Olympus 14-150 II or Panasonic 45-200 II for kids sports and travel?

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OP Jonny Boyd Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: The Olympus 14-150 II

caterpillar wrote:

Also, with the GX80/85, you do have a clean digital 2x or 4x zoom. I've tried that and it is very useful. So, in effect, you can go 300mm (600mm FOV 35FF equiv) if you just use 2x digital zoom. I've used this even up to 4x and a small sign on the a golf course shot from a 6-7 storey building, smaller than the size of your G80 shutter button, with no digital zoom (150mm), yielded clear the message written on it at 4x digital zoom, and later further zoomed in in the back LCD to be able to read it. I think we zoomed in another 4x-8x at the lcd. But this shows you how sharp and contrasty that Oly 14-150 ii.

A 2x zoom would drop resolution to 4MP which is just about usable, but 4x to 1MP would be fairly useless.

It's good to hear that the 14-150ii is so good though. Thanks for your advice.

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