Showcase Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Mk II

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I accidentally posted this photo in the MK I thread, so I deleted it and attempted to post it in the correct thread. But for the life of me I can’t find it. So I give up. Here’s the image. Moderator you can move or delete this as you see fit. I’m going to bed.

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'tick tock'

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I found a used copy. This is from a series of initial hand-held test shots from my driveway.
300mm wide open (f/5.6) at 1/1000s, ISO400, cropped down to about 70%. Room for improvement, but okay for a first attempt at super-telephoto I think.
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Aperture of f/4-5.6 is bit difficult for birds in the bush, this was at ISO3200.
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Some examples at 300mm wide-open. First one uncropped, second one cropped ever so slightly for composition.
Both needed a little bit of extra C/A correction in ACR, but it seems to have cleaned up okay without too much loss in quality.

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All but one of the images in the Urocyon littoralis thread (so far) are from the 100-300 II. Mostly towards the long end; from a look at the EXIF 188mm is the shortest there.
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I spent the weekend visiting family in Tauranga, and went to the beach on Sunday morning where we all enjoyed boogie boarding near Mount Maunganui, and I took lots of photos. Here are a few of various family members enjoying the surf, all taken with the 100-300ii on my G85.
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More pūkeko

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The lens suffered an unfortunate tumble onto loose gravel on the return leg of this outing... a few scratches and dents in the end cap/hood, but fortunately still fine optically and mechanically. :doh:
 

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Heavily overcast, so ISO1000 and 2500.

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First try out of a new lens. The usual selection of brick wall shots seem acceptable.
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anthonyrc

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No complaints about sharpness at F8. Crop is 100%. Shot was taken across the river Exe so may benefit from a lower level of softening due to atmospheric effects.
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Does OK at 150mm
 

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Went plane spotting with this lens on the E-M1. It did very well until it got dark...

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The A380 is ginormous - this is only at 127mm, the other pictures are at 300mm and cropped to varying degrees.

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There were massive heat waves coming off the tarmac taxi strips between the camera and main runway... lots of shots were kind of ruined by this towards the end.

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Panning at 1/500s worked just fine, I kept OIS on (no IBIS).

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A pair of F-16s from Misawa AFB (Japan) arrived for an air show over Easter. They arrived at sun down so not much light left - the C-AF with this lens on the E-M1 (which had been fine earlier in the afternoon) nose dived at this point.
 
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