Review Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

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John King

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Apr 20, 2020
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
My own (very amateur) tests informed me that the bare lenses were probably within sample variation of each other.

I have long thought that my copy of the EC-14 is outside of what one would expect from normal sample variation.

You have done excellent comparisons - I had already read them. Mine lack controls of any meaningful description. They merely convinced me that the 75-300 II can produce very good images if used with good attention to technique.

My 50-200 MkI is now too heavy for me to use comfortably, or carry any appreciable distance.


Mu-43 Regular
Feb 20, 2019
II has olympus zero coating compared to first version of this lens, If I'm not mistaken. I wonder if it's that that makes it better at macro. I've extensively used it and 40-150 with raynox 250 and extension tubes. Sharpness wise, they do pretty much the same. They lack corner sharpness, but have good centres. Both are pretty good in this regard for adapted macro, but while 40-150 will struggle in sharp daylight and often exhibit chromatic aberrations, 75-300 will go above that and be a quality performer all the time.
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