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Old 27th January 2016
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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Then, I know the E-M1 II is going to be announced before too long. If it has ... properly working C-AF, I'm going to have to have that too.
Tony, that's a big if! (hopefully not). But if it does you might not need the 300 F4 - just use the 40-150 + MC14 and get more practice at cropping in PP.

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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Well after playing with it today wondering which part of my body to sell!
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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Well after playing with it today wondering which part of my body to sell!
Well, come on then, spill the beans. What's it like to hold and use? Does it feel front heavy or reasonably well balanced? Etc, etc.

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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

To me it was better balanced than my 50-200 SWD lens is on my EM1, if anything it felt lighter. You really notice how good the image stabilization is through the EVF and forget that this has a very narrow angle of view of a only 4.1deg (notice the avoidance of equivalence). I think I could pan with this all day if needed. Hope it becomes available before the start of the British Super Bikes.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

It felt good to me on my EM1. Probably better with the grip which I didn't take, Took some images and the stabilisation seems to work well. Very good performance wide open too. Didn't try it with the EC14 as the light was getting poor out over the Thames.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Although not much use to me it is a stunning lenses. Can only agree with bird boy. BTW nice to meet you yesterday.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

I stuck it on my EM5 Mk1 for a play whilst at the PEN-F launch. The in lens stabilisation is very good, and IMHO better than the in body stabilisation. Unfortuantly the 2 fight each (no dual IS on the Mk 1) other so its one or the other and if you go for the in-lens then you loose the other axes that the camera offers.

Handholding (with two hands) was no problem. The lens feels smaller than it is, perhaps becuase the last few inches are just the lens hood and not heavy glass, and is very manoueverable.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Whenever I'm given something new to play with I go for "out of the box" testing. I asked the man from Olympus to do a Full Reset in the E-M1 with the 300mm f/4 + TC mounted on it.

So this is from a jpg straight out the camera, just resized to show here:


Then, with the same setup I "played" at my favorite subject:

Please keep in mind this is 1/30th of a second, free held, with the equivalent of an 840mm lens...



I think the IS just might be the best thing ever...
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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Whenever I'm given something new to play with I go for "out of the box" testing. I asked the man from Olympus to do a Full Reset in the E-M1 with the 300mm f/4 + TC mounted on it.

So this is from a jpg straight out the camera, just resized to show here:


Then, with the same setup I "played" at my favorite subject:

Please keep in mind this is 1/30th of a second, free held, with the equivalent of an 840mm lens...



I think the IS just might be the best thing ever...
Graham,

RE: image 2 ........

I have to say that given the shutter speed was 1/30th hand held and as you say the FL equivalent to 840mm that is a staggerinly good result

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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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I stuck it on my EM5 Mk1 for a play whilst at the PEN-F launch. The in lens stabilisation is very good, and IMHO better than the in body stabilisation. Unfortuantly the 2 fight each (no dual IS on the Mk 1) other so its one or the other and if you go for the in-lens then you loose the other axes that the camera offers.

Handholding (with two hands) was no problem. The lens feels smaller than it is, perhaps becuase the last few inches are just the lens hood and not heavy glass, and is very manoueverable.
It's funny you have tried the 300 f4 lens on your E-M5 just right before they released more FW for your camera (& all the other 16 MP models) with Dual IS where the body can now add in body just rotational correction to the lens's OIS.
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It's funny you have tried the 300 f4 lens on your E-M5 just right before they released more FW for your camera (& all the other 16 MP models) with Dual IS where the body can now add in body just rotational correction to the lens's OIS.
Thanks Ross, just seen your other post on the matter and well chuffed.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Just around the corner it seems. I wonder what the going rate is for a well used kidney?


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Just around the corner it seems. I wonder what the going rate is for a well used kidney?


http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-japa...m-february-26/
And you saw my post there? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...dly-trade.html
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Ephotozine have a review of the 300mm f/4 now. They like it a lot, although their sample photos are nothing special. I am looking forward to seeing what some experienced bird photographers can do with it.

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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Thanks for the heads-up. The lens looks good although many of the samples are poor. e.g. f/11 @ 1/160 - why? Also, using an E-M5 so no sync-IS.

Also, that "sparrow" is a redwing!
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