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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


My main landscape work is done with Sony, but I have a new Pen F Oly that is my walkabout
friend.
I am interested in a good tele, preferably 300mm or more, that has the best bird sharpness results. I have read a lot about the Oly 300 vs the Pan Leica, but I suspect there are more candidates available- Price is not a huge consideration, but what I have seen so far only the Oly 300 fits this niche.
Ideas are appreciated.



Apr 01, 2017 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


Herbc wrote:
I am interested in a good tele, preferably 300mm or more, that has the best bird sharpness results. I have read a lot about the Oly 300 vs the Pan Leica, but I suspect there are more candidates available...


In native micro four-thirds? I could be wrong, but i don't really think there are many alternatives to the Oly, outside of a slower zoom. You can use adapted lenses, or an Oly 300 2.8 four-thirds DSLR lens (if you can find one), but they will have greater or lesser autofocus limitations depending on the body and adapter combination you use.

At a 600mm-equivalent FOV, this focal length is still rather niche for the format, unfortunately.



Apr 01, 2017 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


Other candidates:
four-thirds:
Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 Digital ED SWD
300mm f/2.8
All require an adapter and are probably slower focusing than the lenses you mention.
Canon lenses:
100-400L
400L
etc...
Would require an adapter, again with slower focus. The 400mm focuses reasonably fast with a metabones adapter.

There are other consumer zoom lenses xx-300mm in m43 format, but the optical qualit is not that great.

Right now the Oly m43 300mm f/4 and Pan Leica 100-400 are the best options in native format.



Apr 01, 2017 at 08:07 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


Thanks, that seems to be it- Leica had a nice tele that was in this range, I will have to hunt one up. I am leaning toward the 300, but the 100-400 is lighter and has some appeal, although from what I read it is not as good as the 300 in image quality.


Apr 01, 2017 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


There isn't another m43 or 43 lens with a higher resolution or sharpness than the Oly 300/4 PRO. Olympus have said that this is the sharpest lens they have ever produced.


Apr 02, 2017 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


There isn't another m43 or 43 lens with a higher resolution or sharpness than the Oly 300/4 PRO. Olympus have said that this is the sharpest lens they have ever produced.


Apr 02, 2017 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


looks like the 300 is it.
thanks for the replies.



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


I believe that the Pen F supports dual IS (sync IS) with the Oly 300 but not with the Panasonic lenses.


Apr 24, 2017 at 03:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


Herbc wrote:
looks like the 300 is it.
thanks for the replies.


Might want to see what output is good enough for your work?
Greg






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/7.1    1/800s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/800s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/10.0    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    350mm    f/8.0    1/500s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 24, 2017 at 03:56 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


Thanks a ton Greg- I was leaning toward the PL after considering the lack of a zoom. I tried out the Canon G3X and sent it back, but your work is all anybody could ask for. I will order the pl. Thanks again.


Apr 24, 2017 at 02:14 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


The Olympus optical stabilization provided with its E-M5 and E-M1 cameras works in tandem with that in the Olympus 300mm f/4 lens. I get sharp pictures shooting hand held with this combination at shutter speeds as slow as 1/8s. It is truly remarkable. I might add the 100-400mm but would not go with this instead of the 300mm lens as I would lose in the optical stabilization and in speed with the slower zoom lens.

The Olympus 300mm f/4 and the 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom lens will also work with the Olympus 1.4 teleconverter.



Apr 24, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


getting more confused- I have a Pen F, which I presume has the same IBIS that the other have? So the oly 300 would work with the Pen F as well??


Apr 25, 2017 at 04:47 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Telephoto question about Oly vs Pan Leica


The Pen-F comes with sync-IS as part of its IBIS, so it should work with the 300mm/f4 and produce about 6 stops of IS. Per the info from the B&H site about the Pen-F:

"For increased stabilization when working with longer lenses that incorporate lens-shift type image stabilization, 5-axis sync IS is also supported, this combines the effectiveness of the sensor-shift image stabilization along with the lens-specific optical image stabilization. This helps to compensate for up to six stops of camera shake for more effective handheld shooting with telephoto focal lengths and slower shutter speeds."

Jim







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