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Olympus Pen E-P2 The second Micro Four Thirds system camera from Olympus, this time with a clip-on high resolution viewfinder.

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Old 20th April 2011
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E-P2 and m,Zuiko 75-300mm Lens

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.

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

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

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

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

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Re: E-P2 and m,Zuiko 75-300mm Lens

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.

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