M4/3 for birding

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PhotonBeam Regular Member • Posts: 204
Re: M4/3 for birding

I have the Olympus 300mm f4 and the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconveters, and find it simply fantastic. When paired with an EM1 style body, I think the weight will be ~0.75 pounds over your goal, though. I have never tried the 100-400mm zooms, but have seen some nice results. The Panasonic 100-400 is tiny, which made it a compelling option, but I wanted the Olympus sync image stabilization.

I not sure how you carry your camera, but I tend to use either a messenger bag or a sling backpack and only take the camera out when actively shooting. I am not sure if a similar strategy would help you balance the weight a bit better or not.

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