Canceled my order for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

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Re: The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II hand-held by the OP

FrankParis wrote:

Savas Kyprianides wrote:

FrankParis wrote:

Went out again today with the 75-300 II. I also brought three other lenses and I usually work all the lenses I have when I go to the arboretum but today I wanted to do my "bread and butter" with the 75-300, sort of what I bought the thing for. Here's the album:

Hoyt Arboretum, Flowering Trees in Spring

All images taken with the 75-300. My other three lenses just went to waste. But they were so light I didn't notice. Looks as if I'm not going to return this lens. I'm hooked!

Now I want to go outside and try hand-holding this lens, as a couple other posters in this thread said was possible with the E-M5. We'll see if it's possible for me to do it, all 71 years of my shaking body.

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Frank Paris

Beautiful. It's a product of lens and photographer.

When you try handheld and at 71, we can understand a shake or two. I'm certain it will turn out very well.

Well, I ran my experiment. At ISO200, my pictures were blurry. Did a little better at ISO1000, but in any case, I had trouble composing the image and had to crop several of these. I think I'm going to stick with my tripod with this lens.  Here is the album, for what it is worth. The flowers are all from my front and backyard.

Yard flowers with Olympus 75-300 II, hand held

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Frank Paris

I think you're too hard on yourself. On screen most of them look pretty good, even at low shutter speed.

Without IBIS minimum shutter speed should be around 1/640 using the basic 1/length rule.

To be shooting at 1/50 or so and getting reasonable results is pretty awesome, imo.'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
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