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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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With that setting only the lens IS should be active. I find the lens IS slightly better than IBIS unless panning.
I think that's only true if you have "Lens IS Priority" set to "on". If off, then I suspect both are enabled, but it could be that the camera turns off the lens IS.
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I think that's only true if you have "Lens IS Priority" set to "on". If off, then I suspect both are enabled, but it could be that the camera turns off the lens IS.


What actually happens is that lens OIS takes priority, even if you have lens IS priority off (for some reason), the camera disables IBIS. This is actually the best solution as the OIS is better than the IBIS.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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What actually happens is that lens OIS takes priority, even if you have lens IS priority off (for some reason), the camera disables IBIS. This is actually the best solution as the OIS is better than the IBIS.
I believe lens or body can take priority by selecting one or the other in Menu *C2, Lens I.S. Priority.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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I believe lens or body can take priority by selecting one or the other in Menu *C2, Lens I.S. Priority.
In theory yes, but as far as I can tell as long as you have the OIS switched on on the lens, that takes priority. If you switch off OIS then IBIS takes over.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Here's a couple of a Dunnock from the allotment today, EM1ii and PL100-400 (edit: looks like the forum software is playing silly sods - look on Flickr for full sharpness).

This is full frame width, cropped to letterbox.
Lunch! by Ned Awty, on Flickr

This is cropped a bit - the bird was central and I've cropped off the edge of the frame.
Dunnock by Ned Awty, on Flickr
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Nice shots Nawty, as you say much sharper on Flickr.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Here is a pic I took at the weekend:

But I also have a question, at the local RSPB site I goto there is a particular dark area, I need to use 400mm and a fast speed is it just a case of in those circumstances tolerate high ISO or is there anything else I can do?

I swapped it to auto ISO on my EM1 mk2, but this just slowed the speed down considerably and the images were not sharp.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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Here is a pic I took at the weekend:

But I also have a question, at the local RSPB site I goto there is a particular dark area, I need to use 400mm and a fast speed is it just a case of in those circumstances tolerate high ISO or is there anything else I can do?

I swapped it to auto ISO on my EM1 mk2, but this just slowed the speed down considerably and the images were not sharp.

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I set my camera to S and set the desired shutter speed, e.g. 1/1000s, this will then auto set the aperture (usually to the widest) and auto iso.

To refine this a little I also use M and set the shutter and aperture e.g. 1/1000s and f7.1 for improved depth of field, and auto iso. NB on bright days it may be necessary to change the shutter or aperture if working in very bright conditions (the auto iso reading flashes if over exposed)

In this condition the camera will work to iso 6400 after which the noise becomes an issue (personally I prefer to work well below this)
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

I find the zoom ring very stiff on mine, and at the moment I am using the Olympus 40-150mm pro which just glides when I zoom it. The zoom on the Panasonic has always been like this. I'm not sure it's right as I need two hands to zoom it.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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The zoom on the Panasonic has always been like this. I'm not sure it's right as I need two hands to zoom it.
I find when I want to zoom quickly it is easier to hold it nearer the lens hood and use the 'push pull' method. I guess you've checked the lock switch is fully released.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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I find the zoom ring very stiff on mine, and at the moment I am using the Olympus 40-150mm pro which just glides when I zoom it. The zoom on the Panasonic has always been like this. I'm not sure it's right as I need two hands to zoom it.
My wife has the 100-400 and the 100-300 Panasonic lenses, and they both have extremely stiff zoom actions.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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I find the zoom ring very stiff on mine, and at the moment I am using the Olympus 40-150mm pro which just glides when I zoom it. The zoom on the Panasonic has always been like this. I'm not sure it's right as I need two hands to zoom it.
I find my zoom is only a little stiff, which suits me quite well.

I know this id obvious, but there is zoom lock/unlock ring..............

I use this when carrying the camera with the lens attached, saves it extending under its own weight..........

I think its a marvellous lens, have never used the pro lens's so can't compare. But it works for me, I leave both stabilisation on............
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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I set my camera to S and set the desired shutter speed, e.g. 1/1000s, this will then auto set the aperture (usually to the widest) and auto iso.

To refine this a little I also use M and set the shutter and aperture e.g. 1/1000s and f7.1 for improved depth of field, and auto iso. NB on bright days it may be necessary to change the shutter or aperture if working in very bright conditions (the auto iso reading flashes if over exposed)

In this condition the camera will work to iso 6400 after which the noise becomes an issue (personally I prefer to work well below this)

Thanks for this will try some high iso images see how they work out.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Thank you to everybody who has replied on the stiff zoom ring. I do have it fully unlocked.

It's not too bad until about 250mm but then is very stiff. I was thinking about taking it back to the shop but reading here suggests it might be "normal".
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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Thank you to everybody who has replied on the stiff zoom ring. I do have it fully unlocked.

It's not too bad until about 250mm but then is very stiff. I was thinking about taking it back to the shop but reading here suggests it might be "normal".
Lots of people complained about this when it was launched, most ended up getting them replaced and saying the new version was much improved.

Mine is fine, a little rough maybe and now way near as smooth as my 40-150 Pro but not what I'd call stiff.
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