Zuiko 75-300II is a fantastic lens!

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llondru Junior Member • Posts: 25
Zuiko 75-300II is a fantastic lens!
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This is a personal follow-upon this thread which I found before purchasing this lens.

It cost me 340€ back in august 2020, and I must confess it took me a while to begin to feel confident with this lens.

While I got some experience shooting with the Tamron 70-300 back with my APS-C Canon 100D, I found it more challenging to have sharper thoughts.

I also have found most of the people that are not happy with this lens sharpness, have an issue with actually focus.

Focus is the key : it may not be the best lens with low AF bodies (like the E-M5.2) but with more modern bodies like the M5.3, and with a bit of practice, you can get tack-sharp shots.

I'm totally in love with this lens : it's light, small, and you can take it wherever you want without breacking your back. And for the price, you can forgive it's slow aperture: going high ISO nowadays shouldn't be a real concern in normal light conditions.

Let me bring you some examples : just zoom in to bring out the detail to check yourself about the sharpness

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llondru/51096110131/in/photostream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llondru/51136308147/in/photostream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llondru/51168086110/in/photostream/lightbox/

My conclusion is : if you do own this lens and think it's bad, you should learn how to use it instead of considering buy a more expensive lens that will cost you at least 3X of that one.

 llondru's gear list:llondru's gear list
Olympus E-M5 III Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 +3 more
Olympus E-M5 III Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
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