Pany 100-300 Video - Usage recommendation

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by merosen, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    Mark
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgzLfLa2acA]Get Sharp Shots with the Panasonic LUMIX 100-300mm f4-5.6 G MFT Lens - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Thanks for posting this. I've had similar results, but will always TRY to shoot without the tripod, albeit at the highest shutter speed I can.
     
  3. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    Carefully stabilize the camera and shoot at the highest feasible shutter speed, especially with long lenses. News to him, I guess.
     
  4. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Stabilizing the lens aside, the biggest enemy of the 100-300mm seems to be the sun. This lens is very prone to losing contrast in the sun. No matter how fast the shutter speed and how sturdy the tripod, bright lights wash out considerable amount of detail regardless of its direction. I get most of my best bird shots during overcast days, when lighting is diffused and soft. During sunny days, i get very low keeper rates. I usually underexpose up to 1 EV for front lit birds, but that only help a bit.