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Pano 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 review... Any Japanese translators?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jasjb, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. jasjb

    jasjb Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2014
  2. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011
  3. eidrag

    eidrag New to Mu-43

    Sep 12, 2015
    A quick translations below, sorry for the wordings, neither English nor Japanese is my first language. Feel free to edit and put pics

    A telephoto lens that covers 70-200mm (35mm equivalent). A good handling with minimum size system, that's the advantages of m43. Furthermore, with collapsible design, this lens is just about 50mm when collapsed (+30mm when fully lengthened), such a small size. A 200mm (35mm equiv) lens that can be stowed at bag corner or even jumper pocket, amazing, isn't it? Or maybe you can just use this single lens for telephoto snap, it's that simple. With Aspheric and ED lens element, furthermore with just only 2.8x zoom, making high quality picture from all zoom range. On tele end widest aperture maybe a bit dark for some people taste, with high sensitivity on current camera, nothing to worry about. AF is delicate, while including OIS, making this lens enjoyable and easy for telephoto photography.


    While taking shoot at small drops, too much concentration is required usually, but even in this rain you can snap to your heart content (implying some sort of weather resistance). While taking shelter from rain, raindrops from roof lining to form a vertical line, but you won't see same shapes ever again, photography in this situation proves to be enjoyable. On wide end photographed with one stop, background bokeh beautifully. Raindrops dancing and bouncing energetically captured vividly.


    Continuing with rain scene, this lens doesn't claim water resistance. Working while wearing rainsuit seems to be uncomfortable, he still doing his job snappily until I was mesmerized. Still watching while he undoing ropes, water drops flying, subconsciously managed to memorialized this scene with a snap.


    Stopped down until F10. Diffractions seems to be a worry, but still keeping sharp enough, going until here should be okay. Branches strongly hit with sunlight, even looked closely, CA is under control.


    Almost at wide end with wide open. Focus peak is on the guitar strap, can see the stray fiber on the straps, proving there's enough sharpness. Bokeh ball on the background is a bit too strong, but it gives a nonchalant accent on the photo.


    Compression effect on telephoto, giving a good distance feel.


    This also captured with tele end, widely opened gives a good potrayal look. DOF a bit shallow, but looking from F-stop and sensor size, background bokeh is controlled. Even so, both front and back focus giving a nice natural bokeh, while keeping a good quality. This gives a good impression.


    Shines the most as walk around lens
    While enjoying walk, suddenly you have the urge to capture the scene, normal~wide angle is the most utilized. Sometimes, you want to capture tele too... this kind of situation happens usually. For that kind of moment, you want a compact, portable lens. Capable to capture until 200mm (35mm equivalent) while having good quality picture is a grateful thing. This isn't a compromise for emergency shooting. As pictured in series of images, there's no slow shutter speed image, but OIS work beautifully. Plus, metal construction of barrel is a high point personally. In short, with all this feature in telephoto lens, would like to purchase one of these, isn't it?
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  4. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Legend

    Mar 21, 2014
    That picture with the above 3/4 isometric view of the people walking along those paths is downright surreal. Looks just like playing Rollercoaster Tycoon or some other video game.

    Thanks for the translation, eidrag! Very helpful.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I have one. It's surprisingly sharp but a bit slow. It's incredibly small for a tele-zoom and I'm very pleased with it. It works fine with the EM-10.
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  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound

    Do you have any other native zoom telephotos that you have compared images with? I have the Oly 40-150 (f/4 version), but am considering something a bit more compact like the 35-100.

  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    It's as good as the O40-150 4-5.6,and maybe a bit better. It's certainly more convenient to use.
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