100-300 or 75-300?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Questions thread
Kim Letkeman
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finally found a real test ... and it contradicts the "common wisdom"
In reply to MikeSE25, Jan 21, 2013

This fellow tested both and found the 100-300 to be sharper at all focal lengths and apertures.

http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.ca/2012/05/panasonic-100-300-vs-olympus-75-300.html

He puts in a disclaimer that this test is for the specific pair of lenses that landed on his desk. And he further comments on the obvious -- that sample variation is often larger than the actual difference in sharpness between two different lens models ...

We should all take that as gospel ... in that arguing over a test of one pair of lenses is a bit silly, as sample variation ensures that it has no real meaning across the entire body of lenses out in the wild.

And that further implies that arguing over anecdotal impressions of one pair of lenses is simply insane

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