Battery Life with the Olympus 100-400

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dgrogers Veteran Member • Posts: 7,194
Battery Life with the Olympus 100-400

First of all, I am pretty happy with the results I'm getting from the Olympus 100-400, even wide open at 400mm as shown below. Having said that, battery life seems to drain faster when using this lens. I would guess that it's the IS system but the 12-100 has IS  and drain from it seems normal. Has anybody else noticed this? Perhaps the IS uses more power due to larger, heavier glass in the lens? Could the AF motors use more power?

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