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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    hmm, guess to get the most out of the 100-400, it is best to pair it with a GX8. Not sure how well the 100-400 will balance with the GX8's rangefinder style body without some sort of vertical grip.
    I think the GX8's integrated grip could be just fine, check out the camera in this video: In the field with Panasonic's new 100-400mm zoom
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    thanks for the video link!

    Indeed it does look like the 100-400 mates well with the Gx8. It still looks a little large for the GX8, but isprob no where as large as the Oly 40-150 pro or the Oly 300mm pro.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    thanks for the video link!

    Indeed it does look like the 100-400 mates well with the Gx8. It still looks a little large for the GX8, but isprob no where as large as the Oly 40-150 pro or the Oly 300mm pro.
    I think it's very close to the 40-150/2.8 in size, and would complement that lens well.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Tiresome and a waste of time ... anyway, overall conclusion: it's the GX8 you want. period.
    Or it might depend on your budget.
    At seemingly common prices on the FM B&S board, one can land the GX7 + 35-100/2.8 for less than a new GX8 (and the 7 + a lens takes MUCH better shots than an 8 w/o! ). Though with the GX8, finding that the tucked-in-coat monitor covered w/GreatEasternBlizzard snow should be less alarming! (I had the E-M5 + 12-40 outside of coat, and glad for their toughness.) (But, yeah, I see GX8s showing up at around $800, now.)

    Now, on the issue of this latest, vogue come-on of "dual-/synch'd-"IS/OIS, does anyone else besides me smell something dubious? ---something along the lines of the standard marketing promise that more is better? I find it odd that OIS & IBIS that were made to do a job (independently) should be so readily rearranged to work together. I'm thinking that it might cost each half some of what it would do well alone just to cooperate --call it some sort of *overhead*. And to this point, Tyson's remark hit that nail on the head, at least by his assessment with one lens --to wit:
    Secondly, and more impressively, the OIS on the PL 42.5/1.2 kicks the Dual ISís *** at just about every increment. Again, Iím not sure if this is congruous with all other Dual IS compatible lenses as the Nocti is the only Dual IS compatible lens I own, so take that to heart here.
    Btw, I recall someone posting a fellow's testing that put the 35-100/2.8's OIS tops at 3.5 EV, the 12-35/2.8 2nd w/3.3, and the E-M5(i) 3rd with 3.0. --for whatever that's worth, in pixels or keystrokes. (And recall that Tyson had the GX7 nearly bettering the E-M5, 2 vs. 5.) Much a YMMV thing.
    Beyond that is asking if such differences have real practical effect, just as the every so often mpix boost can be questioned.

    I look at it as 2-axis ventures out ... and then along comes 5-axis; little 2-axis returns to the duel "dual'd" (that'll show 'em); well, 5-axis knows a good marketing trick when it sees one and "syncs" right into it! What next? (We had the Trac II for a LONG time before someone thought to raise the ante with 3 blades, which drew the 1-ups response of 4, and then, as Dave Barry so aptly put it, "Gillette convened their research group to find which number comes after 4" !

    But, yeah, GX8 w/swivel-display for portrait orientation, tougher body (and maybe welcome size bump), and ... .

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post

    But, yeah, GX8 w/swivel-display for portrait orientation, tougher body (and maybe welcome size bump), and ... .

    -d.
    Congrats Dan, looks like you convinced yourself getting a GX8 ...

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    This may be of interest for those eyeing either the 100-400mm or the 300mm :

    Lumix Diaries Leica 100-400mm Samples | Natural Exposures, Inc.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    This may be of interest for those eyeing either the 100-400mm or the 300mm :

    Lumix Diaries Leica 100-400mm Samples | Natural Exposures, Inc.
    It's the first time I see a picture of that illustrious larger lens hood
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Looking good Bart. Thanks.
    The first 300/4 have been delivered in Australia it seems.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    I noticed the link this morning and only managed to look at the samples now.

    How is it that Dpreview are consistently able to take the best kit available and create truly mediocre test samples?

