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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

Ian, it looks sharp but a faster lens would have blurred the brick work behind the bird more.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

If the new lens is as good as the old one it's going to be great. That's a stunning shot Ian. Definitely blurred enough background for me.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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It would appear that the 75-300 II is priced to undercut the Panasonic 100-300. And for E-M5 users in particular, remember that you can't shoot sequentially at the full 9fps because the 100-300 is too slow for the camera.

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At least I have the advantage of not having a lens yet (still using the ZD70-300 at present), having the choice of offers now. The Panasonic may not allow 9fps at full aperture, but the other lenses slows it down as soon as the aperture is closed down. I think this Mk II 75-300 should suit what I'm doing & it does look much nicer on the OM-D than the first one.

I am still hoping for a faster zoom that would be similar to the 50-200 lens as I made the choice to get the E-M5 instead of that lens. It might come from Panasonic yet.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

It certainly looks nicer than the previous version and lower cost with it.
I guess we'll now see the current version heavily discounted in the short term.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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It cetainly looks nicer than the previous version and lower cost with it.
I guess we'll now see the current version heavily discounted in the short term.
They'll need to, otherwise they'll become expensive door stops.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

It's not heavy enough for a door stop and there are other m4/3 lenses more suited for paperweights.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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It's not heavy enough for a door stop and there are other m4/3 lenses more suited for paperweights.
You mean all those 4/3's lenses that can't focus properly on M4/3's bodies, don't you? There are some that would keep a large barn door in place.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

I was thinking of the 300mm Tokina m4/3 lens. Shorter and wider so less likely to fall over and roll off the desk.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

I wonder if these will be available at Focus on Imaging with a promotional offer?
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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I was thinking of the 300mm Tokina m4/3 lens. Shorter and wider so less likely to fall over and roll off the desk.
It'll still be lightweight though
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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It'll still be lightweight though
Yeah, I'm a lightweight too, except for the bit around the middle.

I was just doing some calculating of weights to justify getting this lens (75-300) having just ordered myself the HLD-6. Overall, going from using my ZD70-300 to the 75-300 II with HLD-6 will be the same without the extra battery & taking off my present DIY grip will save some weight (it's gotta be 100gm ). There, I have to get this lens now. It's a shame the camera won't fit with the HLD-6 in the small bag I first bought with the E-M5.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

I'm not sure what the weight of the Tokina is but if it's not heavy enough for a paperweight you could always fill it with gravel.
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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

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I guess we'll now see the current version heavily discounted in the short term.
According to Camera Price Buster, Camera World are selling off the original version of the 75-300 for 399 at the moment. Park Cameras and Amazon are taking pre-orders for the new version at 499.

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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

Hi Camera world UK are selling the MKII for 419 including VATm on pre orders.

Just looked

http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/ViewPro...203&prod_name=

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Re: Olympus redesigns 75-300mm MFT Lens

I bought my OM-D from Camera World. Good price and very efficient company to deal with.

May well go for that, I have been pricing used Panasonic and Olympus tele lenses on Ebay.

Update - deposit placed. I have been looking for a long tele, at the moment I only have a Canon FD 300mm f4 which is good but big and not easy to use except on static subjects. Wonder when the lens will be available?

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