Range or reach?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Johbremat, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Johbremat

    Johbremat Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2013
    Appreciate there are a few caveats - likely price; size; unreleased - but wonder, would I miss much in 150-300 if I decided to pinch pennies for the 300PRO, or would the 75-300 be a better go?

    I'll definitely be plumping for the 40-150PRO. Just don't know how gutted I'd be having nothing in that gap between.

    For those with the O75-300 or P100-300...how often would you shoot in the middling range (understanding some fall back a bit because end reach can be a little soft)?
  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Depends very much on what you're shooting. For most wildlife (safari, off a boat) it was racked out all the way, but sometimes it wasn't. I would not worry too much about 150 to 300 though.
  3. Dave Lively

    Dave Lively Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 16, 2014
    What are you going to use it for?

    I use my 100-300 mostly for small birds in my back yard and larger wildlife while on vacation. For this sort of shooting it might as well be a 300mm prime, about 95% of my shots are at 300mm.

    I am planning to buy the 300mm f4 when it comes out but keep the 100-300 too. But my reasons for keeping the 100-300 will be its lighter weight and that OIS works better than the IBIS in my GX7, not the 100-250mm range. I am expecting the Olympus 300mm to end up weighing 2.5 pounds or more. If it somehow ends up weighing less than 2 pounds (which would be VERY surprising) I will probably sell the 100-300 and hope the faster aperture of the 300mm f4 will make up for the loss of OIS.