Olympus 150-400 vs 300/4

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Girish vaze Forum Member • Posts: 83
Olympus 150-400 vs 300/4
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Here is the link to the Flickr album containing images of the same static target taken with the 300/4 and 150-400.

the 150-400 was on em1x and 300/4 was on em1m3. both were on a tripod side by side. focus was s-af. ISO, aperture, shutter speed were manual. IS was on. 3 photos with 3 second timer and 2 sec between photos were taken for each focal length. Best of the 3 was chosen.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/191715835@N06/albums/72157718042950953/with/50877197971/

to my eyes, the 150-400 has better resolution/sharpness across the range even wide open. I am going to repeat the test with 300/4 on em1x and 150-400 on em1m3 just to see if there's any difference. I will update later if any change.

just by the sheer number of photos, u can see how many combinations are possible with the 150-400. even with the teleconverters, the photos were crisp.

overall I am really liking this lens and serious wildlife's should certainly consider it. I would go so far as to say its viable to migrate from the other FF mirrorless options to m43, just for this lens. I know that's a big claim. Its still early days and I haven't used it much in the field yet but I recently shot flamingos with this lens in very similar setting as I had shot few years back with the canon 800/5.6 and so have a reasonable basis for comparison.  What little I have used has convinced me.

the original .jpg can be found on my google drive as below. there are also still some .orf there if anyone wants to access them

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MfV20ZEkcyvNDSLq22vm9vy8jjzNK4PE?usp=sharing

I look forward to your comments and thoughts.

regards

Girish

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