Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7

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This lens had earned a place in my bag. I love it. These are just jpegs shot on a boat and sent to my phone. Maybe cropped on my phone, I can't remember. But the perfect weekend warrior lens!
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I seen this dragonfly land 50 feet away from me. I picked up the camera with this (75-300mm) lens and it focused right on it. :bowdown: I usually can't get a good focus on a small bird at this distance. :blush:

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Rainy day through glass, Chelsea, Manhattan
 
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I don't use this lens much at all. When I have used it, I always found the IQ to be unsatisfactory. Now that I've been looking at pics in this forum for more than 6 months, learning more about my em5 and the craft, and looked again at the old pics I took with this lens, I thought I should try it out again. I think it is alright at the long end if I get high enough shutter speed. IMO, resolution power and contrast are not high, but if motion blur (either due to subject or camera movement) is avoided, and there is good strong light, then useful results can be obtained. Not perfect, but it is small and light for the reach it gives.

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This is far away, and the lack of sharpness and very low contrast under the overcast sky could be partly due to atmospheric issue.
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I took tripod mounted shots with ISO200 and proved to myself that claims about the lens being soft at the long end may well be induced by motion blur or camera shake. The sun is now brighter in our mid spring, and I can use higher shutter speed while avoiding noise.

Most of the photos below were taken at 300mm and are cropped quite a lot (pardon me for not knowing how to express in "% crop"). The BIF photo was taken at shutter speed of 1/800s, obviously too slow to stop motion blur.

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(lady birds out of focus, I used the small focus area of e-m5, the leaves were swaying in the breeze and I missed the moment)

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M5+O75-300 .... cross posted with "Birds"

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I just got hold of the Mark ii version of this lens, but I've been using the first version for awhile now. Now that I'll be giving the Mark i version up, I thought I might as well post some of my favorites that I took with it...
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Jreed.....why I kept mine when I got the PL100-400. For its size and performance when used properly it is a great lens. Will never sell mine.
 
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Well it's rained continually for 4 days since this lens came into my possession but it was a glorious morning so I finally got to give it a try. There's some more pics on the Bird and Dragonfly threads if you're interested. I must admit that I was apprehensive about it's IQ when I decided to buy, but for the price, I'm very happy

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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (13) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (12) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (11) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (10) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (9) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
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Olympus 75-300 Test Run (8) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
 

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One from yesterday with the EM1. I had loaned my 300 Pro to my neighbor and put on my old v.1 75-300. It's not the Pro, but it's still capable.
 
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Baseball shots, the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Buffalo Bisons. SOOC JPGs.

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