Canon 5D/100-400L IS vs. Panasonic GF1/45-200

Started Jan 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
OP Robert Deutsch Forum Pro • Posts: 10,229
Re: Nice, thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Amin. I appreciate your comments.

For me, the practical difference between the 5D/100-400L IS and the GF1/45-200 combo is that there would have to be a specific reason for me to take the Canon setup--e.g., going to the zoo or a sports event where they allow DLSRs, and when I want to make sure that I'm using the best equipment I have available. The difference with the GF1 is that I can carry it with the 20 f/1.7 mounted, and the 45-200 is small enough to carry in a coat pocket "just in case," and I'm confident that it will still allow me to get good photos. Also, the 100-400 is a BIG lens, and attracts a lot of attention, which may not be desirable. The GF1/45-200 combo is more unobtrusive. I've taken pictures with it at a couple of church concert events, and no one seemed to pay attention to me. I'm sure this would not have the case if I had been using the 5D/100-400!


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