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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October 30, 2018 by Qichan
Great lightweight telephoto lens
Great lightweight telephoto for use with my E-M10 mark ii. Images are sharp and I have used it to photograph birds.
October 26, 2018 by Griz
Terrific Lens - But learn how to use it!
I took this lens to the Galapagos and fell in love with it. But, you must understand photography and learn to use it. The major complaints you'll see have to do with it being "slow". What that means is not that it focuses slow, but rather its aperture range is 4.8-6.7 which limits maximum light entry. So to effectively use it you need to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (which I'm not going to explain). But first, its best quality: focal length range (75-300) and sharpness. Used correctly it will give you razor sharp images. It's only negative from my perspective is that the zoom function is not the smoothest - so when shooting video, if you're zooming during filming, you may get some jerkiness. When I was shooting landscapes and wildlife in the galapagos, I had to be cognizant of the shutter speed I wanted - especially wildlife - and adjust iso respectively. Note that one way - which I tended to use, was shoot in shutter priority and let the camera bump the iso as needed. Occasionally I'd set the iso myself - especially if I wanted to go beyond 6400 which for some reason is the max the OMD EM1 mkii allows it to go to. Note, that yes - you may do a bit of artful noise reduction in post processing, but the results can be absolutely outstanding. One other travel tip: I also had with me the Olympus Tough TG-5 kept in my pocket at all times. My intention was to use this only for snorkeling, but it turned out to be my "wide to 75mm equivalent" camera and my EM-1 with this lens my 75-300. NO lens changing. What a difference in enjoyment of my trip!! It's the only way to travel. (PS: The TG-5 takes truly great images, including RAW, both under the water and on land).
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October 24, 2018 by KatieB
Great lens
Love this lens for wildlife photography, sharp and great colours. It really has brought an extra dimension to my photography.
July 31, 2018 by Rudy
A giant of a little lens.
An unbelievable buy for this focal range especially when you consider its size compared to its 35mm equivalents. Excellent performance up to 200mm and OK beyond that. I am comparing its performance to my 70-300mm Canon L on an 18 megapixel APS-C body.
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