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So I Caved In...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by RT_Panther, May 8, 2013.

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  2. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    240
    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Nice. I may end up there as well. Right now..just ordered a 2X teleconverter for my 4/3 50-200 .. going to see how that goes for wildlife.
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    GAS is an ever present reality! :biggrin: congrats, enjoy! :smile:
     
  4. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    very nice..now pictures please
     
  5. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    What!:eek: Olympus made a lens and didn't make an optional $50 hood? I'm shocked, simply shocked.
    Bobby
     
  6. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    304
    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    Yep, me too. :frown:
     
  7. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
  8. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Nice lens, I did consider this one but ended up going down the Pany 100-300 route as it is £100 cheaper and also faster (it also comes with a lens shade & bag) and delivers great results.
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    :biggrin: I hear ya'....
    But in this case, the official Olympus Lens Hood is only $20 bucks at Adorama (to which I promptly ordered earlier today) :smile:
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I know - I guess that makes me a pompous, arrogant, Olympus fan.....:eek::redface::smile:
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  12. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Veteran

    356
    Nov 18, 2011
    Why did you go with the OLY? I don't have any experience with either lens, so I'm curious. :smile:
     
  13. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    some photos and initial impressions would be appreciated... :biggrin:
     
  14. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    +1! :smile:

    --
    Sent from my Kindle Fire HD. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  15. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Especially spelunking photos then you would have double caved!
     
  16. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 10, 2013

    Oly eats the Panny's lunch is why.
     
  17. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    None are logical but here's why:

    - Always wanted the original 75-300 (I like it's diminutive size) the price was always out of my range. I also acknowledge that this "Mk II" is larger :redface:

    - Most of my lenses are Olympus & thus I'm more familiar and comfortable with them.

    :smile:
     
  18. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    LoL will do!
    Not many opportunities for me shoot in the next few days so don't expect anything soon. :redface:
     
  19. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Patience is a virtue. :wink: Looking forward to seeing your shots and feedback when you get the time. :smile:

    --
    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  20. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Nothing Special Here

    The following shots are from my car window & no post processing:
    Pertinent EXIF data as follows:

    Camera Olympus E-PL5
    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/800)
    Aperture f/6.7
    Focal Length 300 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Focus Mode Continuous AF
    Flash Auto, Did not fire
    Image Description OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Windows
    Date and Time (Modified) 2013:05:09 21:03:32
    Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
    Sensitivity Type Standard Output Sensitivity
    Date and Time (Original) 2013:05:09 19:26:50
    Date and Time (Digitized) 2013:05:09 19:26:50
    Max Aperture Value 4.8
    Metering Mode Multi-segment
    Custom Rendered Normal
    Exposure Mode Auto
    White Balance Auto
    Digital Zoom Ratio 1
    Focal Length (35mm format) 601 mm
    Scene Capture Type Standard
    Gain Control High gain up
    Contrast High
    Saturation Normal
    Sharpness Normal
    Serial Number BFM501399
    Lens Info 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7
    Lens Model OLYMPUS M.75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II
    XMPToolkit Adobe XMP Core 5.2-c001 63.139439, 2010/10/12-08:45:30
    Format image/jpeg
    Description OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Lens OLYMPUS M.75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

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    Car Window Test - SOOC by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

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    100% Crop by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr