Pany 100-300mm on E-M5

Started Sep 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Pany 100-300mm on E-M5
In reply to dave92029, Sep 5, 2012

Hello Dave,

I think that the Pany is a good lens and that the price is more realistic than the Oly price.

But I had both lenses on my OM-D for half an hour and I compared the IQ examples I found in the web.

I came to the conclusion to wait a bit longer till i have the money for the Oly 75-300.

Why?

  • Size: The OIS in Pany is not necessary for OM-d users but makes the lens heavier and bigger

  • IQ of Oly is one or at least 1/2 class better, I saw a test picture with tree leaves against bright sky where the Pana had much more difficulties

  • Oly has 75 mm and is very, very sharp at the short end. I do sometimes macros with my 14-150+Marumi achromat and I would be very happy to use the achromat with the 75-300 Oly lens.

  • The aperture difference seems to be smaller than the numbers indicate (pen and tell states the Oly is 1/3 stop faster than indicated)

I think you already found information about both lenses, for all others here some links I found (use Google translate for the first one):
http://pen-and-tell.blogspot.de/2011/05/70-300-vs-100-300-teil-ii.html

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-m-zuiko-ed-75-300mm-f-4-8-6-7-lens-review-18990

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-g-vario-100-300mm-f-4-0-5-6-zoom-lens-review-17763

This review impressed me most, unfortunately there is no corresponding review for the 100-300 on slrgear
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1373/cat/15

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