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Re: Tesni Ward Workshop - some thoughts (image heavy)

I don't think the image quality/sharpness warrants a 1000 difference - in fact, I think they are actually pretty close. The biggest difference is that you're getting about a stop or so more light with the Olympus. That can make a big difference taking shots of fast moving subjects in less than ideal light.

OTOH, for many other use cases for a long lens, I think the Panasonic wins - simply because it's a zoom. Taking shots of aircraft for instance almost demands a zoom since their relative size can vary enormously as they approach and recede.

I think for wildlife the Olympus probably has the edge, but the Panasonic is a very good and would probably satisfy most people.
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