Olympus 75-300 Mk1 vs. Olympus FT 70-300

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Olympus 75-300 Mk1 vs. Olympus FT 70-300
Jan 31, 2013

Interested in user reports from those who have owned both.  With the price drop to $550 and minor improvements, the 75-300 MkII is now of some interest for my E-M5. I had the FT 70-300 and found it okay at the long end when the gods were smiling.

Based on SLRGear's tests of the 75-300 Mk1 and FT 70-300, the former performed better at 300mm, being quite a bit sharper:

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

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

Does this hold up in actual practice?

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
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