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    I noticed the link this morning and only managed to look at the samples now.

    How is it that Dpreview are consistently able to take the best kit available and create truly mediocre test samples?

    LouisB
    Something I also do not understand. I meanwhile have lost lot of desire to look at their site - really degraded overall during the past years

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    I noticed the link this morning and only managed to look at the samples now.

    How is it that Dpreview are consistently able to take the best kit available and create truly mediocre test samples?

    LouisB
    I've got to agree: the provided samples here are not convincing, to say the least.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Release in the UK has been put back to "end March, early April".

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    And even more samples: New Panasonic 100-400mm lens test by Daniel Cox | Photoshelter

    But is it me or are these samples lacking 'bite' and sharpness ?

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    And even more samples: New Panasonic 100-400mm lens test by Daniel Cox | Photoshelter

    But is it me or are these samples lacking 'bite' and sharpness ?

    I kind of do not like these results, cannot say why ....

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    I have placed my pre-order for this lens, but so far I much prefer the images that I have seen so far from the Oly 300mm. I just hope that someone else will produce images in the field that will inspire me to retain my order.

    Compare with Robin Wong's Olympus Pro 300/F4 images and he is a self confessed non sports or wildlife photographer!
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    And even more samples: New Panasonic 100-400mm lens test by Daniel Cox | Photoshelter

    But is it me or are these samples lacking 'bite' and sharpness ?

    This may be a dumb question but how do you know these were shot with the 100-400?

    I quite like them, in fact I think they are an improvement on his original photos but I can't see any EXIF info or explanation on the pages which say which camera and which lens he was using.

    TIA for showing me where this.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    https://youtu.be/nX86kXFN7RU

    Japan's Winter Wildlife with the GX8 & 100-400mm Leica: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    From the video I get sort of the impression what equipment he is using?
    What's your take LouisB?
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Another review of the 100-400

    The Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Review - MirrorLessons

    looks promising, even in combination with the EM1 and AF tracking
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    https://youtu.be/nX86kXFN7RU

    Japan's Winter Wildlife with the GX8 & 100-400mm Leica: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    From the video I get sort of the impression what equipment he is using?
    What's your take LouisB?
    Thanks for that dpreview link, K-H.
    Indeed, those are the same images and not sure yet and while they look a bit better that could be due to the smaller format.
    The same images in the link in my post are much larger.
    No time now to do a thorough comparison, it has to wait till this evening when I'm back from work.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Another review of the 100-400

    The Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Review - MirrorLessons

    looks promising, even in combination with the EM1 and AF tracking
    Thanks, Peter. Promising indeed, but still - I also find those images lack the 'bite' of the Oly 300 ... K-H's samples proof to be excellent in my view.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    https://youtu.be/nX86kXFN7RU

    Japan's Winter Wildlife with the GX8 & 100-400mm Leica: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    From the video I get sort of the impression what equipment he is using?
    What's your take LouisB?
    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks for that dpreview link, K-H.
    Indeed, those are the same images and not sure yet and while they look a bit better that could be due to the smaller format.
    The same images in the link in my post are much larger.
    No time now to do a thorough comparison, it has to wait till this evening when I'm back from work.

    Kind regards.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks, Peter. Promising indeed, but still - I also find those images lack the 'bite' of the Oly 300 ... K-H's samples proof to be excellent in my view.

    Kind regards.
    Thanks all for clarifying the links. The video is amazing. I can't believe the punishment the GX8 and that lens is taking. Giving that the lens extends I would have expected that no amount of weather sealing would protect it (especially looking at all the snow on it while it is extended) but it seems to work.

    I like the photographs - they are much better than the Dpreview samples gallery which was quite bland.

    If anything my desire for the lens is increased further!

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Thanks all for clarifying the links. The video is amazing. I can't believe the punishment the GX8 and that lens is taking. Giving that the lens extends I would have expected that no amount of weather sealing would protect it (especially looking at all the snow on it while it is extended) but it seems to work.

