EM10 Mk4 and 100-400mm Lens On Sale in September 2020 !

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I love that it says Happy Christmas Darling on the 100-400 box. Oh wait, did I dream that bit? :whistling:

The price is slightly better than I expected. TC support is a nice bonus. Colour me interested,
 

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Price better than expected for me. Will be interesting to see how the lens IS holds up against the in body IS on the 1.3.

Also interested to know what max aperture is at 300mm and comparisons between 40-150 plus MC-20 at that point.
 
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Price better than expected for me. Will be interesting to see how the lens IS holds up against the in body IS on the 1.3.

Also interested to know what max aperture is at 300mm and comparisons between 40-150 plus MC-20 at that point.
Its f6.3 at 300mm.
 
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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.

https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/olympus-100-400mm-vs-panasonic-100-400mm/
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.

Edit: I'm rather surprised at the IQ difference. Did they have a poor copy of PL? Even on mobile device I can see difference, on a large monitor it would be even more stark.
 

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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.

  1. Focal Length
    100-400mm
  2. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
    200-800mm
  3. Lens Construction
    21 elements in 15 groups (4 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 2 HR lenses)
  4. Dust & Drip Proof
    IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1
    (applies when the lens is used with Olympus splashproof Body) / Dustproof construction
  5. Focusing System
    High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
  6. Angle of View
    12 degrees (Wide) - 3.1 degrees (Tele)
  7. Closest Focusing Distance
    1.3 m (at all focal lengths)
  8. Maximum Image Magnification
    0.09x (Wide) / 0.29x (Tele)
  9. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
    0.17x(Wide) / 0.57x (Tele)
  10. Minimum Field Size
    202.4×152.1mm (Wide) / 60.3×45.3mm (Tele)
  11. Number of Blades
    9 (Circular aperture diaphragm)
  12. Maximum Aperture
    F5
  13. Lens IS Mechanism
    VCM (voice coil motor)
  14. IS Performance
    Lens IS: 3 steps*
    * According to CIPA standards; with yaw and pitch applied and focal length set to 400mm.
    * 5-Axis Sync IS is not supported.

    Lens IS Switch ON: the lens stabilizing function is operative.
    Lens IS Switch OFF: the lens stabilizing function is disabled. The stabilizing function of the camera will operate according to the camera setting. To disable all stabilizing functions, disable the functions on both the camera and the lens.
  15. Filter Size
    Diameter 72 mm
  16. Lens hood
    LH-76D Lens Hood
  17. Dimensions
    ⌀86.4×205.7mm
  18. Weight
    1,120g (without Tripod Adapter, Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap and Lens Hood)
  19. Box Contents
    LH-76D Lens Hood, LC-72D Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, Instruction Manual, Warranty Card
  20. Related Accessories
    Zuiko PRF-ZD72 PRO Protection Filter, LH-76D Lens Hood, LC-72C Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, LSC-1127 Lens Case, DR-79 Decoration Ring


  21. With MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter:

  22. Maximum Image Magnification
    0.12x (Wide) / 0.40x (Tele)
  23. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
    0.24x (Wide) / 0.81x (Tele)
  24. Minimum Field Size
    143.5×107.9mm (Wide) / 42.8×32.1mm (Tele)
  25. IS Performance
    Lens IS 2 steps** According to CIPA standards. With yaw and pitch applied and focal length set to 560mm.


  26. With MC-20 2.0x Teleconverter:

  27. Maximum Image Magnification
    0.17x (Wide) / 0.57x (Tele)
  28. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
    0.34x (Wide) / 1.15x (Tele)
  29. Minimum Field Size
    101.2×76.0mm (Wide) / 30.1×22.6mm (Tele)
  30. IS Performance
    Lens IS 1.5 steps** According to CIPA standards. With yaw and pitch applied and focal length set to 800mm.
 
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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.
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.
The Pro lens is still to come with Sync IS (150-400 f4.5 lens).
 
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With the 2X converter this lens will be a serious competitor to the Nikon P950... That's 1600mm versus 2000mm.
 

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“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.
 

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“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.
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.
 

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