Took the plunge and ordered the 150-400...

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Ranlee Senior Member • Posts: 2,068
Re: Took the plunge and ordered the 150-400...

Richandhiscat wrote:

Stephane SHG wrote:

Honestly I'd make sure to buy a great Olympus camera with it ( PDAF, Dual IS, live ND, focus stacking ..)

I had an Em1 2, and I prefer the G9 in every way. Handles far better, focuses better (I don't do a lot of bifs), don't use live ND (don't even know what is) or focus stacking. Dual IS appeared to be better in the viewfinder, but the results too often didn't come up to expectations. The G9 with OLY OIS works fine (I've managed 1/60 sec with the 300 + mc20) , and pre burst is superb. And as for the Olympus video quality...

I love Olympus lenses but not Olympus cameras.

It's interesting.  I am very happy with my G9 but when I bought the 300f4 last year I also picked up an EM1-2 to take advantage of the dual IS with the 300.  Surprisingly, results of my own testing showed the G9 utilizing only the lens OIS managed consistently sharper pictures than the EM1-2 combo using dual IS.  So I found no reason to keep the Oly body and sent it back.

I have also thought about the 150-400 but manage to talk myself out of it each time - although it isn't always easy.  So I'm just jealous.  I am sure you will have a lot of fun with it.  Here's hoping you don't have to wait too long to get it your hands.

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