100-300mm or 100-400mm?

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lescrane Contributing Member • Posts: 750
Re: 100-300mm or 100-400mm?

For wildlife you can use all the reach you can get.....
I have both.  I used the shorter one when I need to really travel light and I'm not going to need the reach, eg, shooting waterfowl close, sports close etc.
As far as IQ, the biggest difference I see is in color and CA (much less on the PL).
I'll bet in terms of sharpness, each one is close at it's extreme, but if you were to shoot both at 300mm, the PL would come out on top.  jI think the Lumix  Vario is a better bargain, the PL is overpriced but th best choice

 lescrane's gear list:lescrane's gear list
Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 +2 more
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