Olympus OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5 at 2 miles (3.2 Km)

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Henry Stamm Veteran Member • Posts: 3,363
Re: Olympus OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5 at 2 miles (3.2 Km)

Photo below was taken with the OM 300mm f4.5 lens in Yellowstone Park in 2006.  Paired with 5mp Olympus E-1 DSLR

From Yellowstone Park with OM 300mm f4.5

This one below is with E-1 and 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 (first version), offered for perspective of the overall scene.

Lamar Valley, Yellowstone Park, 2006

The OM 300mm lens is best used on a tripod with focus peaking.  Even with modern IBIS cameras, it is difficult to focus and avoid camera shake when shooting hand-held.  But for inexpensive telephoto, I think it's worth learning to use it if no other option is available.  I found the OM 200mm f4 lens far easier to use, but again, probably best on a tripod.  The 200mm lens also seems to have better contrast.

The photo below is from a 200mm lens shot.  Hand-held.  E-1 and OM 200mm f4

Crows feasting on a dead elk in the Madison River, Yellowstone Park, 2006

 Henry Stamm's gear list:Henry Stamm's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD +6 more
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