Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Image Thread

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I’ve been using this camera for about a month now and am really happy with the results. I really like how light it is with a prime on it. I’m also surprised at how hooking it up to a heavier lens like the 40-150 pro isn’t an issue either, even without a grip. About the only thing I don’t like about it is the position of the right strap lug. If I use a strap with it, it’s just hard to operate comfortably.
 

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Finally managed to get up to London for a couple of nights
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I'm a little jelly... My 3 week trip to London in April was canceled. I'm thinking about renting a studio flat next summer for a couple months in London. I can work remote from anywhere... I figure 8 weeks with a couple taking off for vacation, I could see and do a lot in and around London. The camera will be getting a workout, for sure!
 

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First couple of tries with the 75-300 which I purchased as a refurbished lens from the Olympus US site (looks liked new, and might be). I bought this little guy to use as an alternative to my much larger PanLeica 100-400 for pairing with my E-M5 III for a lightweight zoom for flowers, bugs and butterflies at botanical gardens, etc. Still getting the settings down but I'm pretty pleased with these two from my first outing.

This lens is not as fastest focusing but works well for the modest price paid and with the E-M5 III is able to cut through tangled brush to grab focus. Seems to work better backed off the extreme ends of the focus range (try 100-280mm) and stopped down to f/7.1 which for close work with bugs and flowers is needed for extra DOF anyway. Just an inch longer than my 14-150, and 14.5 ounces...fits nicely standing up in my little Mirrorless Mover 25 shoulder bag as a companion for the 12-45 f/4 for a lightweight kit. See Size comparison to PL 100-400 below...

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First couple of tries with the 75-300 which I purchased as a refurbished lens from the Olympus US site (looks liked new, and might be). I bought this little guy to use as an alternative to my much larger PanLeica 100-400 for pairing with my E-M5 III for a lightweight zoom for flowers, bugs and butterflies at botanical gardens, etc. Still getting the settings down but I'm pretty pleased with these two from my first outing.

This lens is not as fastest focusing but works well for the modest price paid and with the E-M5 III is able to cut through tangled brush to grab focus. Seems to work better backed off the extreme ends of the focus range (try 100-280mm) and stopped down to f/7.1 which for close work with bugs and flowers is needed for extra DOF anyway. Just an inch longer than my 14-150, and 14.5 ounces...fits nicely standing up in my little Mirrorless Mover 25 shoulder bag as a companion for the 12-45 f/4 for a lightweight kit. See Size comparison to PL 100-400 below...

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I tried using this combo as well. I found that it’s almost too light to stabilize at the long end, especially when you use the digital zoom-to-focus. You can get good results, but like you say, it is slow to focus. I probably could have lived with it if I didn’t already have the 40-150 pro, which is much heavier but really nails the focus. I ended up returning my 75-300 and bought the MC-20 instead. It’s a very portable combo though—hard to argue with 300mm of range in such an insanely light package, provided you can keep it steady.
 

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I tried using this combo as well. I found that it’s almost too light to stabilize at the long end, especially when you use the digital zoom-to-focus. You can get good results, but like you say, it is slow to focus. I probably could have lived with it if I didn’t already have the 40-150 pro, which is much heavier but really nails the focus. I ended up returning my 75-300 and bought the MC-20 instead. It’s a very portable combo though—hard to argue with 300mm of range in such an insanely light package, provided you can keep it steady.
I did notice on this first outing that the IBIS in the E-M5 III, which is very good, had a bit harder time stabilizing this lens at the long end than it has with with my other lenses , including the 14-150. But the focus peaking worked to get me what I needed on most shots.
 

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I did notice on this first outing that the IBIS in the E-M5 III, which is very good, had a bit harder time stabilizing this lens at the long end than it has with with my other lenses , including the 14-150. But the focus peaking worked to get me what I needed on most shots.
I would love to see Olympus update this lens, even if they had to make it a little bit bigger, to address some of the shortfalls. The P100-300 seems to fare much better with focus, likely thanks to the wider aperture through the range. You really have to mind your ISO more with the 75-300 vs the P100-300.
 

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I would love to see Olympus update this lens, even if they had to make it a little bit bigger, to address some of the shortfalls. The P100-300 seems to fare much better with focus, likely thanks to the wider aperture through the range. You really have to mind your ISO more with the 75-300 vs the P100-300.
Just going through the EM 5iii manual. It has in camera focus limiting. If it works with Panasonic lenses it may improve the 100-300 focusing even more.
I own the pany 100-300
 

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Just going through the EM 5iii manual. It has in camera focus limiting. If it works with Panasonic lenses it may improve the 100-300 focusing even more.
I own the pany 100-300
I have focus limiting assigned to my 40-150 pro’s FN button. The trick is remembering to turn it off before I swap lenses, or I’m in for a bit of frustration!
 

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I would love to see Olympus update this lens, even if they had to make it a little bit bigger, to address some of the shortfalls. The P100-300 seems to fare much better with focus, likely thanks to the wider aperture through the range. You really have to mind your ISO more with the 75-300 vs the P100-300.
I had good results and almost no noise up to ISO 1600. I keep my shutter speed up to minimum of 1/2500 second for this kind of shooting because of the flitty bugs and butterflies, aperture at f/7.2, and let the ISO float. So far, so good. I most likely will refine this as I gain more experience. I had the original P100-300 and swapped it out for the PL100-400, but took advantage of a recent offering from Olympus and picked this one up for $309...couldn't resist.
 

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I had good results and almost no noise up to ISO 1600. I keep my shutter speed up to minimum of 1/2500 second for this kind of shooting because of the flitty bugs and butterflies, aperture at f/7.2, and let the ISO float. So far, so good. I most likely will refine this as I gain more experience. I had the original P100-300 and swapped it out for the PL100-400, but took advantage of a recent offering from Olympus and picked this one up for $309...couldn't resist.
I think for that price it’s worth the purchase. It can fit in a coat pocket rather easily, so it can easily become a “why not bring it along?” lens.
 

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