Question about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Question about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
In reply to pavinder, Mar 28, 2013

pavinder wrote:

JCB123 wrote:

A faster aperture version would be larger and heavier. A constant f4 version might not be too much larger, but f2.8 would be quite a beast.

There are not many choices in the native lens line up for exotic super telephoto. If you want a lot of reach you might want to consider using Canon, Nikon, et al lenses via an adapter. That will be manual focus and aperture only mind.

Native m43 options are Panasonic 45-200, Panasonic 100-300, Olympus 75-300.

Thanks for the comments John.

You are welcome

Yes, I imagined size/weight might be an issue.  And I'll compare reviews of those alternative lenses too.

Yes please do that. Look at slrgear, lenstip and photozone.

I saw the Panasonic 45-150, 45-175 and 45-200 at the shop today - definitely need to research the differences other than their FL.

I own the 45-200 and its a very good lens for the price.

I'd considered an adapter and DSLR lenses, but the main reason I've just bought into M4/3 is to reduce size/weight so I'd be contradicting myself a little.  But if adapters are cheap, I'll dig out my old FD Canon lenses and test them at a shop, see how they feel.

Well yes and no. A 300mm FF lens on m43 gives the same field of view as a 600mm lens on FF. With telephoto lenses it is reach that you are after so FOV is paramount, and the difference in size weight between a 300mm & 600mm optic is massive.

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John

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