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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

I've had this lens before and was satisfied with it, anyone recommend a suitable alternative, considering IQ/
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

Nothing to match it for the price.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

For the focal length you only have, at present, the Oly 75-300 f4.8-6.7 and the Pannies 100-300 at f4-5.6 and the 100-400 at f4.8-6.3.

Both the Pannies have better apertures but I suspect that the only real contender is the 100-400.......... but at a price.

I have the Oly 75-300 and seem to have a good copy. I'm sticking with it for now.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

Get the same. Just stick to below 280mm as its gets a bit soft at max.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

Here's a thought:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost...26&postcount=1

Good Value for money and the IQ is very good. But it will be big and heavy.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

Same thought I was having - the old 50-200 f/2.8-3.5, with EC14 if you want the long end. It's a stunning lens, though a bit heavy. The non-SWD version is often cheaper used, just as good as far as I can tell from reading reviews, and actually a bit wider aperture at some of the intermediate focal lengths.

The 75-300 is much more compact and lightweight, and works well in good light, and auto-focuses quite quickly.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

As above - for the money I don't think there currently is a better m4/3 option out there.
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Re: M.ZUIKO 75-300 mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens...alternative.

Not weather sealed though, which seems an odd choice for a lens quite suitable for wildlife.
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