Panasonic needs to update the 100-300mm lens

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,466
Re: What diameter/filter size would it be?

Lab D wrote:

PC Wheeler wrote:

I have that lens and agree. But I'd rather see a new lens of the quality shown in the 12-35 and 35-100 lenses -- maybe a 100-300 f/4 OIS weather-sealed and with great optics. It would cost substantially more, but I'd sure like to have such a lens.

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For micro four thirds what would be the smallest diameter possible for a 300mm or a 250mm F/4 zoom? I would "settle" for a 70-250 F/4.

Perhaps this will give you an idea:

I too would certainly like a 100-300/4 if it could be made about as small and light as the current 100-300. But since that's not the case, I'd prefer a 100-300/4-5.6 or 75-300/4-5.6 made to higher quality standards than any of the long tele zooms we currently have. Something like the Canon 70-300/4-5.6L although preferably smaller and lighter. The Canon still weighs more than one kg, which gives you another idea of what a 100-300/4 might be like.

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