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Walti 22nd July 2019 10:18 AM

Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
I can't find some information I'd like....

All the comparisons for the size of the Panasonic 100-400mm vs the 300 f4 show the Panasonic closed, not fully extended. Dimensions I've found are all for it closed...

If anyone has the time, and both lenses, could they do a side by side comparison/picture of the two with lens hoods and full extension on the zooooom?

Many thanks in advance!

Paul

(It looks like all the comparisons are aiming to show just how MASSIVEthe 300 f4 is in comparison to the tiny Panasonic zoom! ;))

wornish 22nd July 2019 10:35 AM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Here is a comparison using the compare site.

http://j.mp/2YkSyWr

I cant get a picture of the panasonic with hood attached but as you can see there isnt a great deal of difference IMHO. The hood on the Oly is fully retracted.

pdk42 22nd July 2019 10:53 AM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
I've played with both. The 100-400 felt bigger in real world use.

MJ224 22nd July 2019 11:44 AM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 486012)
I've played with both. The 100-400 felt bigger in real world use.

But lighter...

I will measure both shortly, and weigh them!!

*chr

Shaw 22nd July 2019 11:56 AM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
I don't have the Oly 300, but I do have the Panny 100-400, and the extended lengths are:

Fully extended 248mm
Fully extended plus the small hood 265mm
Filly extended with the large hood attached 300mm

Hope this helps.

Olybirder 22nd July 2019 12:07 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
I have just measured my 300mm f4 and I make it 230mm with the hood retracted and 280mm with it extended.

Edited to add: the diameter of the hood is 92mm, if relevant.

Ron

Walti 22nd July 2019 12:12 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wornish (Post 486010)
Here is a comparison using the compare site.

http://j.mp/2YkSyWr

I cant get a picture of the panasonic with hood attached but as you can see there isnt a great deal of difference IMHO. The hood on the Oly is fully extended.

Many thanks for that!

That's the best I'd managed, the Panasonic is at 100mm and the hood on the 300 is retracted. suggesting the Panasonic is considerably smaller than the 300, which I know not to be the case!

Walti 22nd July 2019 12:16 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Olybirder (Post 486018)
I have just measured my 300mm f4 and I make it 230mm with the hood retracted and 280mm with it extended.

Edited to add: the diameter of the hood is 92mm, if relevant.

Ron

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaw (Post 486017)
I don't have the Oly 300, but I do have the Panny 100-400, and the extended lengths are:

Fully extended 248mm
Fully extended plus the small hood 265mm
Filly extended with the large hood attached 300mm

Hope this helps.

Many thanks to you both...

The length of the two are: 280mm and 300mm so bugger all difference in reality!

I think I'm going to await the Oly 150-400 + 1.25TC to see how much that is before jumping for a zoom on that basis!

wornish 22nd July 2019 12:19 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Walti (Post 486020)
Many thanks to you both...

The length of the two are: 280mm and 300mm so bugger all difference in reality!

I think I'm going to await the Oly 150-400 + 1.25TC to see how much that is before jumping for a zoom on that basis!

The Oly 150-400 is much bigger than either of these two.

Walti 22nd July 2019 12:24 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wornish (Post 486021)
The Oly 150-400 is much bigger than either of these two.

Indeed, but again the only size comparison I've found is for the 100-400 Panasonic on the outside of a display case, so I was trying to get an impression... I didn't think to take a photo of the 300f4 on top of the display case at the camera show this year...

Just going to phone my financial adviser and ask him to work harder on my pension so I can afford it! ;)

Walti 22nd July 2019 12:27 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Oh and my 300 has become a 300, 420 or 600 dependant on TC fitted!

Olybirder 22nd July 2019 12:31 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
I suppose I should say that adding the MC-14 to increase the focal length to that of the Panasonic gives an extended length of 295mm. As you say, there is nothing in it.

Ron

MJ224 22nd July 2019 12:32 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...15_Medium_.jpg

Oly 300mm+1.4 TC and the Pany 100-400mm.

Oly weighs 1.6kg, and the Pany weighs 1.04kg.

Without the TC on the Oly, they are almost exactly the same lenght (both erect! with lens hoods), and the Oly weighs 1.5kg................

PS. I don't have the tripod mount on the Pany...

Walti 22nd July 2019 12:36 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 486025)

Oly 300mm+1.4 TC and the Pany 100-400mm.

Oly weighs 1.6kg, and the Pany weighs 1.04kg.

Without the TC on the Oly, they are almost exactly the same lenght (both erect! with lens hoods), and the Oly weighs 1.5kg................

PS. I don't have the tripod mount on the Pany...

Fantastic, many thanks. (I don't use a tripod mount on the 300! I prefer to wave it about aimlessly in the hope of getting something ;) )

MJ224 22nd July 2019 12:37 PM

Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information
 
At the end of the day, I use the Oly +TC far more than the Pany.........*chr....


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