Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
jf_tea Senior Member • Posts: 1,007
non-Pentax solution: MFT + 100-300 Pana or FZ200

The Panasonic 100-300 is light and amazing. Right now, you can find last year MFT bodies at very good price (less than $300 perhaps).

The FZ150, FZ200 and SX50 are alternatives. You loose details a lot as soon as you go higher than ISO100 on a compact sensor.

(I have tried the 55-300. See my Flickr "Nature" set. It was good enough, but, 450mm equiv. I found the 100-300 sharper. It could have been my copies. Statistically, it's not enough to predict much).

 jf_tea's gear list:jf_tea's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Olympus PEN E-PL1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 +9 more
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