Panasonic needs to update the 100-300mm lens

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
jhinkey Senior Member • Posts: 2,798
Re: Panasonic needs to update the 100-300mm lens

I'd be happy if they kept it the same focal length range and aperture range, but significantly improved the sharpness overall and especially in the corners/edges at 300mm wide open.  With such limited aperture at 300mm wide open sharpness is paramount as most shots would be done at f/5.6.

If they released a significantly improved version it would go well with my 12-35/2.8, 42.5/1.2, and 75/1.8 as a travel kit that included reach and low light capabilities.

I seriously looked at the 100-300, but could not get over the lack of sharpness near the long end and instead grabbed the very very good 45-150 Pany for a lot less.

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