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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

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(I don't use a tripod mount on the 300! I prefer to wave it about aimlessly in the hope of getting something )
The first thing I did when I received my lens was remove the tripod mount and fit the trim ring. I keep my camera in a holster and the tripod mount would make that tricky or impossible.

I do wonder whether it would be more comfortable to hold the lens by the tripod mount when using it, rather than cupping it between the thumb and forefinger of my left hand.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

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I do wonder whether it would be more comfortable to hold the lens by the tripod mount when using it, rather than cupping it between the thumb and forefinger of my left hand.

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Right, that clears that up.

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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

Foe medium-sized lenses like this (4/3rds 50-200, 40-150 f/2.8, 300 f/4) I find a "shoulder pod" really useful. It mounts on the tripod ring and provides good support without restricting mobility. Not cheap, but very effective.

This is the one I use:

https://www.fotospeed.com/Easy-Shoul.../K96008/K96008

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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

Is the tripod foot removable from the Oly 300mm?

BTW there is a site called camerasize.com which lets you compare cameras and with lenses attached. Comparing the two lens in the thread doesnít quite work as the 300 is fully erect whereas the 100-400 isnít but hey ho, it was worth a shot!
I remember another site that did a similar thing but I canít for the life of me remember it, it was something like Ďinto the lightí or a similar play on words about lenses and / or light.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

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Is the tripod foot removable from the Oly 300mm?

BTW there is a site called camerasize.com which lets you compare cameras and with lenses attached. Comparing the two lens in the thread doesn’t quite work as the 300 is fully erect whereas the 100-400 isn’t but hey ho, it was worth a shot!
I remember another site that did a similar thing but I can’t for the life of me remember it, it was something like ‘into the light’ or a similar play on words about lenses and / or light.
Yes the tripod foot is detacheable.

The link in my earlier post was to the camera size site.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

Sorry! Missed that and I made a point of checking too, my wife would have described it as ‘man looking’.
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Re: Panasonic 100-400 vs 300 f4 information

The big attraction of the tripod foot is that you can fasten a BlackRapid sling strap on to it and hang the camera and lens in a balanced fashion down to your side. If you use the camera tripod screw it hangs almost straight down and smashes against passing rocks, plus the whole weight of the lens is hung on the bayonet.

I canít imagine why anyone would want to carry it in any other way, but maybe someone can explain it to me.
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