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  • #16
    Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

    Originally posted by MargaretR View Post

    Personally, I think it's all probably a classic example of this....
    It's been a long while since my equipment got that sort of reaction from a young lady!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #17
      Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

      Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
      I am not sure if this review has already been posted here (apologies if it has) but they are extremely impressed with the 300mm f4.

      Ron
      It is very interesting to compare the still life images taken with the E-M1 + 300mm f/4 in this review with other lenses from other systems.

      Scroll down to the bottom of the review and then click on the still life image. Select the 300mm at f/4 and then view the image at 100%. The olive oil bottle and the circular slide rule are useful areas.

      Then do the same with your favourite Canon/Nikon super-zoom. Some of these are a bit old but, for example, the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM is a 2014 review on a 21mp camera. Compare as you see fit.

      I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that the new 300mm on the E-M1 "blows the competition away"!

      I wasn't expecting that...

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      • #18
        Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

        Originally posted by MargaretR View Post
        So having just had the email from Olympus about this lens, that starts off "With the new telemacro lens from Olympus...."

        I'm being a bit thick, I know, but how can a 600mm equiv lens possibly be a 'macro' anything? Surely this is one whose whole purpose is being far away from your subject and bringing it (a lot) closer? Or what am I not understanding about the terminology? The email certainly doesn't make it clear what they mean.
        The answer lies within the review linked to below:

        Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
        I am not sure if this review has already been posted here (apologies if it has) but they are extremely impressed with the 300mm f4.

        Ron
        In the review there is a section called Macro and it goes on to say:



        I've seen some excellent macro-type shots from the Panasonic 100-300mm lens so it is certainly another string to this lens' bow, so to speak.

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        • #19
          Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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          • #20
            Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

            There's another typically thoughtful review on the Mirrorlessons website now - at http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/01...f4-pro-review/

            Perhaps the price will drop after a few months/years but at present I think it is still a lens too far for my marriage!

            Chris
            Chris

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            • #21
              Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

              Originally posted by CJJE View Post
              I think it is still a lens too far for my marriage!

              Chris
              Same here. I'll make do with the Panasonic Vario's 300mm end and f5.6. It is not all that bad actually.

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              • #22
                Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                Originally posted by CJJE View Post
                There's another typically thoughtful review on the Mirrorlessons website now - at http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/01...f4-pro-review/

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                • #23
                  Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                  Originally posted by sdb123 View Post
                  The answer lies within the review linked to below:



                  In the review there is a section called Macro and it goes on to say:



                  I've seen some excellent macro-type shots from the Panasonic 100-300mm lens so it is certainly another string to this lens' bow, so to speak.
                  Hmm. I still think they're stretching the term, but OK, fair enough. Thanks.
                  Margaret

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                  • #24
                    Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                    Originally posted by Loup Garou View Post
                    Same here. I'll make do with the Panasonic Vario's 300mm end and f5.6. It is not all that bad actually.
                    Yeah, I've got that one too, and am wondering if the new 100-400 will not only give an improved performance but be significantly cheaper that the Olympus 300mm f4. They're both a fair bit bigger and heavier though

                    Chris
                    Chris

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                    • #25
                      Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                      Originally posted by CJJE View Post
                      They're both a fair bit bigger and heavier though

                      Chris
                      But that'll make them more practical for wildlife photography (for instance, if the tiger you're photographing suddenly attacked you, a big, heavy lens would be a better weapon to defend yourself with )

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                      • #26
                        Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                        Originally posted by CJJE View Post
                        Yeah, I've got that one too, and am wondering if the new 100-400 will not only give an improved performance but be significantly cheaper that the Olympus 300mm f4. They're both a fair bit bigger and heavier though Chris
                        I have pre-ordered my PanaLeica DG 100-400, so now for the waiting game!
                        If it does everything that it says on the tin, then I shall be well pleased!

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                        • #27
                          Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                          Originally posted by CJJE View Post
                          There's another typically thoughtful review on the Mirrorlessons website now - at http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/01...f4-pro-review/

                          Perhaps the price will drop after a few months/years but at present I think it is still a lens too far for my marriage!

                          Chris
                          That would be my case too.
                          Ross
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                          • #28
                            Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                            Originally posted by Alpha1 View Post
                            I have pre-ordered my PanaLeica DG 100-400, so now for the waiting game!
                            If it does everything that it says on the tin, then I shall be well pleased!
                            Dave, I have pre-ordered the Olympus 300mm F4. Although it is somewhat bigger and heavier than I i would like, I found after looking at my use of the 75-300mm nearly all my shots were taken at 300mm so I would probably not miss the versatility of a zoom. What really clinched it was finding that the dual IS facility is manufacturer specific and I have a fair investment in the Olympus system. I already have the 1.4 extender so I persuaded myself that I could stretch to the extra cost. I hope that it is as good a lens as the reviews so far suggest.

                            When the new lenses eventually turn up it will be interesting to compare notes.

                            Archie
                            Archie

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                            • #29
                              Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                              Wow, one of each ordered by members now. Has anybody else bitten the bullet yet? It will be interesting to see and compare the results from the two lenses.

                              Ron

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                              • #30
                                Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

                                Originally posted by ayewing View Post
                                Dave, I have pre-ordered the Olympus 300mm F4. Although it is somewhat bigger and heavier than I i would like, I found after looking at my use of the 75-300mm nearly all my shots were taken at 300mm so I would probably not miss the versatility of a zoom. What really clinched it was finding that the dual IS facility is manufacturer specific and I have a fair investment in the Olympus system. I already have the 1.4 extender so I persuaded myself that I could stretch to the extra cost. I hope that it is as good a lens as the reviews so far suggest.

                                When the new lenses eventually turn up it will be interesting to compare notes.

                                Archie
                                Can we all come round to your house to look on in awe once you've taken delivery?
                                Paul

                                I didn’t get where I am today....

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