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

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the swan is ashamed - because he has not yet washed his neck and head :whistling:

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Black Skimmers

Every spring the Black Skimmers descend on Sarasota's Lido Beach for mating and raising chicks. The challenge is to get shots of them as they ply the surf along the shore for fish for their young.

Black Skimmers have a wingspan of about 4 feet and fly at about 20 MPH while "skimming". The strange, uneven bill of the skimmer has a purpose: the bird flies low, with the long lower mandible plowing the water, snapping the bill shut when it contacts a fish. Unlike most birds, their eyes have vertical pupils, narrowed to slits to cut the glare of water and white sand.

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Some squirrels. We have millions of them. Though I can't complain, they eat all the silver maple samaras, so less of those coming up everywhere. Ah the circle of life.
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Got this lens last week and have yet to really use it, but I had to take a couple of test shots with it from my balcony.
First a couple of new high-rise apartment buildings (high for Stockholm).
All taken in the evening but high ISO is no real problem with DxO DeepPRIME NR.
These buildings are about 3km away, this is without any cropping.
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Next a about 100% crop of the right hand tower.
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And another lower down on the building to get the bird in frame.
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Now a picture of the radio masts that stand in Nacka about 12km away. It is about a 50% crop.
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Not very artistic pictures, I know!
But being able to get these shots hand-held is amazing to me!
I will try to get back with other more interesting pictures once I have really started to use the lens.
 
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Got this lens last week and have yet to really use it, but I had to take a couple of test shots with it from my balcony.
First a couple of new high-rise apartment buildings (high for Stockholm).
All taken in the evening but high ISO is no real problem with DxO DeepPRIME NR.
These buildings are about 3km away, this is without any cropping.
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Next a about 100% crop of the right hand tower.
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And another lower down on the building to get the bird in frame.
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Now a picture of the radio masts that stand in Nacka about 12km away. It is about a 50% crop.
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Not very artistic pictures, I know!
But being able to get these shots hand-held is amazing to me!
I will try to get back with other more interesting pictures once I have really started to use the lens.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It will perform and handheld at low speed is possible.
I never use a tripod.

Curious what's on top of that building. A permanent crane?
 

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I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It will perform and handheld at low speed is possible.
I never use a tripod.

Curious what's on top of that building. A permanent crane?
Yeah, I think it is a permanent crane, as you can see from the first picture there is one on each tower.
It is in the city and the streets are a bit narrow so it would be hard to get a crane in there to do maintenance.
I think the left tower (eastern one) is about 120 meters and 35 floors high, the other one is 104 meters and 30 floors.
 

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Got this lens last week and have yet to really use it, but I had to take a couple of test shots with it from my balcony.
First a couple of new high-rise apartment buildings (high for Stockholm).
All taken in the evening but high ISO is no real problem with DxO DeepPRIME NR.
These buildings are about 3km away, this is without any cropping.
View attachment 897654
Next a about 100% crop of the right hand tower.
View attachment 897655
And another lower down on the building to get the bird in frame.
View attachment 897656

Now a picture of the radio masts that stand in Nacka about 12km away. It is about a 50% crop.
View attachment 897657
Not very artistic pictures, I know!
But being able to get these shots hand-held is amazing to me!
I will try to get back with other more interesting pictures once I have really started to use the lens.
Congratulations. It's one lens I've never regretted buying.
 

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A few with the 100-400 at the Goodwood festival of speed.
this is the winning car in it's class lapping other cars

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A few from the MotoGP race in Austin TX this weekend
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I love how people say this is not a sharp lens...

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Rybicky said: "I love how people say this is not a sharp lens..."

I have both the Panny 100-400, and the Oly 100-400; and as a test several nights ago, using the same EM1-2 camera and settings, I did a test just to answer that question in my own mind. Results: virtually identical images SOOC, with the edge going ever so slightly to Olympus, and that could be credited my holding skills (or lack of). One thing that is noticeable, the Panny image is ever, so slightly larger. Sorry I accidently deleted the files and it's too cloudy and cold out there to repeat the test. One thing that is very nice about the Panny is that it is sized better and balances better on my EM5-2. John
 

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Rybicky said: "I love how people say this is not a sharp lens..."

I have both the Panny 100-400, and the Oly 100-400; and as a test several nights ago, using the same EM1-2 camera and settings, I did a test just to answer that question in my own mind. Results: virtually identical images SOOC, with the edge going ever so slightly to Olympus, and that could be credited my holding skills (or lack of). One thing that is noticeable, the Panny image is ever, so slightly larger. Sorry I accidently deleted the files and it's too cloudy and cold out there to repeat the test. One thing that is very nice about the Panny is that it is sized better and balances better on my EM5-2. John
I would suspect the matching of brands helps your cause, because dual-IS is most valuable in these long lenses.

The PL100-400 can be very sharp—you just have to get what you want sharp into the narrow focal plane. It can just be easy to miss, so technique really matters.
 

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