    I like the photographs - they are much better than the Dpreview samples gallery which was quite bland.

    If anything my desire for the lens is increased further!

    LouisB

    Well in that case you already have the fitting camera, the GX8.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pana...dmc-gx8-review
    Congrats and good luck with getting the lens soon!
    I am looking forward to your images taken with that combination!
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Well as many know from this thread and others, I am a devotee of Lumix Leica DG lenses and for wildlife in particular, of zoom lenses. However whilst the snow monkey sequence is very good this lens so far is not producing images with the wow factor (contrast, sharpness etc} that I am seeing for similar images produced with the Olympus mZuiko 300/F4. This review is a good example, just scroll down to the images Robin Wong: Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS PRO Lens Review
    There are a number of similar reviews

    I am seriously considering canceling my order for the 100-400 in favour of the 300/F4 and try to get used to the extra bulk and keep the mZuiko 50-150Pro on my other E-M1 body for when the darned critters decide to get closer!
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks, Peter. Promising indeed, but still - I also find those images lack the 'bite' of the Oly 300 ... K-H's samples proof to be excellent in my view.

    Kind regards.
    I quite agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    Well as many know from this thread and others, I am a devotee of Lumix Leica DG lenses and for wildlife in particular, of zoom lenses. However whilst the snow monkey sequence is very good this lens so far is not producing images with the wow factor (contrast, sharpness etc} that I am seeing for similar images produced with the Olympus mZuiko 300/F4. This review is a good example, just scroll down to the images Robin Wong: Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS PRO Lens Review
    There are a number of similar reviews

    I am seriously considering canceling my order for the 100-400 in favour of the 300/F4 and try to get used to the extra bulk and keep the mZuiko 50-150Pro on my other E-M1 body for when the darned critters decide to get closer!
    I exactly feel the same way!

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    Well as many know from this thread and others, I am a devotee of Lumix Leica DG lenses and for wildlife in particular, of zoom lenses. However whilst the snow monkey sequence is very good this lens so far is not producing images with the wow factor (contrast, sharpness etc} that I am seeing for similar images produced with the Olympus mZuiko 300/F4. This review is a good example, just scroll down to the images Robin Wong: Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS PRO Lens Review
    There are a number of similar reviews

    I am seriously considering canceling my order for the 100-400 in favour of the 300/F4 and try to get used to the extra bulk and keep the mZuiko 50-150Pro on my other E-M1 body for when the darned critters decide to get closer!
    I think you should. In my case part of the decision is budget. I just don't feel comfortable spending the additional £700 for the 300/4. But I have to agree the output of the 300/4 looks amazing. As you may have read I am extremely - let me emphasise that - EXTREMELY - pleased with the Oly 7-14 I bought. The first ever Oly lens I have owned, so I can appreciate they may have the edge on Lumix DG Leica glass.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    My favorite - and only - Lumix Leica DG lens: Nocticron 42.5/1.2
    My favorite Oly lenses: 7-14/2.8, 12-40/2.8, 40-150/2.8, 300/4, MC-14 and the 75-300/4.8-6.7 II
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    I had a more detailed look at the video from the 100-400 and while I am still not too impressed with the results which are shown it should be clear that these shots were taken under much more suboptimal conditions (humidity, fog, etc.) like the Robin Wong shots from the SA safari with the Olympus 4/300.

    This might also be one of the reasons why the Oly lens shines in comparison to the PanaLeica lens - just to be fair.

    Having said this - I am still tending more now to the Oly 4/300, as Olympus is my main (only so far) m43 system and the 300 would be a great complement to the 2.8/40-150 and the TC1.4 I already own.

    Just hoping for the new EM1 mark2 to be released sooner than later - I WANT that new 20MP sensor which performs already superbly in the PenF.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    My favorite - and only - Lumix Leica DG lens: Nocticron 42.5/1.2
    My favorite Oly lenses: 7-14/2.8, 12-40/2.8, 40-150/2.8, 300/4, MC-14 and the 75-300/4.8-6.7 II
    My favorite lenses for MFT :

    Olympus 12-40mm F2.8, Olympus 75mm F1.8
    Panasonic 25mm F1.4, Panasonic 20mm F1.7

    I like the results of the 40-150mm F2.8, but can't put it among the favorite as it is too big and too cumbersome.

