Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

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In my continued testing (learning) of the 75-300 and E-M5 III for use as a light weight closeup for flowers and bugs, etc., I offer these two versions of the same image.... cropped and uncropped.

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Excellent.
This shows just how well the 75-300mm can perform.
Looks like you'll have fun with that combo.
Thanks, the images that are possible with even the smaller, lower priced lenses from both Olympus and Panasonic continue to impress me. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to coax the best from these lenses.... but it's in there.
 

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Third time seems to be the charm with this lens for me. Definitely think using e-shutter/silent mode makes a difference on sharpness.
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I'm finding some new appreciation for this lens. With the right focus technique on the EM5.3, I think I'm getting some pretty decent results.
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I can't tell which to credit, the lens or the EM5iii, for keeping track of this raptor (eagle?) as it flew behind a tree.
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I am loving this new (to me) lens so far. Lots to learn in terms of technique.
Also, first go with DXO PL4 Deep PRIME NR.
Approx 66% crop:
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A little NZ owl pic...
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This is at full extension and the in camera 2X conversion thing...ie 1200mm equivalent!
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And this is the owls roost.
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Although I posted these a while ago in landscape and show birds, thought I'd re-post them here as an example of the 75-300 II doing landscape and wildlife work - IBIS, fast shutter speed, and good technique are your friends with this lens. I kept it when I got the 100-400 because mine is a keeper
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Not as exciting as the post above!
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Thanks. They are pretty common critters in my backyard. It's fun to throw out random food scraps, like old bread, tomatoes, etc. Sometimes they are literally afraid of the stuff. Other times they fight over it. :)

I did like the sharpness on that shot--I did crop, but that was more to show the detail the lens picked up for the benefit of the showcase forum.
 

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Shot on a grey day in August. Uncropped, adjusted WB and saturation in Workspace.

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Taken on my em1iii and using the hi-res (tripod) mode. While I’m sure plenty of credit needs to be given to the hi-res feature, I was still impressed how clear it was at 300mm and low light!

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To help put the distance into perspective, here is a shot in the same direction taken with my 12-45/4 set to 12mm. I used the "measure distance" feature of Google Maps and it says it is a straight distance of 2.61 miles away.

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Here is another comparison. Zoomed out to 14mm with the 12-45, zoomed in to only 221mm with the 75-300, and a shot of the map for a distance check. Not to shabby for 4.79 miles away!

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Well, not taken from miles away, but it is another squirrel crop:
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This one is uncropped, but the third shot is a crop of the eye to see some reflection detail:
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Beautiful!
I have only just got this lens, it’s decent build quality, good performance, and what really stunned me was, the size of the thing! It’s choice . Waaaaay better build than the Panasonic 100-300 I had. Way better... that thing was complete crap.
 

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I've owned both. The 100-300 is bigger but does allow you to use lower ISO throughout the range. Not so much a problem when light is readily available, but handy on the gloomier days. But yeah, this thing is tiny for the range it provides, and it performs pretty well. I use the zoom-to-focus feature to help get the right part of the subject in focus--it definitely helps on getting the eye sharp on wildlife.
 

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