Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Lens focus > Telephoto

Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 20th January 2016
trailer's Avatar
trailer trailer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 133
Thanks: 69
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Likes: 1
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn S View Post
Park Cameras don't even have this lens on their website.

https://www.parkcameras.com/p/P24282...4-63-zoom-lens
__________________
jimfrost.pictures
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 20th January 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,839
Thanks: 2,447
Thanked 993 Times in 790 Posts
Likes: 2,005
Liked 3,078 Times in 881 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn S View Post
Park Cameras don't even have this lens on their website.
I couldn't find it on their site either but then I looked at Camerapricebuster and it can be found from there.

Edit. From Trailer's link they appear to have listed it under Four Third Lenses.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 20th January 2016
Glenn S Glenn S is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Uphall
Posts: 234
Thanks: 109
Thanked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Likes: 16
Liked 57 Times in 34 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
I couldn't find it on their site either but then I looked at Camerapricebuster and it can be found from there.

Edit. From Trailer's link they appear to have listed it under Four Third Lenses.
Thanks, thought I was going mad. It didn't even come up in Park's search facility.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 20th January 2016
joglos joglos is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: forest of dean, glos
Posts: 428
Thanks: 7
Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
Likes: 6
Liked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

I know Jessops said Early march when my friend ordered hers, they have the added bonus of 12mth interest free credit.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joglos For This Useful Post:
Wee man (20th January 2016)
  #20  
Old 21st January 2016
Alpha1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

I ordered mine from SMS about a month ago. It will be interesting to see who's arrives first!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 21st January 2016
Alpha1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

The following Olympus compatibility charts are interesting:

5-axis Sync IS Compatibility Table

https://kroupski.files.wordpress.com...tation-220.jpg

https://kroupski.files.wordpress.com...pg?w=800&h=583

If the DG Leica lens dual IS will not work on my E-M1 bodies than I shall trade in one of them for a Panasonic GX8 rather than buy an mZuiko 300Pro lens!

I thank that a number of other users will be doing the same!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 21st January 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,839
Thanks: 2,447
Thanked 993 Times in 790 Posts
Likes: 2,005
Liked 3,078 Times in 881 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
If the DG Leica lens dual IS will not work on my E-M1 bodies than I shall trade in one of them for a Panasonic GX8 rather than buy an mZuiko 300Pro lens!

I thank that a number of other users will be doing the same!
Maybe. I have just quickly totalled up the cost of the Panasonic 100-400 and GX8 body and it is about £2045. That makes it £154 less than the cost of the Olympus 300 lens. Obviously, it you are trading in an E-M1 body against the GX8 that will help. The weight of the GX8 and 100-400 is 1290g and the E-M1 and 300 is 1715g (both without the tripod mount), so the 425g difference could be a deciding factor.

Ultimately I think it will come down to performance, how important the extra 100mm of reach is and whether you prefer a zoom or prime lens. If you already own the Olympus 1.4 converter that will help but it will add a bit more weight.

It is all academic for me anyway as I can't afford any of them.

Ron
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Olybirder For This Useful Post:
  #23  
Old 24th January 2016
bredman bredman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sherwood Forest
Posts: 1,105
Thanks: 191
Thanked 142 Times in 118 Posts
Likes: 411
Liked 289 Times in 143 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

A couple of image samples, plus the blogger Daniel Cox has kindly offered downloadable tiffs. This lens looks like a winner. The unfriendly UK pricing for the Oly 300/4 means this lens is likely to sell well I reckon.


http://naturalexposures.com/lumix-di...400mm-samples/
__________________
__________________
Pete


https://www.flickr.com/photos/122278067@N06/
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 24th January 2016
Kiwi Paul
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Certainly good photos, although I didn't download the full size files as I didn't want to create an account.
The Oly pricing means it will probably be more popular with pro's while the Pany with enthusiasts, I'm on the fence which way I'd go, if I'd get one at all.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 24th January 2016
Kiwi Paul
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
If you already own the Olympus 1.4 converter that will help but it will add a bit more weight.
Ron
The 1.4 converter is tiny and weighs next to nothing so not really an issue.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 24th January 2016
peak4's Avatar
peak4 peak4 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire.
Posts: 1,679
Thanks: 128
Thanked 212 Times in 178 Posts
Likes: 193
Liked 180 Times in 120 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiwi Paul View Post
The 1.4 converter is tiny and weighs next to nothing so not really an issue.

