May 10, 2019 by Diane
I Want to Love This Lens
I have had the lens about a month now and while I have not given up on it, I am struggling to get any consistent focus no matter what the settings. When it has gotten focus the quality of the image is wonderful, it is just so rare to get focus in a situation where my other lens hits focus consistently. So far I have more keepers with the plastic fantastic 40-150 lens with a heavy crop. All new equipment takes some time to kind of find the sweet spot and get the best out of it, so I keep trying, but I am staring to wonder if this is a hit or miss lens and some copies are better than others? Diane, Please contact Olympus Technical Support for assistance with consistent focus using this lens. distec@olympus.com
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March 3, 2019 by Jimmy
Outstanding range but needs lots of light to excel
A very good, somewhat specialty, lens. You just have to accept and work with its limitations. My shots have great detail, contrast, and color, even out at 270-300mm; but only, really, when shot in full daylight. Otherwise, in dim light, the lens struggles to find focus. I would not use it as a primary travel lens because of the 75 mm low end -- for my purposes, the 14-150mm (which I have and love) or new 12-200mm would be far better choices for travel. And, for street photography, one of the primes -- 12mm f/2 or 17mm f/1.8 are great.
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January 19, 2019 by kjs
Nice lens for shooting sports from the stands
My son is an athlete and this lens has been just the ticket for taking photos from the stands. Lots of nicely focused shots at high zoom. It's light weight makes it easy to throw in the bag, and easy to hold when taking photos. Very pleased with the purchase.
January 10, 2019 by Josef
It was great for the 2017 eclipse, and next in 2024, in USA
I used it with my OM-D E-M1 on a clock drive to shoot the 21 Ausust 17 solar eclipse from Nebraska and using the remote and a 2-second delay, I was able to get about 35 shots from 1 sec to 1/1/000 sec and still had time to observe with binoculars during totality. I combined four shots at 1/8, 1/25, 1/125, and 1/500th, all at ISO 100 and f8, full telefoto at 300mm setting, 600mm 35 eq., to get a great composite. Note this for future solar eclipses, including the one on 8 Apr 2024, thru Texas to Ohio and beyond. Too bad I can't attach it here!
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November 6, 2018 by Max
Ideal Telephoto Zoom Lens
Pros: 1. Amazing range of zoom 2. Very light telephoto lens 3. Some say it's not sharp. Well, it is rarely a problem to me. (I've shot some birds photography with super sharp feather details when zooming in) 4. Aperture gives great bokeh. 5. Makes you look pro that is for sure a good thing. 6. Also perfect for sports, yes, including fast moving sports like cycling. Cons: 1. When in really low light conditions, the images won't be as sharp. 2. The aperture isn't enough to balance the overly high ISO when in low light condition. For all of the words above, when I say low light, I refer to bright level of 4 or lower on a scale of 1-10. This low light condition is best perceived as the lighting under shadows of a bunch of giant, tall tree in the afternoon.
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