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Just ordered a Pany 100-300 OIS! What to expect?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Jonathan F/2, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'm a telephoto guy. I prefer the image isolation and quality of shooting from afar. Saying that...I read all the review, all the user feedback and after a lot of back-and-forth decision making, I decided to pull the trigger on the 100-300! I tried a 45-200 OIS and was sorely disappointed by that lens. All user accounts say the 100-300 OIS is better.

    I'm now building my m43 kit which now consist of the G3, GF2, 14, 20 & soon to be 100-300! I'm used to fast sharp glass from my Nikon kit, but since there is no faster alternatives, the 100-300 seems to be my only option. Is there anyone who wasn't satisfied with the 100-300 results? The 45-200 OIS I had wasn't adequate at 200mm. If I stick around 200-250mm, will I be satisfied with the 100-300 sharpness? Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse, but just want to get some fresh perspective, thanks!
  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Looks good, in fact your samples were the ones that really pushed me over the edge to buy it! Though I don't plan to do close-up photography with it, I'll most likely shoot it at infinity quite a bit, so I guess I'm wondering how will the image quality be with further distant subjects? I know the bokeh will be spotty, but that's not really a big deal for me. My main concern is image sharpness.
  3. dcisive

    dcisive Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I think you'll love it

    I don't use it as much as my 45-200 due to size and not requiring that much reach all the time, but it sure is fun to work with. Here's a few samples on a G3.

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