks for the info.... I'll keep trying.
 

mary

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great little lens
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jerry_click

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Had to get used to it but getting to love it. Great light telelens.
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Autumn colours.
Went on a stroll with just the 75-300 for a change. It's been lying on the shelf too long.
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Bidkev

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Absolutely great shots with this lens. :bowdown:
How do you manage to get them so sharp?
@Walter Thanks Walter. I shoot RAW and always set sharpening to zero in ACR then import into adobe CS6 and raise smart sharpen to a level where noise/artifacts are minimal. I find the automatic sharpening in ACR adds too much artifacts when exported which then doesn't allow for the use of smart sharpen. Hope that's clear enough?
 

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@RBA62 Always use lens hoods on all my lenses but never use filters. I can hand hold down to 1/30sec for birds but have to wait for them to be perfectly still. The lock was stationary 😁 You'll get there. I had trouble when I switched to this lighter lens from a Canon 100-400mkll. I seem to hold heavier lenses better.
My rifle coach told me "weight is your friend."
And I found it true for both target rifle AND long lens photography.
It is a LOT easier to hold a heavier camera/lens kit steady than a light kit. While my body is not worn out, the heavier kit is easier to shoot. The light kit does not have the weight, to dampen my body motion, and I have to rely more on Image Stabilization technology.

However, shooting fast action is a different story. I cannot use the same stance as long range photography. So, the weight then becomes hard on my muscles, and they tire faster.
 

_Jimmy

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Used my 75-300 to shoot some fall colors today:
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75-300 @ 124mm, F/5.6, 40s, ISO 200, Olympus OMD E-M1 II
Polarizer and 10-stop filter on, no lens hood.
 

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