keep the aperture closed down a stop for best sharpness and take some time to get in the mood of its focusing habits - it may take a bit more time to get best sharpness out of this nice lens vs its double price++ competitionI just picked up this lens from B&H for a good price. Can’t wait to see how it goes. I shoot wildlife and my current range is 150mm. Time to double my fun!
this is the quirky point of this lens - you must nail focus to have proper results - the slightest deviation is just too much off given its focus mechanism coarseness and you wonder why results came out so soft - I guess many used copies were sold by the original owners because they expected sharp results on the long end right out of the boxFirst real lash at it since it arrived. Seems like sharpness is pretty good, as these are shot through a double pane window.
That's true - my E-M1 mk2 does a noticeably better job at autofocussing the 75-300mm than the E-M1 mk1 did.it also seems newer & better bodies focus this lens much more effectively than older ones
I would try cropping it so that the bird lies at intersection of thirds.far from technically perfect, little cropped and then auto touched by the ipad photos app, then added some luminesce, calls for proper editing maybe one day...