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Panny 100-400 announcement coming soon

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Repp, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
  2. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Here's a nice video on the new lens. Looks great. Will be an interesting comparison between this and the Oly 300. Hope it works well with Olympus bodies.

     
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  3. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Yes, we Olympus users are going to want this lens bad. :bowdown:
     
  4. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    I don't disagree. We need to know if there is any chance for dual IS to work between the brands.
     
  5. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    I see its dimensions are 83 x 171mm, 985g, 72mm filter.

    My early guess was 80 x 160mm, 1000g, 72mm filter. Not too bad.

    Another line of logic led me to estimate 175-180mm long.

    I think this lens is exactly what µ4/3 needs.
     
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  6. sriracha

    sriracha ballistic photons

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    Jan 22, 2011
    I wonder if this will be able to get some decent moon shots
     
  7. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    500
    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I really hope so. The 100-300 isn't very sharp on the 300 end of the zoom. That would be a very positive selling point for me.
     
  8. Machi

    Machi Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    May 23, 2015
    I expect very good IQ (for 1800$ it isn't cheap).
    At 400 mm focal length atmospheric turbulence will be often bigger problem than IQ of the lens.
     
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  9. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    690
    Nov 18, 2013
    Think this and another Gx8 or Gh5/EM1 II will mean I can finally sell all of my Nikon stuff. If DFD is fast with CAF then I have no need. Still need a 7-14 though.
     
  10. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    Very doubtful. The µ4/3 compatibility specs were written long before many of these more recent technologies were incorporated in cameras and lenses. For instance, the current Olympus camera image processors vary processing depending on lens characteristics, so it only works with Olympus lenses. Panasonic DFD also depends on lens characteristics and only works with Panasonic lenses. Even many Panasonic lenses need FW updates to work with Dual IS.
    Makers use product differentiation to increase sales so they're not going to give it away.
     
  11. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  12. atarijedi

    atarijedi Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 13, 2015
    It should. I mean, I have a Sigma 150-600mm, and it's OS works with the IBIS in the EM1. I have it setup for lens IS priority when using that lens, since Lens OS works better for telephoto than IBIS does because the camera body is so far away from the COG. Pretty sure all the OMD EMx cameras w/ IBIS have this feature.
     
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  13. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    As I remember, you tell an EM-x to prioritize lens or body stabilization. That is not dual stabilization like can be done using the new firmware (4 for EM-1 and 2 for EM-@II) and the new 300Pro. I would love to see any 3rd party lens delivering 6 stop IS in conjunction with an EM-x body like can be done with the 300 Pro. Since dual IS is not part of any published M43 standard, Until I see proof, I doubt it very much.
     
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  14. atarijedi

    atarijedi Mu-43 Regular

    69
    Dec 13, 2015
    You won't find anything about IBIS or OIS in the M43 standards.
     
  15. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    Which means dual IS between the native vendors is not going to happen anytime soon, and much less so with 3rd party lenses via an adapter.
     
  16. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Just buy the lens! :)
     
  17. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    Done! :clapping::dance2::yahoo:
    Now I just have to wait till late March early April timeframe to get it in my hands. :( :drama:
     
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  18. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    For me it's going to take a savings binge...
     
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  19. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    My days of buying $1000-plus lenses are over. My Panasonic 100-300mm zoom cost me just under $500 brand new and I have no objections to its image quality - even at 300mm and f/5.6. I think I'll leave it at that barring a surprise gift in the form of this new 100-400.
     
  20. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    What drove your decision Clint? 100-400 vs O300,4? You're usually very deliberate and thoughtful so I'm interested in your evaluation.