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Showcase Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 DG Vario-Elmar

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by D7k1, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    First set of Images, most 30 -50', 800mm wide open handheld (some cropped):

    1. Redtail
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    Warblers
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    a2599136182313.57125e409da84.

    Duck/Ducklings
    3852af36182313.57125e404e640.

    Sparrow
    528e4a36182313.57125e41132e3.

    Killdeer
    4ca42936182313.57125e3fcb075.

    I'll normally use this lens from a tripod but wanted to see if it was possible to use it handheld. I am happy with this lens, but it is going to take some practice for fast BIF's like ducks hand held (for me at least).
     
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  2. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    More Birds from today:

    AB12. kest2. PH1. turles.

    I forgot to add that these were handheld in 40 MPH+ winds.
     
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  3. MedicineMan4040

    MedicineMan4040 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Robert
    Fantastic outing with your new lens.
     
  4. MedicineMan4040

    MedicineMan4040 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2015
    East TN
    Robert
    Great shots! I love the Kestrel.
     
  5. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Thank you
     
  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson New to Mu-43

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    Oct 17, 2012
    What camera was the lens on? I have ordered one to use on my GX8.
     
  7. danelkins

    danelkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Nice stuff, thanks for sharing. Good variety – allows us to confirm the high IQ as well as some minor shortfalls (all lenses have them we just need to know them for greater success)
     
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  8. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Yep, Gx8 - unbelievable camera IMHO. I keep the 12-35mmm on one and the 100-400 on the other (which works great for macro also).

    Yes, I just wish the zoom was not so stiff (from the heavy extending or perhaps its the sealing), but in a year or so I'll probably fondly remember that:)
     
  9. Country Parson

    Country Parson New to Mu-43

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. Now I know what to look forward to when my lens arrives this coming week. Can't wait to get over to the Outer Banks of N. Carolina with it.
     
  10. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
    My copy of the Panasonic 100-400 arrived this week. Here's some of the first images. All shot with either the Olympus E-M5 II, or E-M1.
    (low rez uploads)

    100% crop from a 400mm shot at 200yds. E-M5 II
    P4270080.

    P4270713.

    Crop from 236mm, C-AF on the E-M1
    P4270765.
     
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  11. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
    Today I tried the 100-400 on my E-M1 for some close work on lizards, flowers, etc. So far I have found that I like to shoot it .7 under. Most of these are at ISO 640, F/7.1 or F/8. I tried at F/6.3 but the DOF was too skinny when shooting at 364mm or 400mm at close range. All hand held.
    These images have some cropping.

    P4301196-Edit.

    P4301281.
     
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  12. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Macro it is says Yoda:

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  13. em1user

    em1user New to Mu-43

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    May 6, 2016
    Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
    John Bailey
    Impressive. I have been using my em1 and 75-300 II hand held and wished I had a longer reach a lot of times.
    What is your normal tripod setup with this lens and gx8?

    John
     
  14. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Thank you. This was handheld @ 400mm with the Gx8. I do also use a Manfrotto O55 CF legs (3 section) and an 501 HD video head (worked very well with a D7100/300mm/Tc1.7).
     
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  15. neelsd

    neelsd Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 17, 2011
    Roseville, CA, US
    Panasonic DMC-GH4 + LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3

    • ƒ/6.3
    • 400.0 mm
    • 1/640
    • 400ISO

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    Bird
    by DreyerPictures, on Flickr
     
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  16. neelsd

    neelsd Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 17, 2011
    Roseville, CA, US
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  17. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
    Some P100-400 action shots from the Olympic Pentathlon Trials (also posted in the Native Lens forum)

    These were all shot with the Olympus E-M1, Large Superfine JPEGS at ISO 640, F/7.1, 0 exp. comp. Most of these were shot at 100-150mm and cropped. The C-AF of the E-M1 worked better at those focal lengths than trying to shoot at longer focal length. Range was at about 40-80 yds. Lens OIS was used

    (Low Rez uploads)

    P5062152.

    P5062483.

    P5062887.
     
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  18. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Here's some close up examples cross loaded from the Native Lens Forum,
    P5050065.

    P5050104.

    P5050143.

    P5050275.
     
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  19. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
    Courtesy of my wife. E-M5II, ISO 3200, 400mm, Lens OIS, 1/160 sec., handheld.

    rat_snake.
     
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  20. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yellow Rat or Corn Morph?