Showcase Olympus 100-400 f/5.0-6.3

Hendrik

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Very nice, useful lens - easy to live with. Very happy I bit.

Red-tail hawk, cropped to ~6mp before resize.
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Sparrow, cropped to ~12mp before resize.
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Black-capped Chickadee, cropped to about 8.5mp before resize.
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Turkey, cropped to ~14mp before resize.
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E-M1MarkIII M.100-400mm F5.0-6.3 + MC-14 560mm f/10.0 1/800s ISO 1000​
560mm. MC-14. f/10. WOW!!! :eek-31:
 

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Looks to me that this lens is a rebranded Sigma 100-400 f5-6.3 in an M43 mount. The Sigma looks the same and is of nearly identical dimensions and weight... but the price is less than half.

https://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/sigma-100-400mm-f-5-6-3-dg-dn-os-7625

What do you think? Is it the same lens?
A lot of people think this and I don't actually know what the conclusion was. The Sigma/Oly comparisons were a hot discussion before the lens was released.
News&Rumors about 100400, search: Sigma.
News&Rumors 100400 imminent, search: Sigma.

Specifically this post showing the differences/similarities of the Sigma/Oly optical designs.

I'm not bothered either way. The lens performs beautifully and is tiny compared to APSC/FF equivalent focal length lenses that I've rented.

Here's a coyote I ran into in Yosemite the other day. Really glad I hike with this lens mounted so I can grab it on the fly. It's a wee bit cross eyed we all think. Was sauntering around keeping its eyes on the ground; likely hunting for rodents.

Oly RAW wifi download to Google Pixel 2XL, processed through LR mobile.

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It's not the same. There are differences and most of all, Olympus has added features that didn't exist.

You can convince me otherwise by getting both of the lenses and doing scientific, repeatable studies showing that they will produce 100% identical photos in every situation. Your move. ;)
 
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It's not the same. There are differences and most of all, Olympus has added features that didn't exist.

You can convince me otherwise by getting both of the lenses and doing scientific, repeatable studies showing that they will produce 100% identical photos in every situation. Your move. ;)
I used to travel to Helsinki on business and loved the quiet of snowfalls at night. But winters are much better in Spain. Was out hiking in the countryside today and it was 18C and sunny. You can't beat that in February.
 
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A lot of people think this and I don't actually know what the conclusion was. The Sigma/Oly comparisons were a hot discussion before the lens was released.
News&Rumors about 100400, search: Sigma.
News&Rumors 100400 imminent, search: Sigma.

Specifically this post showing the differences/similarities of the Sigma/Oly optical designs.

I'm not bothered either way. The lens performs beautifully and is tiny compared to APSC/FF equivalent focal length lenses that I've rented.

Here's a coyote I ran into in Yosemite the other day. Really glad I hike with this lens mounted so I can grab it on the fly. It's a wee bit cross eyed we all think. Was sauntering around keeping its eyes on the ground; likely hunting for rodents.

Oly RAW wifi download to Google Pixel 2XL, processed through LR mobile.

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Probably, Olympus sent design specification to Sigma and had them produce the lens in the name of Olympus. Photo revenue and profits being what they are today, makers probably do a lot of production outsourcing. Great photo of the coyote!
 

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Personally, I couldn't give a stuff if it was made by Oly, Sigma or tupperware as long as it's good build quality and gets the job done optically !
 
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Personally, I couldn't give a stuff if it was made by Oly, Sigma or tupperware as long as it's good build quality and gets the job done optically !
Agree. Was thinking for a while about buying the Sigma and trying it on my metabones smart adapater, but then... its f6.3 at 400mm and honestly I'd rather shoot f4 at 300mm and crop. So I convinced myself not to change... surprise!
 
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Agree. Was thinking for a while about buying the Sigma and trying it on my metabones smart adapater, but then... its f6.3 at 400mm and honestly I'd rather shoot f4 at 300mm and crop. So I convinced myself not to change... surprise!
Agree. I was thinking the same thing. If the Sigma at half the price is nearly the same lens, it would be a consideration on an adapter. I am thinking the Oly will be cheaper down the road and I am waiting for now.
 
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