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Panasonic 100-400mm lens shots

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Wasabi Bob, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    I just posted several photos I took earlier this week at Imaging USA in Atlanta. These are “out of camera” – no Photoshop work. I shot these using a GX8, most of them at ISO 1600. For an early sample, these look pretty good. More on my Flickr account at
    H-RS100400 100-400 Panasonic Lens

    I just realized that the date was incorrectly set on my camera!
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  2. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for the first hand information. Can you give us a review of the lens?
  3. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    I had the opportunity to use it at the Imagining USA show in Atlanta earlier this week. The Panasonic guys made it very clear that it was a very early sample. Build quality of this lens is very solid. This is a heavier and longer lens than most are accustomed to using. While I shot it hand held, a monopod or tripod are definitely advised. Dual IS (GX8) made shooting this lens very easy. I do hope to be able to get my hands on a sample in the near future. I'd be happy to try and answer any questions that others may have.
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  4. Whatiam

    Whatiam Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2014
    Were you able to try close focus capability? The lens supposedly focuses to 1.3 meters giving a magnification of .25x. I'm curious as to whether it focuses that close across the entire zoom range.
  5. MedicineMan4040

    MedicineMan4040 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    East TN
    Really interesting images!
    I pre-ordered the first day the Leica 100-400mm was available.
    Interesting because some of the first images where the ISO is pushed
    for mFT standards.....on some images ISO 3200! Now that is testament to the GX8
    and this lens.
    What noise killing software do you use?????'
    The images are all fantastic. Can't wait until this lens ships.
  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Those posted are all 100% out of camera with no NR. Internal camera settings were all default. When I use NR I use DxO. DxO is the only software I know of that applies specific NR based on the camera you use. DxO analyzes each camera model and build a custom noise profile for the camera and lens.
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  7. MedicineMan4040

    MedicineMan4040 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    East TN
    Thanks for mentioning DXO. I too use DXO Optics 10....I'll def. use it when the 100-400 gets here.
  8. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
  9. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Those are some nice images.
  10. Nice piece of gear! A touch long for portraiture though, don' you think? LOL
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