Triel: 14-140 vs 35-100 vs 100-300 @ 100mm

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Triel: 14-140 vs 35-100 vs 100-300 @ 100mm
10 months ago

Received my 14-140mm II two days ago. The weather is terrible. Out of total boredom, I made a quick test. Three lenses on GH2 mounted on a tripod at 100mm within few seconds apart. All pictures taken in M mode at f7.1, 1/60s, OIS on, Mode 1, 10-sec shutter delay). The center focus was on the bike. Developed in SilkyPix at default settings (just loaded RW2 files and pressed Development).

From what I've been seeing in the two short days I had the 14-140 II on GH2, it is QUITE prone to shutter shock produced by GH2. Much more than any other lenses I have. The relatively small internal elements (compared to 35-100 and especially 100-300) probably find it difficult to cope with the shock waves produced by GH2's shutter. It can be seen here (central 1200*800 crops):

The boring test scene:

The 100-300 came as a clean winner in this "triel". That is actually funny because it only has one ED element, the rest being "ordinary glass", whereas 35-100 and 14-140 II are packed with all kinds of special glass. Perhaps it is because 100-300 can best tolerate the shock waves because of its relative size and heaviness. But who knows?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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