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The Power Lens

For the past week I have had the opportunity to check out Olympus’s newest lens. The M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO. This thing is absolutely amazing and probably one of the SHARPEST lenses I have ever used. Not only is it tact sharp, but it’s incredibly FAST. All of the following images were taken with the 300mm and in a couple cases, I also added the M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 . Because of the Olympus sensor, the focal lengths are 600mm & 840mm equivalent. This lens has built-in image stabilization and when used in tandem with the 5 axis in-body image stabilization of the OM-D series cameras it creates 6 steps of shutter compensation. Everyone of these images were handheld.

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12 Responses to “The Power Lens”


  1. 1 Stuart Friedman
    January 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Fantastic shots Frank. Glad you included the Eagle photos, I know the lens is sharp but I was not sure how well it focused on moving subjects. btw: were the Eagle photos taken at Conowingo Dam?

  2. 3 Walt Paholak
    January 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Frank beautiful images (as usual). The pics pop and the lens looks like a major winner PLUShandhreld!!! Amazing.

  3. 5 Joan Harmelink
    January 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Breathtaking!

    *From:* Franks Photography Blog [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:03 PM *To:* joan_harmelink@wycliffe.org *Subject:* [New post] The Power Lens

    Frank T. Smith posted: “For the past week I have had the opportunity to check out Olympus’s newest lens. The M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO. This thing is absolutely amazing and probably one of the SHARPEST lenses I have ever used. Not only is it tact sharp, but it’s incredibly FA”

  4. 7 mls1881
    January 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Hi Frank, Where did you take these pics? Mom

  5. 8 Nancy Mucciardi
    January 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Please note I have a different email address. I no longer use optonline.net Is this the correct email to use to notify you ? New account is nancymucciardi@gmail.com

  6. January 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Great pictures!! I just wanted to leave a comment that I am totally impressed by the Eagles one!!
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  7. January 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Very well done as always Frank! I have and use all the 4/3rds SHGs except the 300 F2.8 and see no reason to purchase it now, but rather couple this lens with the EM-1. Bokeh looks very smooth, despite some saying it is busy on other sites posted examples. Though pretty specialized, this lens is definitely tempting me! I might have to get back into birding just to be able to use it 😉
    PS: I wish you’d include at least speed and aperture settings along with your posts!
    Thanks

    • February 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      David, Thank for your comments. The lens is one of the sharpest I have used (and fast). As far as my settings, I shot handheld at 1/800 or 1/1,000 at f4.0. My ISO ranged between 640 & 3,200.


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