Excerpt: I shouldn't have put this purchase off for so long. Yes, of course the aperture range is slow (and inevitably, sometimes too slow) yet with faith in the camera's ISO capability and good technique, many hand-held shots can be pretty darn good due to the high quality Olympus glass. On-tripod results are way better than I expected.
Excerpt: This has a great zoom capability. With IS, this works really well for 300mm. It's pretty sharp. The lens is a little slow. I'd like it to be a bit faster and also with a constant aperture.<br /><br />For this range, you can't beat the size. Can't compare this to the 100-300 from Panasonic, but for the price, you can't go wrong.
Excerpt: I was using a full size Canon with a 400mm but on hikes it was a lot to carry. I am very happy with the Olympus 75-300 on my M-1 body as it is so much lighter and smaller. I was prepared for a drop off in picture quality but that was much less a problem than I first imagined. This lens has good sharpness though it's a little slow to capture the light, so I need to shoot at a higher ISO usually between 800 and 1,600.
Excerpt: This lens is a great addition to my Olympus OM-D E-M5. As I do a lot of international travel, I was very happy to add a lightweight lens with a 600mm equivalent zoom - just right for game drives and landscapes. The Olympus LH-61E LENS HOOD f/70-300mm f/4-5.6 seems to be the one that works best with this lens; I haven't found any 3rd party hoods that work as effectively.
Excerpt: This is a wonderful lens. I have tested and used it on my OM5 for wildlife, landscape, macro and candid portrait photography. The learning curve is not steep. Smooth, fast focusing and is very light compared to my legacy 300mm making hand held use stable even with my old shaky hands.<br />The OEM lens cap proved to be a poor fit. It popped off and rescued many timed before it was gone forever. Could have put in my pocket but I do like to provide max protection.
Excerpt: Use this for shooting wildlife. My Olympus OMD and this lens make it much easier to get around in the wild and get great shots. I travel a lot and the compact 600mm equivalent lens is easy to bring along. Fits in a jacket pocket. I am very happy with quality of lens and of shots.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Travels Great, Wildlife Close Ups
Excerpt: Used with E-M5 image stabilization, this lens is perfectly usable down to a 30th of a second at 300mm (equiv. 600mm full frame). Don't count on it to do everything-it is not a macro lens. That being said, Olympus Micro Four Thirds is a great system for those who don't suffer from "look, mine is bigger than yours" syndrome!