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

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

1. Redtail
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Warblers
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Duck/Ducklings
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Sparrow
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Killdeer
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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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More Birds from today:

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I forgot to add that these were handheld in 40 MPH+ winds.
 
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First set of Images, most 30 -50', 800mm wide open handheld (some cropped):

1. Redtail
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Warblers
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Duck/Ducklings
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Sparrow
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Killdeer
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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).
Fantastic outing with your new lens.
 

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What camera was the lens on? I have ordered one to use on my GX8.
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).

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)
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:)
 

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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.
 
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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.
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100% crop from a 400mm shot at 200yds. E-M5 II
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Crop from 236mm, C-AF on the E-M1
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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.

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Macro it is says Yoda:

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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
 

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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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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

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Here's some close up examples cross loaded from the Native Lens Forum,
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Courtesy of my wife. E-M5II, ISO 3200, 400mm, Lens OIS, 1/160 sec., handheld.

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