Oly 75-300 Mk II in March

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au
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Re: Oly 75-300 Mk II in March
In reply to sderdiarian, Jan 31, 2013

sderdiarian wrote:

sean000 wrote:

dotborg wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

Cleaned up exterior. New Zero coating. Price drop.

Olympus releases updated M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm lens

Still more expensive and a half stop slower than the Panasonic 100-300.

I will gladly give up a half stop for a lighter and smaller super-tele.

The 75-300 Mk1 performed better at 300mm at f6.7 than the Oly 4/3's 70-300 at f11:

http://slrgear.com/reviews/zproducts/olympus75-300f48-67m/tloader.htm

http://slrgear.com/reviews/zproducts/olympus70-300f4-56/tloader.htm

Makes all the hub-bub about its slow f6.7 at the long end a bit overblown for me.

The Pan 100-300mm also is reportedly pretty soft beyond 250mm based on posts I've seen here; unfortunately it hasn't been tested by SLRGear, so I've been unable to find a direct comparison to the Oly 75-300. But based on size and weight along with silent zoom for video, I'd lean towards the newer Oly at $550.

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And now I'm interested.

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