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Old Mar 16, 2015, 7:10 AM   #1
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Default Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Here are some shots from the Australian Grand Prix from the wrong side of the fence. Definitely the toughest shooting conditions for me, shooting through wire mesh, posts (obstructing your view, limited area to frame your shot), sunlight on fence.

Come on Olympus hurry up and bring out the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 PRO. The M.ZUKIO 75-300II is just a consumer lens and does the E-M1 no justice. Getting more disappointed with this lens comparing the image quality with my 12-40 f2.8 Pro and seeing all the sample shots from the 40-150 f/2.8 Pro (my one is on backorder with Olympus Australia).

Anyway had my little rant and here are some shots from the F1 GP.
























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SUPER!!!!! Thanks Tom... the 75-300 worked well for these, nice work.
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Consumer lens or not, those are good shots. Good color and focus; and showing excellent panning skills with the subject in focus and the background burred to show the feeling of speed.
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Lens looks plenty good enough to me . . .
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Fantastic Shots
I would be very happy if those were my 75-300 shots
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Great shots, regardless of your concerns about the lens's capabilities. F1 is just a tough sport to capture.
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Great shots Tom, the 1st and last shots are my favorite.

Looks very sharp to my eyes.

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Thanks for the comments everyone, looking back maybe I was to critical of the 75-300II, For the price it is a very good lens, a little soft at the long end compared to the rest of the zoom range, but this is common with most zoom lenses of this focal range & class on most systems. I guess I am frustrated in the time it is taking Olympus to bring out Pro m 4/3 lenses since the release of the E-M1 (there flagship m4/3 camera). I know it takes time to develop & build lenses but I think there should have been more available at the release date or there abouts.
I know there are Pro 4/3 lenses but in my situation the E-M1 was my first step into the world of m4/3 so I don't own any 4/3 lenses and would not buy any as I would prefer to buy m4/3 lenses.
Thanks again everyone for the kind words and making me realise that I was a bit to harsh on this lens. Sometimes it doesn't matter on the quality or price of your equipment it what you do with what you have.

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nice set TG - I enjoy seeing the cars from varieties of angles.
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Now that the 14-150 m4/3 Pro is out, are you planning on buying one? Or will you wait for the m4/3 Pro 300mm which is coming this year?
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