which telephoto zoom would be better?

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TN Args
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Re: Panasonic for the Future
In reply to CrisPhoto, 2 months ago

Totally agree Christof. At no time do I want to bag the 50-200, what a fantastic lens. My post was to correct the idea that the 100-300 is some kind of unusable shocker, especially at 300. If Ming Thein recommends it, yes with provisos, but still, it is a highly usable lens and people should be buying it, not being put off and redirected to some much larger and heavier lens with a TCV.

My advice to the OP is to be pragmatic and buy the 100-300 and use it and prove to yourself what you think. It is compact, functional, light, good glass, reasonable performance, good price, and (if necessary) quite re-sellable.

It grabs AF very quickly. It shoots at 2-3 fps with continuous AF. It shoots as fast as your camera can go without AF.

I would still be interested to know the continuous AF shooting speed of an E-M1 with 50-200 and TCV, with subject on the move and needing refocusing? Someone has tried this?

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