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Re: Panasonic 100-400

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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.
Thank you Nawty. I did order mine on pre-release so maybe it should go back.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Did you send it back Amanda? and if so is the replacement better?
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

It has been sent back via Clifton Cameras about two weeks ago. I haven't heard anything yet!
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Here are some images:

Common Darter Dragonfly and Its Hunting Perch

Darter Dragonflies (Sympetrum spp) like to find a high (up to about 6 feet above the ground) perch from which to look for flying insect prey, and to which they return to eat their catch. Sometimes they have two or three such perches on a given day but, on this occasion, this male kept to one. That was bad news aesthetically, as this rusty tip of an iron rod does nothing for the images. I have cropped as much of that out as I think valid.

I was positioned with a wooden trellis frame between myself and the perch. This permitted me to rest the camera on the woodwork, as the cost of being about twice the ideal distance from the subject. So all of the images have been cropped but half or a little more.

In the second image the Darter has caught a small fly, typical prey.

In the sixth image it was curling its abdomen down and forward. It did this only once during about half an hour and I don't know the function of the contortion.

The takeoffs were to fast to even see in the viewfinder and the return flights still a bit too fast to get an in-flight one which was sharp.

Olympus EM-1 (Aperture Priority), Panasonic 100 - 400 mm Leica DG Vario-Elmar at 400mm at f8 (first two images) or f10, sunlight, hand-held.

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See also my recent images of a rose bud, a Migrant Hawker Dragonfly and Ivy Bees.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Good set of photos there Harold......
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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Yes pretty neat Harold. Did you crop any of those or are they all straight from the lens?
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Yes pretty neat Harold. Did you crop any of those or are they all straight from the lens?
Thanks, both of you.

As I stated (3rd para), all were cropped.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400

Here is a Robin, f10 at 400mm, moderate cropping.



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