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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

It sort of looked like heat haze coming from the back and face of the first insect. I suspect it's not an issue at your end at all Harold, probably more like something to do with how I view the images on my tablet.
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It sort of looked like heat haze coming from the back and face of the first insect. I suspect it's not an issue at your end at all Harold, probably more like something to do with how I view the images on my tablet.
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I don't see it. I view only on a high resolution monitor.

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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Yes sort of what I figured, sounds like time I splashed out on a better monitor.
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Yes sort of what I figured, sounds like time I splashed out on a better monitor.
My son and I like Crossover LED monitors but they can be quite pricey

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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

As a quick update, I was let loose with the Panasonic 100-400 yesterday and have to say I was really impressed with the image quality when I looked at the results later when I got home, especially at the long end hand held. As has been noted by others, the zoom ring was quite stiff, but at least the level of resistance was very even throughout the whole range - this is now definitely on my shopping list
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As has been noted by others, the zoom ring was quite stiff, but at least the level of resistance was very even throughout the whole range - this is now definitely on my shopping list
The zoom ring on mine was extremely stiff at first. Now, after very little use, it is still quite stiff but not difficult to use, which it was when new.

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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

I have used mine now for nearly two years. Don't really notice any stiffness at all now. Just got used to it I guess. Great lens...

It came in a Panasonic box, but its got Leica and Lumix printed all over it. Think its got a bit of an identity complex..........
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...........It came in a Panasonic box, but its got Leica and Lumix printed all over it. Think its got a bit of an identity complex..........
Clearly, the marketing men got at it The fly in the ointment is that it is Panasonic who are responsible for support, and their reputation in this area is not good, as referred to in http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47481
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

tried oly 300 and p/l 100-400 lenses, bought the pl lens and I am pleased with the results.was taking house and sand martins in flight yesterday with success with the lens at 200-280mm settings adjusting af limiter and dot sight accordingly as at 400mm was very difficult to follow birds.any slower or larger birds can be followed at 400mm though and is good wide open.
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Well the Panasonic 100-400mm is on order as well as the 14-140, great all purpose lens and although I love my 12-60, which is superb, but decided to sacrifice a smigin of image quality for versatility 😉
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Personally I never saw much wrong with the FT 70-300. I used it first on my E510, then E5 and now on a Pen-F. Of course the narrow DOF can need care as it is equivalent to 600mm on full frame

Here is a recent sample using the E5
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

My Panasonic 100-400 arrived today but only had a quick play shooting some birds in the garden & on the bird feeders (through the patio doors). The zoom ring feels very nice from 100 to 300, then starts to tighten up a little, but nothing to be concerned about IMO. Only really obvious oddity about the lens is the amount of noise it makes (IS whirring away all the time) when in a quiet situation. Slightest increase in ambient noise and I'm completely unaware of it . Certainly going to look forward to getting out an about with this lens in the next few days.
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

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Only really obvious oddity about the lens is the amount of noise it makes (IS whirring away all the time) when in a quiet situation.
Mine doesn't do that. With my eye to the viewfinder, I her nothing. With my ear against the camera, I hear a faint noise which is scarcely distinguishable as a whirring but is slightly louder than what comes from the lens barrel. This lasts about 2 seconds for each change of focus. This all happens after the bleep which confirms focus is set.

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Mine doesn't do that. With my eye to the viewfinder, I her nothing. With my ear against the camera, I hear a faint noise which is scarcely distinguishable as a whirring but is slightly louder than what comes from the lens barrel. This lasts about 2 seconds for each change of focus. This all happens after the bleep which confirms focus is set.

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It does settle down when taking pictures but there is still an ever present level of noise - though it has to be said I seem to be very sensitive to things like this.
These types of noise seem to be a constant intrusion into my life, whereas most other people are totally unaware of the background electrical 'buzz' I find evident everywhere...
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Can't testify to the 100-400 performance as i havent got one yet but the 14-140 has served me really well for several years now. Only just replaced it with the oly 12-100 but will probably go back to it for general holiday stuff.
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