Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

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It really is a good lens. Here is a comparison I did between the 75-300 and 300/4, and here is one between the 75-300, 50-200 SWD w/ EC-14 and 300/4. I carry it with me on my daily bike rides because I never know what I will run into while riding even local bike paths through the city.

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I wonder, if Olympus made a 50-200 f4 lens that was weather-sealed, would you buy it? I might be tempted. It looks like something in this range is on their last lens roadmap. Hmm...
 
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I wonder, if Olympus made a 50-200 f4 lens that was weather-sealed, would you buy it? I might be tempted. It looks like something in this range is on their last lens roadmap. Hmm...

Probably not. If I was still shooting sports I would have bought the 40-150 a long time ago. For the few times I need a zoom in that range the old 50-200 SWD works fine. I basically use three lenses right now and hoping my upcoming light painting gets me to use something other than the 7.5mm or 150mm or 300mm.
 
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Probably not. If I was still shooting sports I would have bought the 40-150 a long time ago. For the few times I need a zoom in that range the old 50-200 SWD works fine. I basically use three lenses right now and hoping my upcoming light painting gets me to use something other than the 7.5mm or 150mm or 300mm.

I wanted a M43 version of that good ole 50-200 for full compatibility with all the M43 features. Since I got the 40-150 Pro and then the 100-400, the 50-200 became surplus. Still a great lens.
 

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Jeff welcome.
You've no doubt read up and made a choice which I'm sure you won't be disappointed with.
As an owner of both lenses I can attest to the brilliance of both and the misery of both.
Don't be put off when things look mediocre. It happens.
Play with the different settings, particularly the f no.
I've got used to hand holding and never use a tripod. It grows on you and is so liberating. I appreciate not all can do that.
Keep them coming and enjoy your acquisition.
Thanks Richard. As stated, I am already impressed with the lens. I realise that has limitations, but based on my initial tests I feel that I got a good copy of the lens. The rest is up to me. I won't be giving up my tripod for landscapes anytime soon though! Cheers.
 

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It really is a good lens. Here is a comparison I did between the 75-300 and 300/4, and here is one between the 75-300, 50-200 SWD w/ EC-14 and 300/4. I carry it with me on my daily bike rides because I never know what I will run into while riding even local bike paths through the city.

Any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Phocal
Thanks Phocal. I already read your comparisons prior to deciding on the 75-300--excellent info, thanks. Perhaps someday the 300/4 will appeal but I'll just have fun with this little plastic lightweight for the time being. Cheers, Jeff
 

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Unexpected opportunity...........

After a kind of lackluster visit to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo Florida yesterday, my wife and I stopped to watch some kite boarders on Tampa Bay on our way south to Sarasota. Not really thinking to have a "sporting" event I only had my E-M5 III and 75-300 along for hopes of some bug shots at the Gardens. But the little guy acquitted himself rather nicely. The wind was at 17 knots right across the bay so the kite borders had lots of chances for high flying leaps.

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Sometimes to works......
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....sometimes it just doesn't
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Silver fern. NZ’s national plant.
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handheld at full extension, high speed flash.
 

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Unexpected opportunity...........

After a kind of lackluster visit to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo Florida yesterday, my wife and I stopped to watch some kite boarders on Tampa Bay on our way south to Sarasota. Not really thinking to have a "sporting" event I only had my E-M5 III and 75-300 along for hopes of some bug shots at the Gardens. But the little guy acquitted himself rather nicely. The wind was at 17 knots right across the bay so the kite borders had lots of chances for high flying leaps.

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I also happened to stumble over some kitesurfers a while ago... not planned, but had fun testing the 75-300 ... works very fast ,and surprised at the results!

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Also perfect for more static subjects :

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Just got one. Testing at a nearby zoo/drivethrough. Last shot is through a car window and that's a doorframe you see in the lower-right corner (oops :whistling:). All images with generally standard postprocessing but not SOOC.

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Just a few handheld to show why I love this lightweight in between.
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I wonder, if Olympus made a 50-200 f4 lens that was weather-sealed, would you buy it? I might be tempted. It looks like something in this range is on their last lens roadmap. Hmm...
In a heart beat, though I'm hoping for more of a 50-225 as seen on the map. I have the 75-300 II because it's available, but 200-250 is the focal length I really want, its the range I'm most comfortable. I guess if I had better technique......
 
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