Reviews and Problems with Olympus 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 Super Telephoto Zoom
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Not all it promises to be
I. Clements, Amazon
31 March 2013
Summary: Like most people I love the promise of the 140-600 mm lens range that this offers with the m4/3 bodies. However it just doesn't deliver. At full zoom this is an f6.7 wide open and you'll need every bit of ISO and image stabilization you can get to use this lens effectively in anything other than bright sunlight. I will admit its hard to get anything else in this range but for the money I wish I'd brought the Panasonic version instead.
Summary: I have just begun to use this lens. It is quite nice. The images are sharp and the colors are good. I have shot photos of birds (herons and egrets) and some landscapes hand held as well as on a tripod. It is much lighter than a Nikkor lens for my Nikon D90 which makes it easier to handle.
Summary: I'm a Nikon D300 shooter and have 70-300VR and 70-200 f/2.8 VR1 lenses as my long telephotos. I needed longer lens for a long time but they are much more expensive, bulkier and havier than those mentined above. I always wanted to have something smaller and portable to bring it to a vacation, park, forest. Just on X-mas time I've got an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and started to think what should I get Oly 75-300mm or Pana 100-300mm as my long telephoto lens.
Summary: My 75-300mm Zuiko Lens is an exceptional lens and works extremely well with my Olympus OM-D-E-M5 camera. Very smooth in operation and the quality of the pictures is excellent. One of the best digital zoom lens I've ever used. Highly recommend!
Summary: I absolutely am thrilled with my purchase of this lense. I still hope they will come out with a 500 mm lens for catching pix of my chipmunk friends and dragon flies. I have been able to use this lens for some of my wild flowers and birds and fall leaves in streams I am enjoying it immensely.
Summary: While this is a somewhat small plastic lens body, the quality is very good for something with this kind of range on a Micro 4/3rds body, and I have no concerns about the durability However, because it's not optically stabilized, it will have reasonably intense light requirements -- restricting usage to higher ISOs and sunny conditions. This would be a good zoo lens, usage on birds may depend on how much shade surrounds them.