How big would a 100-200 f2.8 m43 OIS be?

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,466
Re: I would love...

Chez Wimpy wrote:

Tomx72 wrote:

Shame, that 3rd party manufacturers - like Sigma don't produce telephotos for m43. pick up a Tamron 70-300VC with a m43 mount / CDAF focus motor. My Panny 45-200 is slightly de-centered, performance at 200mm is hit and miss (mostly miss) and even at f8 there is vignetting and visible smearing in the corners. I like to do compressed landscapes and large stitch panos, so for me the slight difference in size would be worth it for improved edge to edge IQ (and the price of the Tamron is quite reasonable).

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That lens is presumably good. I was about to buy one when I thought my next camera would be a Nikon D7000 rather than something MFT.

However, why not a Pany 100-300? Not so different price-wise from the Tamron I would think, and significantly better than the 45-200. I have the 45-200 as well as the 100-300 and have no reason to think that there is anything seriously wrong with my copy in either case. But the 45-200 can't really stand a comparison with the 100-300 for optical performance and the difference in size and weight isn't that large either, in spite of the greater speed and greater reach of the 100-300. About 500 versus 400 g and about 12.5 versus 10 cm.

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