M4/3 for birding

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OP Ontarian Senior Member • Posts: 2,187
Re: M4/3 for birding

PhotonBeam wrote:

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.

Thanks for input.

Will use a sling pack, but the carry weight isn't really an issue.  Holding the camera steady with a heavy extended zoom is the issue.  I do take a monopod on hikes sometimes, as it does help steadying a shot and is strong enough to serve as a hiking pole.


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