    Other lenses I like less :
    Olympus 12mm F2 (the pro zoom is just as sharp), Olympus 45mm F2.8 (my copy is decentered)
    Panasonic 7-14mm F4 (it can exhibit purple blobs on Sony sensors) Panasonic 14mm F2.4 Pancake (I like the size but it has too much distorsion)
    Samyang 8mm F3.5 fisheye (difficult to focus correctly or I have got a bad copy).

    Lenses I don't care for :
    Olympus 12-50mm zoom and the slower 40-150mm (it is light and very nice to handle but once you have seen the results if the pro version you don't want to shoot with it anymore).
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    I have now changed my pre-order for the PanaLeica DG100-400 for the mZuiko 300/F4 Pro lens. The only downside is that delivery will not be available until mid year here in the UK. So K-H you were darned fortunate to get yours!

    However I am now totally convinced that it is the right thing to do and I already have the MC14 to provide me with an effective 840mm field of view, should I need it. My next trip to Africa is not until September/October in their spring time so I should have it by then, if Olympus can keep up with demand.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Thanks Dave and good luck!

    I pre-ordered the 300/4 lens at the earliest possible moment from Amazon. My neighbor did the same. Her lens arrived at the same afternoon as mine.
    I get the impression though this lens is a smashing success?

    BTW, I find the Oly 40-150/2.8 PRO of similar quality as the 300/4.
    That lens also works with the MC-14.
    Which lenses do you use in that focal length? TIA.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

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    I have now changed my pre-order for the PanaLeica DG100-400 for the mZuiko 300/F4 Pro lens. The only downside is that delivery will not be available until mid year here in the UK. So K-H you were darned fortunate to get yours!
    Amazon is saying 25th March. Mind you, they were wrong about the 100-400. Just thought you should know.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

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    Thanks Dave and good luck!

    I pre-ordered the 300/4 lens at the earliest possible moment from Amazon. My neighbor did the same. Her lens arrived at the same afternoon as mine.
    I get the impression though this lens is a smashing success?

    BTW, I find the Oly 40-150/2.8 PRO of similar quality as the 300/4.
    That lens also works with the MC-14.
    Which lenses do you use in that focal length? TIA.
    I have all of the Olympus mZuiko PRO lenses ie 7-14, (awesome!) 12-40, 40-150 (also an awesome lens) the 300 F4 will I understand complete the Pro series of lenses thank goodness, as I'm now broke!!
    Oh and I also have the 75/1.8mm premium lens, the new 14-150 weatherproof zoom (OK as a lightweight general purpose lens but nothing like the Pro lenses). I also own the Panasonic Leica DG 45/2.8 macro Elmarit which produces beautiful images with a smooth buttery bokeh and the Panny 100-300 which has been my wildlife lens since leaving the Sony brand some years ago. The images that I have seen from the 300/F4 pro is closer to those that I obtained from the Sony 100-400 which on my old Sony A700 gave me a field of view equivalent of 600mm at full zoom. It is a very good lens but very heavy and in it's silver colour not ideal as a wildlife lens!(a camouflage cover soon disguised that!)

    Two E-M1 bodies and a FL 600 flash completes my current arsenal except for a Panasonic LX100 with its lovely F1.7 zoom lens which I use for everyday walking and family stuff.

