Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 vs Olympus PRO 40-150mm F2.8 + teleconverter

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gary0319 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,114
Re: 75-300 refurbished for $359

Brian Wadie wrote:

the 75-300 mk2 is a superb value for money lens which I have produced many excellent images from but for my use its shortcoming are

- no IS

- too short

-not water sealed

Which is why I went to the PL100-400 (after experimenting with the sigma 150-600C via metabones)

The zoom problems + hood failure + poor / non-existent customer service (I believe it is now better?) resulted in that being ditched

So, for me the 100-400 meets my specific need, whoever designed it and the fact it is "plastic on metal" construction is irrelevant (my judgements should in no way influence anyone else) each to there own choice

There was no Olympus 100-400 when I chose the PL100-400....in fact the 300 f/4 had not been released at that time. I have had good luck with my PL100-400 so will keep it and not opt for the Olympus/Sigma. But, in my quest for an ever lighter Olympus kit for casual travel and visits to the local botanical gardens for bugs and butterflies, and at the current price deal, I thought I'd give the 75-300 try. Not looking for distance shooting  looking for a longer working distance than my 14-150 can get.

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