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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


How much better Panasonic is from 100-300 than this Olympus lens? If you guys have shot with Olympus, what is your take? Day and night difference?
I am not interested in bird photography but want to carry a tele for some different looking general shots...
Thanks,
Anurag



Mar 03, 2017 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I am interested in this also.


Mar 03, 2017 at 04:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I started a similar thread here last week: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1477834 and another forum here: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/oly-em-1with-75-300-or-panasonic-100-300mm.89995/#post-989942

General consensus was the Oly v2 was sharper but slower against the Panny v1. However the new Panny v2 is supposed to be better.

I went ahead and purchased the Oly v2 and await its arrival.




Mar 03, 2017 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


Hi,
But my question was Oly compared to Pana 100-400.

svassh wrote:
I started a similar thread here last week: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1477834 and another forum here: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/oly-em-1with-75-300-or-panasonic-100-300mm.89995/#post-989942

General consensus was the Oly v2 was sharper but slower against the Panny v1. However the new Panny v2 is supposed to be better.

I went ahead and purchased the Oly v2 and await its arrival.





Mar 03, 2017 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


nandadevieast wrote:
Hi,
But my question was Oly compared to Pana 100-400.



Sorry your title says that but your first post says 100-300 which is a more common comparison.



Mar 03, 2017 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


The oly is a very small and light lens compared to the pana. (The pana is naturally very small and light compared to FF lenses). The pana has an advantage in picture and build quality. The image quality of the oly is perfectly adequate for normal usage. We use the oly when travelling light and the pana when we are birdwatching.


Mar 03, 2017 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


svassh wrote:
Sorry your title says that but your first post says 100-300 which is a more common comparison.



I think he meant to ask how much better the Panasonic 100-400mm lens is in the 100mm to 300mm range than the Olympus 75-300mm II lens. Correct, Anurag?



Mar 03, 2017 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I think this comparison is going to be subjective and many factors like price, build quality, subject being photographed are to be considered too. If you consider just picture quality, Panasonic 100-400mm is better. Particularly for distant subjects where Olympus 75-300mm produces less detailed image. But is it worth the extra money, you only can decide. I recently bought a grey market Panasonic 100-400 for $1300 and sold my Olympus 75-300mm. No regrets as of now.


Mar 04, 2017 at 01:31 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


For one thing its going to largely depend on if you've got a Panasonic or Olympus camera body.

The 75-300 is going to be challenging on a Panny body without IBIS, while it will work pretty well on any Olympus body with IBIS

The 100-400 will work fantastic on a Panny body with or without IBIS, and also work well on an Olympus body.

I myself shoot a GX8, which doesn't have great IBIS so for me, a lens like the 75-300 isn't even a consideration as I need way more than the 2 stops the GX8 IBIS can give me at 600mm equiv

The 100-400 is a great lens for the money



Mar 04, 2017 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


If only Olympus would hurry up and give us a 100-400 IS PRO, then we wouldn't even need to ask this question . Olympus, take my money, already!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


mitesh wrote:
If only Olympus would hurry up and give us a 100-400 IS PRO, then we wouldn't even need to ask this question . Olympus, take my money, already!


It would have to be a lot better.





  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    2000 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Mar 04, 2017 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400







E-M1 + 75-300/4.8-6.7 II

K-H.



Mar 04, 2017 at 09:26 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


Yes

mitesh wrote:
I think he meant to ask how much better the Panasonic 100-400mm lens is in the 100mm to 300mm range than the Olympus 75-300mm II lens. Correct, Anurag?




Mar 04, 2017 at 09:49 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


That will definitely be great, only if they keep it as light as the Pana.

mitesh wrote:
If only Olympus would hurry up and give us a 100-400 IS PRO, then we wouldn't even need to ask this question . Olympus, take my money, already!




Mar 04, 2017 at 09:52 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I would like to see a 75-300mm f/4 optically stabilized zoom lens from Olympus. Problem with the Panasonic zooms is the image stabilization is lens only and does not integrate with the IS in cameras like the E-M5 and E-M1 as with the 12-100mm and 300mm f/4 lenses from Olympus.

I like the 75-300mm in tandem with the 300mm f/4 lens (with and without the 1.4x teleconverter). Weight is very manageable with these two lenses and they provide the best combination of zoom flexibility with top image quality. I get the 75-300mm at f/6.7, 300mm at f/4, and a 420mm f/5.6.



Mar 07, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


Basically i am not very convinced about 100-400 yet, not because its not good but because i have choices. I am not sure if i buy this or the Oly 300/4 or something else for my 5D4, like the upcoming Sigma, or an upcoming light Canon 300/4 DO like Nikon PF.
In the meanwhile i can buy 75-300 to use it mostly from 75 to 200, ie, 150-400mm.
And wait.



Mar 08, 2017 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


Anurag,

Having seen your photography and knowing that you value mobility and portability, I would think that DSLR telephoto lenses are less appealing due to their size, weight, and cost. Therefore, if I was making the decision for you, I wouldn't even be thinking about Sigma or Canon lenses for your 5D4. I think the P/L would be ideal for you, but the 75-300 may be satisfactory. I don't have that lens, but I'd like to try it out (I just put up a WTB ad looking for one in the B/S Forum). The dark aperture is a bit of concern.




Mar 08, 2017 at 03:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I was impressed by the 75-300 II and used it mostly at 300mm before the 300/4 Pro was available.
It's still an excellent walk around choice for its zoom features.

I don't find the 43 SHG 150/2.0 or the m43 300/4 Pro primes too heavy for that.
The 43 SHG 300/2.8 prime is definitely best used on a tripod as it is too heavy for me handheld.
All 3 primes are superb and in combination with the E-M1.2 are the reason why m43 is my preferred choice for tele applications. Which other system offers the FF equivalent of a 300/2.0 or 600/2.8?

K-H.



Mar 08, 2017 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


I have both 75-300 II and PL 100-400
my 100-400 is less than a week old
I am impressed by the 75-300 II but most of my bird shots were always a little short
I am NOT a prime shooter, so came the 100-400 . The 200 mm ELF is nice and the 100-400 is a little sharper .
All of my shots are Hand Held and the weight of the 100-400 is not really noticeable.
I will sell my 75-300 II and recover some of the 100-400 costs
Just my opinion



Mar 08, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 75-300 Mark II vs Pana 100-400


Yes, you are right.
Last time i used a Panasonic 100-300 on an OM-D (not my equipment), i made few good pictures. Some of them are there in my stream. Basis that experience, yes, i should get a small lens. By the way, i have sold my Canon 100-400, again, because during a trip, i felt it was coming in the way.
If you get to use 75-300, do let me know about it. If its good up to 400mm i will be fine.
No pictures from your 300mm yet
Thanks.

mitesh wrote:
Anurag,

Having seen your photography and knowing that you value mobility and portability, I would think that DSLR telephoto lenses are less appealing due to their size, weight, and cost. Therefore, if I was making the decision for you, I wouldn't even be thinking about Sigma or Canon lenses for your 5D4. I think the P/L would be ideal for you, but the 75-300 may be satisfactory. I don't have that lens, but I'd like to try it out (I just put up a WTB ad looking for one in the B/S Forum). The dark aperture is a bit of concern.





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