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New 14mm and 100-300m on HK site.

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Looks genuine - good set of images 'of' and 'with' these lenses. Google translation of forum post on OMUser.

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  2. couchpotato

    couchpotato New to Mu-43

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    Aug 3, 2010
    Thanks, bilzmale. Those pictures look quite good indeed. Hope the 100-300mm will have better IQ than the 45-200mm.
     
  3. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

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  4. DennisC

    DennisC Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    I really hope that the new 100-300mm is both sharp and fast focusing.

    The 45-200mm lens put me off m4/3 completely.
    I used it with a G1 at the Miramar Airshow and the soft images , slow focus and vignetting at the 200mm end left me disillusioned.
    Subsequently I found it performed better on the GF-1* but by then I'd moved on again to APS-C and enjoyed the extra quality.

    Still got the G1 and GF-1 with 20mm , 14-45mm and 45-200mm but they seldom get used.
    Could the 100-300mm be the lens to get me back? I hope so but the samples on the Lumix website look rather soft to me.

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    https://www.mu-43.com/f80/panasonic-45-200mm-f-4-5-6-image-thread-300/index3.html
     
  5. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Hi Dennis,

    I also have the 45-200 and focus is realy slow, in low lights it is even not focussing sometimes.

    Although I will have use for this lens, indeed for sports or fast moving objects it is not a good deal! I wonder if the 100-300 will be that faster since the camera only uses contrast auto focus. Looking at the prices I would expect some improvement in IQ and focus.

    Still I think your DSLR will be better performing. But the GF1 with the 20mm is something to hold on to!!

    Good luck

    Johan
     
  6. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

  7. DennisC

    DennisC Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Thanks for that.
    My initial reaction is that performance looks virtually the same as the 45-200mm.
     
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  8. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Check out the 45-200 thread. The lens is actually very good and I love mine. It is clear from the pictures others have taken with the 45-200, that it is a terrific lens in the right hands. As to the future of M4/3, my feeling is that it is the future. My Nikon DSLR and lenses are in the closet and will probably stay there. The more time you spend with M4/3, the better you get at exploiting its advantages.
     
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  9. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    I'm very tempted by this 100-300mm... my mirror lenses are fun and all but when it comes to shooting moving subjects there is no way I can manual focus accurately enough to get decent shots. I saw it for £449, not bad at all. I guess it's still not enough to do serious nature photography, but a step forward nonetheless, and probably the best one can do now with a native micro4/3 lens. I wonder if I should sell my 45-200mm if I get this one, just to feel less guilty about it!