Top Dog If You're Using a OM-1

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Top Dog If You're Using a OM-1
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I had the opportunity to use a contender to the Olympus 100-400 for several days, the Panasonic/Leica 100-400. That lens is smaller and lighter. However after 2 exhaustive days of shooting birds and distant waterfalls and landscapes it became evident to me, comparing the results back and forth, that the Olympus was far more consistent in it's focus accuracy and reliability. Also it out resolved the distant subjects at the full 400mm (800mm eq. in ff) length of shooting. Using the built in image stabilization of the OM-1 was all that was needed to confirm this and all was shot handheld in manual mode at 1/2000th sec to remove most if not all shake issues.

That said I'd consider this lens to be the best choice for those working with top Olympus or OM Systems bodies.

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OM-1 Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Olympus 25mm F1.2 Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C (X-mount) Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS +17 more
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS
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