Oly 100-400mm - why so big?

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Oly 100-400mm - why so big?
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I had a Minolta (35mm FF) 100-400mm f4.5-6.7 lens which was very light and small (840gm, 149mm length, 72mm filter). When I moved to M4/3 I bought the Panasonic PL 100-400mm f4-6.3 and was surprised that it was a bit longer and a bit heavier. But it's even more surprising that the Oly 100-400mm F5-6.3 is even bigger again than the PL 100-400mm (1120gm, and 205mm length, 72mm filter).

Olympus always used to make small equipment - surely they could have made this lens smaller?

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