View Full Version : My first photos with M.Zuiko 75-300mm Mk2 lens.

Ross the fiddler
28th March 2013, 11:39 AM
I've taken a few photos using the M.Zuiko 75-300mm Mk2 lens on the E-M5 & I rather like the lens, although the zoom feels a little stiff compared to the 70-300 lens & the (specified) hood would be nicer if it was a smaller diameter, but I'm not complaining (especially as my wife was reasonably accepting of me getting this one ;) ). Anyhow, here are some photos taken with it.

Taken at about 1.5m @ 300mm.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/O3273462-s.jpg (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58981)

A crop of the above.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/O3273462-cr-s.jpg (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58980)

A Kiwi Fruit vine under the light of a 500W flood light at night.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/O3273492-cr-s.jpg (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58982)

And Toby giving me the usual "Now, don't you just love me?" look.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/O3283504-adj-cr-s.jpg (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58983)

A Sulphur Crested Cockatoo enjoying a chew on a Banksia Integrifolia (Coastal Banksia) in our yard.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/O3283559-s.jpg (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58984)

This lens is certainly worth the new lower price (especially as it came with a 10% discount as well).


28th March 2013, 12:04 PM
They are really good Ross. It looks as if it should be a very versatile lens and the price is much more appealing than the Mk 1 version.


28th March 2013, 12:33 PM
Ross, these are excellet and that FLY is AWESOME ! a great lens :)

28th March 2013, 01:06 PM
Looks as though it will be a great lens. Thanks

28th March 2013, 01:17 PM
Looks like a good performer; thanks for sharing your first images.


28th March 2013, 10:05 PM
Verypromising beginning, Ross, looks like Oly have got it right again. Enjoy.

28th March 2013, 10:44 PM
Great photos from a very versatile lens.


Ross the fiddler
29th March 2013, 09:26 AM
Thanks for all the encouraging comments & I have one more photo. ;)

This is Max & he's saying, "You want to out stare me?"
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/503/O3293595-PH1_fr-s.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/58989)
(Using M75-300 Mk II lens @ 187mm)


29th March 2013, 09:55 AM
A very promising lens with some useful first shots.

Bluegrass Jim
29th March 2013, 07:24 PM
Hello Ross, these are excellent shots which really show the quality of Olympus glass again. Your crop of the fly retains a lot of detail which I have found also with the 60mm macro. The lighting on the vine is lovely too.
Regards Jim.

29th March 2013, 07:34 PM
Great shots Ross - looks a tempting proposition:)

29th March 2013, 07:43 PM
It looks like a decent lens if not outstanding. I'm still waiting for mine, 4 weeks overdue at present.

Ross the fiddler
29th March 2013, 10:51 PM
Thanks again for all the nice replies. While this lens is a nice lens, I don't want to give the impression that 100% of the photos I took with it were keepers. It is a little bit more of a challenge with birds in trees etc., (which is usually a challenge anyhow) but generally by using the smallest focus box (14X) I can get good focus, but occasionally (with the contrast focus system), it might try & focus on something behind it. That isn't the fault of the lens though, just this operator trying to use CD-AF correctly (as opposed to PD-AF in DSLR's).


31st March 2013, 01:38 PM
I've had a couple of days with my 75-300 mk2 now, and am deleriously happy with some of the results. Like Ross, it'll take some getting used to, but that's where I am with the camera at the moment as well.

I can't post pics yet (I'm too new here!) but I have to say that some of them are sharp! (Some of them are sharper than others though..... :D )