M4/3 for birding

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AshleyMC Senior Member • Posts: 1,395
Re: M4/3 for birding

Ontarian wrote:

Want to increase my current reach for birding from 480mm (35mm equiv) to 600mm or 800mm without the kit getting any heavier than my 3.25 lb / 1475 gm Canon kit. That pretty well puts me into the bridge or M4/3 camps.

I was thinking of the Lumix G9 IV or the Olympus E-M1 II as good options and pairing them with either the 100-300 or 100-400 lenses.

Anyone have experience with either of these setups?

Not worried about video performance, but AF and IQ are important.

Hi Don,

I have been using a Panasonic G9 + Panasonic Leica 100-400mm (200-800mm equivalent) combo for a few years.

That was what I bought. That combo was the killer reason for my embracing MFT big time. In my consideration, it is the smallest and lightest in its class — I have used Canon and Nikon. Any other lenses I occasionally use with my G9 are secondary.

The firmware updates, including the recent one, make the G9 an awesome camera, even more so at its current price.

Highly recommended.

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