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Ray Shotter
20th April 2011, 03:23 PM
I recently hired the m.Zuiko 75-300mm lens for a week from Ian and Julia's hire service to find out how good the lens is. I have been very impressed with its performance but have to admit that the current new price, quoted by most dealers, is more than I wish to pay at the moment. Ian's review on the Four-Thirds User site highlights most of the features so I won't repeat them. Except to say the combination of the E-P2 and the 75-300mm lens is very comfortable and does not in any way feel unbalanced. In fact, I found that both the 14-150mm lens and the 75-300mm lens when cupped in the left hand feels more comfortable and permitted greater control of the E-P2 buttons and dials with my right hand than I normally experience with the 14-42mm lens. I have posted a few images below taken with my E-P2 and the hired 75-300mm lens (except for the first which was taken with my 14-150mm lens).

Lowestoft Lighthouse taken from the sea wall (using a tripod) to show the 25mm view.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lowestoft_Lighthouse_25mm_view_ESG_.jpg

Lowestoft Lighthouse taken from the same position to show the 300mm view.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lowestoft_Lighthouse_300mm_view_ESG_.jpg

A crop of the 300mm view to demonstrate the resolution of the lens.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lowestoft_Lighthouse_300mm_view_-_cropped_ESG_.jpg

Handheld shot taken of one of our resident pigeons perched on our FM aerial.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Pigeon_on_FM_Aerial_ESG_.jpg

A couple more handheld shots taken at Rollesby Broad of what I believe are White Fronted Geese.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/White_Fronted_Geese_Rollesby_Broad_ESG_.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/White_Fronted_Goose_Rollesby_Broad_.jpg

Ray.

Ian
20th April 2011, 06:17 PM
Thanks for showing, Ray. It's certainly a good lens and the relatively slow maximum apertures pretty unique to the 75-300 aren't a major handicap in use.

Ian