Oly 75-300 VS Pana 100-300 on a O-MD body..any experiences/suggestions/recmomendations??

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
X_Holger
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I had them both and sold the Pana 100-300
In reply to SaltLakeGuy, Dec 10, 2012

First I bought the Panny 100-300 for my GH2. For hand held shots O.I.S. was usefull on the GH2, so the Oly 75-300 was not an option at that point.

Then the OM-D got my attention and I bought one in September and gave the Oly 75-300 a second look.

The Oly is smaller and lighter than the Panny and has a slightly better build, tighter tolerances mostly.

The IBIS of my OM-D is more effective than the O.I.S. of the Panny, AF is faster, too.

I wasn't satisfied with the accuracy of the AF on the 100-300, it missed the correct focus quite often and I had to reshoot subjects.

Above 200mm the Oly is sharper than the Panny, and 75-300 is more versatile than 100-300.

I had a special offer for the 75-300 so the price didn't hurt too much.

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