Paul
Even less of an issue unfortunately, as I understand that it doesn't fit the Panasonic lens. Bredman's earlier link has a quote from the guy who was testing the lens.

http://naturalexposures.com/leica-lumix-100-400mm/



Daniel J. Cox
On Jan. 6th, 2016 (3 weeks ago)

Glen,

Unfortunately the 100-400mm will not take the Olympus 1.4X teleconverter. That doesnít bother me since any time you add more glass to an already glass intensive lens, the results are less than professional. So for me itís not a big deal. The lens Iíve been shooting is impressive but I will say that Iím not commenting on final build quality since the one I had was not an actual production model. The tripod collar is smooth as silk as well as the manual focus. The zoom is a bit stiff and Iím hopeful this well be ironed out in the final production model. As far as the tripod foot Iím totally in the dark since the lenses I had in New Mexico did not come with a tripod collar foot. I believe it was not finished by the time they had to get me this lens but Iím sure it will be just fine.
__________________
Best Regards
Bill

The nearest I have to a home page.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peak4/
They're Watching You!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 24th January 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,839
Thanks: 2,447
Thanked 993 Times in 790 Posts
Likes: 2,005
Liked 3,078 Times in 881 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by peak4 View Post
Even less of an issue unfortunately, as I understand that it doesn't fit the Panasonic lens.
Sorry, I think I have confused things a bit here. I was trying to work out the pros and cons of each lens and was pointing out that in order to increase the reach of the Olympus to match that of the Panny would require the 1.4x converter which would make the 300mm even more heavy than the 100-400mm. I know the Olympus converter won't fit the Panasonic lens.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 24th January 2016
peak4's Avatar
peak4 peak4 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire.
Posts: 1,679
Thanks: 128
Thanked 212 Times in 178 Posts
Likes: 193
Liked 180 Times in 120 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

No Ron, it's me. I really should drink more coffee in the morning before posting.

One issue for me, expense aside, would be yet another battery format to contend with if I added a Panasonic body.
__________________
Best Regards
Bill

The nearest I have to a home page.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peak4/
They're Watching You!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 24th January 2016
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 12,196
Thanks: 2,395
Thanked 1,509 Times in 1,437 Posts
Likes: 6,256
Liked 1,429 Times in 912 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

For me, the Pany zoom would be far more useful than the Oly 300 (even with the x1.4). The latter is surely aimed at those who have a reasonably fixed position (distance) relative to their subject, for example motorsport and wildlife hide. However I would settle for a x2 TC for the 40-150mm.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Learn something new every day
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 24th January 2016
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 8,000
Thanks: 2,392
Thanked 1,155 Times in 1,030 Posts
Likes: 281
Liked 1,233 Times in 803 Posts
Re: Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3

Agree price aside I found when using the 300 mm 2.8 when out wildlife shooting a lot of times things landed close and made it not worth a shot as the image was cropped in camera. The Bigma gives more range but at least you can zoom out.
Shame Olympus do not have a zoom in the pipeline, if they do it is probably too late.
__________________
Ed

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Alpha1 (27th January 2016)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale Panasonic Leica 25 f1.4 DG lanceric124 For sale or wanted small ads 1 27th October 2015 08:57 PM
For sale Panasonic GM1 with 12-32 kit lens, Panasonic Leica 15mm davidtan For sale or wanted small ads 2 16th November 2014 05:06 PM
For sale Panasonic Leica 14-150 for £600 gphemy For sale or wanted small ads 16 9th May 2013 09:47 PM
Panasonic L-1 with leica 14-50 f/2.8-3.5 donmcmahan For sale or wanted small ads 2 27th October 2009 10:03 PM
Panasonic Leica 14-150 F3.5-F4.5 MattMoore For sale or wanted small ads 3 21st November 2008 07:57 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:52 AM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger