Excerpt: Like I said in other review OLYMPUS ARE PATHETIC not including the hood with the lenses, just plain stupid. For God sake just add it up to the price and don't make people think that you are just a crummy Photographic company.... The lens is fantastic though, just incredible IQ Just use it with fast enough speeds and handheld is perfect. I wanted a Tamron 150-600 for my Nikon D-800, 2 kg weight, double the price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Have used the lens now for 2 weeks. Subjects are deer, birds, compression in landscapes. Can't beat the tiny size, low weight of the lens, so easy to carry. I find the results to be surprisingly good from 250mm on down. At 300mm is shows alot of compromises but still very good. At 300mm I found a tripod to be a must for best results. Hand held is ok but not the best. The lens is slow.
Excerpt: I have been using the Oly 4: 3 system for about 8 years and would not switch to the M4: 3 system until the EM-1 came out. I've kept some of my 4: 3 lenses, but came to like the small lightweight M4: 3 lenses too. I am patiently waiting for the new Pro 300/f/4, but decided I need someth long in the mean time. Oly put the 75-300 on sale and I reluctantly ordered it. I tested it against my 150/f/2 + TC, and much to my astonishment the tiny 75~300 compared favorably.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Reasonably Well Built