Which suits a Pen F better - Oly 75-300mm II or Pana 100-300mm v.1 ?

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Which suits a Pen F better - Oly 75-300mm II or Pana 100-300mm v.1 ?

Reasons for the Olympus:

  • smaller
  • lighter
  • looks better on a small Pen F
  • Olympus brand so will have better jpg corrections in camera?

Reasons for the Panasonic:

  • it has a lens tripod collar so it will be more stable on a tripod because the heavier lens is on the tripod, not the light little camera. This could be important for hi res mode shooting?
  • slightly faster
  • has OIS option if desired. I've found Olympus IBIS to be just as good as OIS though, even at long focal lengths.

Anything I've missed?

I've tested my copies of both these lenses and they are equal in image quality on my EM10 II. I don't have a Pen F yet, and need to sell gear to afford it, so I am trying to ask people for advice which lens to keep. Note I would like to be able to use the high res mode with the lens, it's a key factor. I also mostly shoot jpg only.


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Canon EOS M Canon EOS 6D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM +17 more
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus PEN-F
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