I zoomed in on the head shot comparison of Herons. Couldn't differentiate between two. What's surprising though is that PL's 400mm is actually 342mm of Olympus. Whaaaa?
Good. I like that website. Their content is pretty descriptive and all encompassing. From the size comparison, it doesn't look like Olympus would fit in my bag the way PL fits (vertically) that's a minor bummer. I wish it had the same built in hood like PL. Those are really convenient. I havent used the large hood on PL ever.Performance wise it seems to be a notch better than PL100-400.
Think its going to be a great companion to the Oly 12-100, quite amazing to have that range and quality with only two lenses and such "small" package.
Not a stupid decision! Just a disappointing one. This is NOT a Pro lens! Sync IS is a Pro lens feature & would have added to the cost to make this lens compatible with that.cross post
Here are the Olympus USA official specifications. Sync IS is NOT supported, a stupid decision, especially since the part/tech already exist for the less expensive 12-100 lens. Note too that the Lens IS deteriorates with each TC. Other than that is seems to be a well designed lens.
Why the need to buy a extra lens hood when its cluded with the lens?
Ahh, thanks. It showed up as new item just above 100-400 on bhphoto. Ok I stand corrected.All the retailers I’ve looked at show it as included. But sure if you need a spare...
Actually, the 100-400 lens was already compatible with that model, with just the Focus Stacking being added in the FW update, unlike the other camera models that needed compatibility updates as well.“Today Olympus launched 3 products: super telephoto zoom lensM.Zuiko 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS and two new cameras OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Mark IIIs.”
Taken from Robin Wong’s blog. What is that Mark IIIs? Does he means a firmware update that make the previous EM10 a “new camera”? Could not find any reference to that but I’m at work and only using breaks to check the web.
Would love to see a “new” E-M1 mk3 through a new firmware update but the one that came out only refers to better support for the new 100-400.