You can buy the Panasonic Leica 100-400 for $1175 at the moment https://www.ryda.com.au/panasonic-leica-dg-100-400mm-f4-0-6-3-lens-hrs100400c9
Not that long after it came out there were lot of threads like the one below here and at DPR. From memory they ended up making some changes to the mount and the sealing gasket but dont remember the details or how accurate they wereTell us more, please.
Yes thats the better linkMount and seals measurements are here:
Yes thats the better link
How do you like to a specific post, not just the page ?
Ha ha ha. So HRC makes an appearance here. The crusade continuesThe Panasonic 100-400 had a lot of problems reported. I eventually gave up after trying several copies, including on different bodies (in several stores, where the sales clerk mounted the lens).
Some users weren't concerned about metal shavings left on their sensor, but I am.
It was, without a doubt, the most frustrating and regrettably lens purchase/decision in my decades of buying gear.
If Panasonic made any changes, I'm not aware of them. This lens is like an old relationship- you learn going forward and warn your friends.
If anyone is considering this lens I would suggest they are comfortable with the return policy, including whether they would get a refund or exchange (including for a refurbished model). That's good advice for any gear.
I'm glad to see the Olympus 100-400 is out, as well as the Olympus 150-400 Pro, as expensive as it is. I'm very pleased with the Olympus 100-400. It fits fine and works wonderfully. I post some images (SOOC) when I first received. I believe SOOC reveals more about the lens than images that may have been edited.
I'm glad we have choices and that some prices are dropping.
Your shot looks good, nice feather detail
So far I have left camera and lens IS on. Dont remdmber the exact recommdnded setting and dont have that camera with me presently. I leave all my cameras at ISO 400 by default, and as you say good light helps.
For me i think it is the weight and stabilization compared to my G85 & 100-300 combo that give me most problems. Dont really have to try with that combo.
Even the G9 with the Pany 100-400 was much easier to use. I only cursed the weight with this combo, no problems using it.
For me i think i will be in for a bit of a learning curve with the EM1.3 and Oly 100-400, bit more than i hoped for.
Wish i had some tips to provide, and use myself apart from more practice
But, a monopod is not a tripod & you will get movement. Having IBIS on will correct for any movement with the monopod & having both on at that focal length for hand holding is even better.Looking around various review sites, I'd say good light is essential. Fortunately, I bought the lens to take pictures of things in the sky
I left the IBIS on in error. Next time I use the monopod, I'll try with and without. Today was also the first time I've used CAF in years, although in this case, I don't think it would have made any difference.