Milkweed alert

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GeorgianBay1939
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Re: Milkweed alert
In reply to B-rad, 4 months ago

B-rad wrote:

Nice shots. How do you like that lens? I'm thinking of getting the new version for my new M10. Thanks.

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Brad
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Thanks Brad.

I use the Panny 100-300 mm a lot as I am now obsessed with BIF, birdies in trees (warblers etc), bugs and wildflowers.

Its IQ is sufficient for me. Jorginho posted some fine imagery here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53077503

ISSUES for me:

Very sticky barrel to change FL. I've pencilled it and polished it with microfibre. So to change FL, I hold the lens and rotate the camera body. It would be HORRIBLE to change FL will shooting video. I think that this stickiness seems to vary from unit to unit.

Manual Focus used to be "sticky" also but is improving with use.

The AF is not very fast compared to newer lenses, like the 35-100mm. Andrew Smallman has some very useful 100-300 mm AF info here: http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.ca/2014/06/panasonic-gh4-user-review-part-5-100.html

f/5.6 at the long lens makes it difficult to get wildlife in heavy shade or late in the day. I would buy a stabilized 300 mm f/4 lens with fast AF in a heartbeat. That would pair up nicely with the 14-140 mm, also a great lens.

"the new version"  ???

Tom

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