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

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DynaSport, Nov 21, 2017.

 
 
  1. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    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.

    3B796164-D227-4074-B643-4E2C3C0897D5.
     
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  2. I think for lenses that are optically identical there may not always be a separate thread... e.g. DJI 15mm versus PL15mm, P20mm I/II...
     
  3. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    Except they aren’t.
     
  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I've updated the name of this thread.
     
  5. travelbug

    travelbug Mu-43 Veteran

    229
    Oct 20, 2014
    'tick tock'

    intra4 fb.
     
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  6. 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.
    1-D2080514e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400
     
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  7. Aperture of f/4-5.6 is bit difficult for birds in the bush, this was at ISO3200.
    1-D2100710e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    200mm    f/5.0    1/500s    ISO 3200
     
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  8. 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.

    1-D2100694e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 320


    1-D2100686e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 1600
     
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  9. archaeopteryx

    archaeopteryx Mu-43 Veteran

    438
    Feb 25, 2017
    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.
    P1020370-web.JPG
     
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  10. Another pūkeko
    1-D2181395e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 640
     
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  11. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Veteran

    485
    Jan 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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.
    P1070238.
    P1070272.
    P1070396.
     
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  12. More pūkeko

    1-D3032643e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    ISO 400


    1-D3033061e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 400


    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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  13. Heavily overcast, so ISO1000 and 2500.

    2-D3073421e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 1000


    5-D3073605e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 2500
     
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  14. anthonyrc

    anthonyrc Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Feb 5, 2013
    First try out of a new lens. The usual selection of brick wall shots seem acceptable.
    crow.
    DMC-G80    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 800
     
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  15. anthonyrc

    anthonyrc Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Feb 5, 2013
    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.
    coffee.
    DMC-G80    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200
    coffee crop.
    DMC-G80    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200
     
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  16. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
  17. anthonyrc

    anthonyrc Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Feb 5, 2013
    Skimboard.
          150mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO Array
    Does OK at 150mm
     
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  18. Went plane spotting with this lens on the E-M1. It did very well until it got dark...

    1-D3254416e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    127mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 400

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

    1-D3254148e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    1-D3253929e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/7.1    1/1600s    ISO 200


    1-D3254023e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200

    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.

    1-D3254232e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200

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

    1-D3254659e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 1600

    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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  19. Bokeh is good at 300mm wide open.
    1-D3254538e.
    E-M1    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II    300mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 250
     
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  20. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Veteran

    485
    Jan 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yes, the Bokeh is one of the things I really like about this lens. Nice shot!
     
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