Hand-holding the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II near 300mm

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 12,852
Re: Just got the lens...

Jouko wrote:

and the first test set is in front of me loaded into Capture one.

Your set of flowers with 1/80 - 1/30 shutter speeds and about 50% sharpness ratio handheld at 300mm (600mm eqv) isĀ amazing. What drugs are you using? I want the same setup!

My first impressions are, that the lens is amazingly light, and with EP3 handling and focus are better than I thought. I usually use with these kind of lenses some extra support anyway - at least a monopod or a table tipod as a shoulder support (Slik MiniPro). Helps a lot!

Ps. I have found, that on vacations and travelling light some liquid support helps too - like some vine or a couple of beers. I don't recommend this to everybody, and too much is always too much - in this case the third beer. And not to be used all the time, the effect will go and results will get worse. But on shorter focal lengths (25mm etc) down to 1/4 is quite manageable.



'The best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need it'

It does take a bit to get used to this lens I think. Partly because its light and because 300mm is a damn long lens. It took me a few days heavy usage to adapt and get comfortable with it.

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