Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II User Reviews

Announced Jan 30, 2013 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | V315040BU000
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I 've just bought this lens to use with my EM10II on one trip to Hawaii. I plan to shoot whales and dolphins and the birds that I can get by chance. I had not seem this lens in person previously and it striked me how compact and light it is. It balances very well with my camera and the olympus add-on grip. The EM10II is not a speed demon regarding AF. Indeed it is the slowest camera that I have used in this regard. It also hunts a bit back and forth with this lens if you set it to AF-C. AF-S ...

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I am not a tele lens user in general. If I do need, I use an old 4/3 50-200 SWD, which is fantastic. I bought an E-M1 just to use this lens. Since I don't often need long focal length, I don't mind taking it when I know I will use it. I started riding my bike again recently and like to carry my photo gear. The 50-200 does not make the list. I was very much fixed on getting Pany 100-300 because my previous copy of Oly 75-300 (>2 years ago) was not very good and I sold it. The price difference ...

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Layman's because I don't have much experience with 600mm equiv. lenses on any system, can't compare it with 100-300mm or previous 75-300. I own Pana 45-200mm but I don't use it often. Still, on occasions I use super-tele and I got this lens to have a better tool when I need it. Shortly, it didn't disappoint. The lens seems to be built solid, no zoom creep after a month of light use. Oly 40-150mm zoom mechanism is a bit hard to extend, Pana 45-200m is much easier but it got zoom creep. 75-300 ...

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Despite the slow aperture and huge zoom range, I'm really impressed with the IQ from this lens - OK not Pro quality but great for travel combined with my Oly 14-150 II. I wouldn't hesitate to use it when 2nd shooting at a wedding.

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This is one of those lenses that will give the occasional taste of what a great telephoto experience could be. Biggest gripe, as with pretty much all plastic lenses on oly bodies, is the shutter shock, which, can be really extreme on this one, and ruin tons of photos. You won't "catch" it in the viewfinder without constant chimping at 1:1 crop to camera processed jpgs (raw previews on camera often aren't detailed enough to show it). From ~75-150mm, this lens is reasonably sharp. Above 200mm ...

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At first glance? This lens looks like the cheaper Olympus 45-150, and at a distance you would be hard pressed to tell the two apart. That's were it digresses, the Olympus 75-300 is much more sturdy. The zoom mechanism doesn't rattle or wobble if anything it feels a bit stiff. Zoom creep is a non-issue with this lens as a result. What does one do when they buy a 600mm lens? Take a 6x4 shot of the moon of course. This is a much improved lens in comparison to the plastic fantastic 40-150, it' ...

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Superb lens that once you get to know how to use it (Olympus IBIS helps) at long focal lengths gives some superb and sharp results even at the 300mm focal length. Light and not too large on  EM5 or EM1 especially if a grip is used

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