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Just bought the 75-300

Its back on cashback and i got a further reduction due to a torn flap on the box lid, not the sharpest or quickest to focus but at £255 after cashback i will find a use for it.


First days samples in very poor light apart from the flower and all at 300mm, just hoping for decent light soon.


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Re: Just bought the 75-300

Looks good.
I’m thinking of getting one myself, but weighing up which to go for between this and the panny 100-300. It’s deer rut time this month too, so I’m sure I’d find a use for one!
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Looks good.
Iím thinking of getting one myself, but weighing up which to go for between this and the panny 100-300. Itís deer rut time this month too, so Iím sure Iíd find a use for one!

Thanks, i think the 100-300 will have quicker focus but i needed an Olympus lens to be able to use pro-capture low
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Re: Just bought the 75-300

Nice shots mik, I especially like the clarity of the second one. I had a 75-300 some time ago but it got nicked. Just never got round to replacing it after I got the 40-150 +1.4TC but I do miss that longer reach. I didn't realise it worked with the pro capture mode though, thanks for that info.
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Nice shots mik, I especially like the clarity of the second one. I had a 75-300 some time ago but it got nicked. Just never got round to replacing it after I got the 40-150 +1.4TC but I do miss that longer reach. I didn't realise it worked with the pro capture mode though, thanks for that info.

Thanks, just tested pro capture L and it works well with it.


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Re: Just bought the 75-300

Nice photos with clear details and colours in the feathers, sharp. I bought one from Mark last year and have used it for the butterfly photos in Africa. I did not know about Pro Capture and will now look into this. I left it behind in Nairobi and brought the 14-150 with me for travelling. I am still undecided about getting a lens for macro or a lens for wide angle whilst I am in the UK, or leave it until next year as I am still learning about the 75-300 and its possibilities. Have fun
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A few from today


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Re: Just bought the 75-300

Very nice. Having recently sold my 300/4 for lack of use and feeling pretty much the same over the 40-150/2.8 which I still have, I think I may sell that too and pick up a 75-300 for the few times I need this focal length.
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Re: Just bought the 75-300

I have done quite a bit of ďside by sideĒ tests of the 75-300 with others (Panasonic) and I donít know if I have a particularly good one, but my 75-300 has turned out some very good results.

Itís never going to match the 300mm f/4 or the 75mm f/1.8 but for what it is, I am more than happy to use it on those occasions when I need that range.
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Re: Just bought the 75-300

I’ve jumped on the bandwagon (partly inspired by this thread) and my 75-300ii arrives tomorrow.

I will definitely try it out this weekend, and have a herd of red deer up on the moors in mind, especially as it’s rutting season. Hopefully I can get close enough and I guess they’ll be easier to focus on the BIFs, even with my Em10ii, but we’ll see!

Is this lens usable enough hand held? I was thinking of trying the monopod leg from my tripod but not sure if it’s necessary.
Whilst thinking about monopods, would you have the IBIS switched on, as per hand held use, or off akin to tripod use?
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Iíve jumped on the bandwagon (partly inspired by this thread) and my 75-300ii arrives tomorrow.

I will definitely try it out this weekend, and have a herd of red deer up on the moors in mind, especially as itís rutting season. Hopefully I can get close enough and I guess theyíll be easier to focus on the BIFs, even with my Em10ii, but weíll see!

Is this lens usable enough hand held? I was thinking of trying the monopod leg from my tripod but not sure if itís necessary.
Whilst thinking about monopods, would you have the IBIS switched on, as per hand held use, or off akin to tripod use?

I only use hand held so cant say about IBIS and monopds,if you want to use it at 300mm you wil need to keep the ISO down it seems to help with apparent sharpness.


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Re: Just bought the 75-300

So the lens arrived a couple of days ago and today I went out to give it a bash, pretty much my first ever attempt to photograph anything at these sort of focal lengths - especially wild moving targets

It was a very overcast day, with rain showers meaning the camera spent a large amount of time under my jacket and I had the ISO cranked up to 1000 most of the time. I'm clearly no wildlife photographer but enjoyed the day thoroughly, managing to find 3 separate groups of red deer, with the stags calling out for rutting season. I only fell down 3 times too!

In between the rain showers I managed to stumble across the moor and find this fella! Around 250mm, taken at 1/500th, f6.5, iso1000

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So the lens arrived a couple of days ago and today I went out to give it a bash, pretty much my first ever attempt to photograph anything at these sort of focal lengths - especially wild moving targets

It was a very overcast day, with rain showers meaning the camera spent a large amount of time under my jacket and I had the ISO cranked up to 1000 most of the time. I'm clearly no wildlife photographer but enjoyed the day thoroughly, managing to find 3 separate groups of red deer, with the stags calling out for rutting season. I only fell down 3 times too!

In between the rain showers I managed to stumble across the moor and find this fella! Around 250mm, taken at 1/500th, f6.5, iso1000


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