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Panasonic needs to update the 100-300mm lens

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jhinkey
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Re: Panasonic needs to update the 100-300mm lens
In reply to Lab D, May 2, 2014

I'd be happy if they kept it the same focal length range and aperture range, but significantly improved the sharpness overall and especially in the corners/edges at 300mm wide open.  With such limited aperture at 300mm wide open sharpness is paramount as most shots would be done at f/5.6.

If they released a significantly improved version it would go well with my 12-35/2.8, 42.5/1.2, and 75/1.8 as a travel kit that included reach and low light capabilities.

I seriously looked at the 100-300, but could not get over the lack of sharpness near the long end and instead grabbed the very very good 45-150 Pany for a lot less.

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