    Does this answer your question K-H?
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Thank you Dave. Yes, it does. You have a great set of tools.
    I have never looked closely at the 75/1.8 lens. Maybe I should.
    For macro I use the 60/2.8 MACRO lens as it supports focus bracketing/stacking.
    I am appreciating my m4/3 system more and more.
    In particular hand held tele shots with image stabilization seem like magic.
    Thanks again.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    K-H
    Oh sorry I forgot that I also have the 60mm mZuiko macro! It is a very sharp lens which is great for insects etc., but for more general use I find that it is a bit too sharp as it gives me that clinical sharpness and harsh bokeh so different from the Panaleica DG45/2.8 which renders a much more "artistic" image in my view. The 60 mZuiko is undeniably sharper and the extra reach is very useful for macro work in the wild but it is not the lens I reach for portrait work ie children and their young mothers, but is OK for male and craggy weather beaten faces!
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    K-H
    Oh sorry I forgot that I also have the 60mm mZuiko macro! It is a very sharp lens which is great for insects etc., but for more general use I find that it is a bit too sharp as it gives me that clinical sharpness and harsh bokeh so different from the Panaleica DG45/2.8 which renders a much more "artistic" image in my view. The 60 mZuiko is undeniably sharper and the extra reach is very useful for macro work in the wild but it is not the lens I reach for portrait work ie children and their young mothers, but is OK for male and craggy weather beaten faces!

    Many thanks Dave.
    I think for portrait shots I should use my Nocticron 42.5/1.2.
    I wonder how it compares to the DG 45/2.8?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Thank you Bart for the link.
    Very informative, also considering the comments.
    However, I am coming to a different conclusion.
    I might be spoiled and biased by my Oly 300/4 though.
    So be it.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Not sure if this was posted before or if all of you are using FB, but I liked this informative video regarding Oly's 300/4 in-lens IS: https://www.facebook.com/OlympusOMD....7174458682620/
    If it works as advertised it's pretty cool, no ?
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Not sure if this was posted before or if all of you are using FB, but I liked this informative video regarding Oly's 300/4 in-lens IS: https://www.facebook.com/OlympusOMD....7174458682620/
    If it works as advertised it's pretty cool, no ?
    Know this video now since some time, pretty amazing indeed.

    From what I see, hear and read, even from folks like Lloyd, who is in general rater skeptical and negative but in this case rather enthusiastic about the 4/300, I guess tis is the right lens to add to my arsenal. Just makes so much more sense overall.

    Plus staying in the Olympus ecosystem is for sure helpful IMHO.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Not sure if this was posted before or if all of you are using FB, but I liked this informative video regarding Oly's 300/4 in-lens IS: https://www.facebook.com/OlympusOMD....7174458682620/
    If it works as advertised it's pretty cool, no ?

    Thank you Bart. Very cool indeed. I think I also so a similar video early on on an Olympus website.

    From my observations with E-M1/5.2 and 300/4 and even with MC-14, pressing the shutter button halfway down focuses and simultaneously stabilizes the image to an amazing degree - provided all stabilization features are switched on. Especially, if I sit or lean my back against some support so that my body doesn't sway. Taking the finger then of the shutter button keeps the image still focused and after a fraction of a second one can clearly see the image jerking around due to involuntary muscle twitching. Of course, that's what IBIS is supposed to do with other lenses as well. However, my personal impression is - although I can't prove it - that this image stabilization seems to work particularly well with this lens in combination with the two mentioned cameras.

    Please, let me quote Arthur C. Clarke again. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws, quote:

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

    Well, for me that seems to be the case here.
    But, having spent my entire professional career with computers for scientific purposes, I am one who is constantly amazed anyway that hyper-complex computer chips and derived systems work at all!
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Guess what ? Just got a call from my local camera shop ...
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    A few quick indoor snaps ...











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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Congratulations Bart!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Bart,

    samples look great! What camera did you use?

    Thanks

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    Re: PANALEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3

    Your first images with the DG200/400 are looking good Bart. I am looking forward to seeing some of your shots taken with this lens in daylight now.
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    It's definitely a Leica...

    (now, if only one of the two pre-orders I've made can come through for me...)
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    A few quick outdoor snaps ...













    Verdict: I think it's great (for a zoom)
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    Lovely stuff, Bart. This lens was made for your eye! Looking forward to more.

    All the best,
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