- Jul 31, 2013
- Real Name
I had the Olympus 14-150mm f 4-5.6 Mark II and I really disliked that lens, I'm not sure why but the sharpness felt too artificial, too contrasty like the shadows were crushed and the highlights were blown (even after RAW editing) and the chromatic aberrations were quite annoying to deal with (constant deep purple and deep blue that was so hard to correct even Lightroom was like I don't even know what these colors are, often I would have to go in with a desaturated brush to paint out the chromatic aberrations on both the 14mm and 150mm).And not one mention of the amazing (for the price) Olympus 75-300ii.
Now, what does that have to to with the Olympus 75-300mm f 4.5-6.3 Mark II? I don't know ( ) because I haven't used that lens BUT I am hesitant to recommend non-Pro Olympus lenses, at least not without testing them first. It was the same with my Panasonic 45-200mm f 4-5.6 Mark I that a generous member donated when I was panicking when my Olympus 50-200mm f 2.8-3.5 Mark I died of mechanical failure and it felt like the entire summer was going to be ruined if I can't do wildlife, it was before I bit the bullet and got the Panasonic 50-200mm f 2.8-4. At lower end range of lenses its more of personal preference while the more expensive lenses offer you a more consistent and guaranteed level of quality.