75-300mm wildlife with EM-5

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Bobby Handal
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75-300mm wildlife with EM-5
Jun 15, 2012

I went to the zoo with my brother , he took his 500mm Canon, which almost killed him, I went with my little bag, including my 75-300mm and EM5, so I ended up with more range that he did.

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In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 15, 2012

Really nice set!!! Was IBIS on or off? What is minimum shutter speed do you find is safe at 300mm? Thanks for sharing!!!

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Some great photos! Less keen on the snakes having their lunch :/ But otherwise, great!

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In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 15, 2012

Makes me glad that I bought the lens! I hope it arrives soon.
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In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 15, 2012

Excellent set. Next thing you need are the Kenko extension tubes. They work with the 75-300 just like the Olympus EX25 tube I used to use with my 70-300 Zuiko on the Olympus DSLR's. With the E-M5, the 75-300 and these tubes, you should have a killer closeup combination as well.

I've been using the 75-300 M. Zuiko for a while now with the E-PL1, E-PL2 and E-P3 bodies. The Kenko tubes arrived this week and I gave them a 15 minute spin with the E-P3 and 75-300 after work a couple of days ago. The 10mm tube works perfect with the 75-300. Lets you focus much closer but the magnification is not just way too much. I'm going to give them a much more serious go this weekend with the tripod and cable release, but I was very happy with the initial handheld results.

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Impressive!
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Great pics!

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Love the tiger...
In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 15, 2012

I have liked the photos I have seen from the Oly 75-300 more than those from the Pana 100-300 so far.

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Fantastic!
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Thanks for the great set - although I have to admit that I could have lived without the last one.
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In reply to Larik, Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for your comments. IBIS was on, I think that there is two standards, the safe standard is 1/500 sec, and the risky standard is 1/200 sec, for me risky standard makes me shoot a lot of photos and more than one will be clear.

I rather use high ISO (finally possible with EM5) than risk a moved photo.

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Really nice set!!! Was IBIS on or off? What is minimum shutter speed do you find is safe at 300mm? Thanks for sharing!!!

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Thanks Farrukh !

farrukh wrote:

Some great photos! Less keen on the snakes having their lunch :/ But otherwise, great!

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In reply to don_van_vliet, Jun 16, 2012

Me too, I think it may be a tad sharper, but in many cases is just paying attention to your focus and your exposure / shutter speeds/apertures.

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I have liked the photos I have seen from the Oly 75-300 more than those from the Pana 100-300 so far.

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Thanks Frank !!

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Thanks Don !
The last one is my favorite , je je je.

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Thanks for the great set - although I have to admit that I could have lived without the last one.
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In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 16, 2012

Here I present some shots in the "wild" , not in a zoo:

now take a look at the crop, without reduction, pretty sharp for HANDHELD huh?

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Wow!

Outstanding! I am sold on 75-300.
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In reply to don_van_vliet, Jun 16, 2012

Excellent photos!

While I would prefer to have the 75-300, the difference in IQ isn't enough for me to justify spending $900 versus $500 for the 100-300. If telephotography was my main interest then I would probably feel differently.

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In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 16, 2012

Bobby, some of these are really excellent (all are good). Looks as if I should have spent more time researching the 75-300 vs 100-300 and the 75-300 is about the same price here in India.

The tiger reminds me of one my wife got with the D300/80-400vr when a tiger came out of the jungle at about 20 ft. Tiger could have cared less but my wife got a bit....

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Great shots! Liked them all.

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Can you share your technique?
In reply to Bobby Handal, Jun 16, 2012

Thanks to Bobby and Greg for great photos. I must admit that the majority of images I've seen posted from both the 75-300 and 100-300 have been marginal - these give me hope that with the right technique, the glass can perform. So my question to you both, can you share your technique? Is there something in the shooting or perhaps post processing that you've learned that creates great results like these?

I too am waiting on the 75-300 ordered with the EM5....you guys give me hope.

Thanks!!

Mark

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