100-300 or 75-300?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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In reply to MikeSE25, Jan 20, 2013

The 75-300 appears the better lens

zoom is smoother, slightly sharper at the long end, 25mm wider at the short end, and all in a smaller package

The 100-300 is slightly brighter, and it has OIS (important on a Panny body, but not on the OM-D)

Zoom on mine can be stiff. but at close to half the price, is it a better value?

You have to decide which features are more important to you.

Oh, if cost is the most limiting factor, there is a third option- the 4/3 mount 70-300mm.  Bigger, slower focusing, but can be had for under $300 (maybe as little as $200 for a used one) Just add a third party adapter and you're in business.

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