Canon 100-400 5.6L ii on a Panasonic Body (with Metabones)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by aae991, May 22, 2016.

  1. aae991

    aae991 New to Mu-43

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    May 17, 2016
    Stuart
    Has anyone tried this combination yet? I'm just curious how the performance might be compared to the slightly slower new Panny 100-400mm... I'm not assuming anything about the optics yet since I've seen great shots on both lenses (and some not so great ones too!).
     
  2. vbi

    vbi Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 15, 2014
    Cape Town
    I have used the combo on my EM1. SAF is pretty fast and accurate, IQ is very impressive as I would expect from a Canon L lens. No CAF. Very heavy though for a m43 setup (understandably).
    The Pany 100-400 is a far more natural fit on my EM1. One bother is the stiff focus ring but I am assuming it will loosen up. Still waiting to use it seriously in the real world but AF seems fast and accurate in both SAF and CAF.
    Personally I prefer the Pany and will be selling my Canon soon.
     
  3. atarijedi

    atarijedi Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 13, 2015
    I have the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary. I'd say its the same as what vbi describes. CAF is essentially non-existent. I'm thinking about selling my setup to get the Panasonic.
     
  4. aae991

    aae991 New to Mu-43

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    May 17, 2016
    Stuart
    I got the Panny 100-400mm after deciding the Canon glass would be way too heavy and defeat the purpose of m43. Here are a couple of shots I took at 400mm, handheld on a GX85. Pretty darn sharp if you ask me... Long hand held shots definitely take a LOT of practice, but I'm making progress... These shots - especially the robin and the high altitude contrails/jets were heavily cropped and edited from RAW files. Obviously the jets were 7 miles away... The dog was about 20 feet from me. The robin was about 50 feet away, hence the heavy crop.



    Two Jets. Trevi. Robin.
     
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  5. vbi

    vbi Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 15, 2014
    Cape Town
    I posted a image taken with the Canon 100-400 here. But now that I have the Pany 100-400 I will be selling the Canon.