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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

 
 
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Panasonic 100-400

I had a play with this lens on my E-M1ii at the weekend at a camera store. I was very impressed:

- Not huge considering its range

- Seems very sharp wide open

- Excellent in-lens IS. I tried shooting at 400mm at 1/60s and could get reliably sharp shots with the lens IS alone. It managed better than IBIS alone. Having both on surprisingly seemed OK, but the image in the viewfinder wasn't as stable as with the lens IS alone.

- Nice feel and build quality (although zoom action was a bit stiff)

If I were into wildlife/birding I think I'd go for this over the Olympus 300/4. The Oly may well be faster (constant f4) and maybe slightly better IQ, but I find the flexibility of a zoom at these sort of focal lengths almost essential.
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