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Old Saturday 14th May 2016, 20:34   #26
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take it from me, if you don'y do lots of videos take the Lumix 100-300 mm not the 75-300mm, with any OM.
Hi Ammadoux,

How is the Lumix 100-300 better than the Oly 100-300?

Sharpness open / colour or contrast / lens flare resistance / better focusing?

Will have to buy one or the other soon.
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Hi Ammadoux,

How is the Lumix 100-300 better than the Oly 100-300?

Sharpness open / colour or contrast / lens flare resistance / better focusing?

Will have to buy one or the other soon.

Hello

the Lumix is faster which made a difference for me even in very sunny Jeddah. the Lumix seem to be faster in focus. Stopping down the lumix makes you get real sharp images.

i am not saying the Olympus is not good, but if mine stop working for any reason and i don't have 1800 USD for the Lumix 100-400mm, i will get me another Lumix 100-300.but as i said before videos is much better with Olympus 75-300mm + IBIS of the camera.
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Thanks a mil! Feedback very much appreciated. Tough choice as I do 75% pics 25% video.

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the Lumix is faster which made a difference for me even in very sunny Jeddah. the Lumix seem to be faster in focus. Stopping down the lumix makes you get real sharp images.

i am not saying the Olympus is not good, but if mine stop working for any reason and i don't have 1800 USD for the Lumix 100-400mm, i will get me another Lumix 100-300.but as i said before videos is much better with Olympus 75-300mm + IBIS of the camera.
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Thanks a mil! Feedback very much appreciated. Tough choice as I do 75% pics 25% video.

then olympus your choice. if the fact that f 6.3 max aperture is not a problem for you.
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FYI: You cannot use figures such as "60x" to compare magifications of lenses in different cameras. 60x wrt a superzoom means the highest magnification is 60 times more than the lowest magnification. All superzooms have lower magnifications that are less than the human eye, so 60x does not mean 60 times what your eye would see. With binoculars and other optics, 60x does mean 60 times what the eye sees, however. With micro 4/3 cameras, magnification is usually specified in terms of mm of focal length for a 35mm camera.
Having gone through the "SuperZoom vs. MFT" debate myself, +1 to Jim's comments. Always use "35mm equivalent" as your comparison for long-distance photography. The "x60" and "x50" and such numbers are...pretty much useless.

Even "actual focal length" is fairly useless unless you wade through the math for crop factors of various sensors. Camera makers list "35mm equivalent" and that is the best number to work with.

There are a couple lenses as I recall (or lens plus teleconverter) for the MFT system to get you way, way out there, but not as far as available DLSR lens.

In my case budget + distance trumped perfectionist quality, so I went with the superzoom. I keep looking at MFT, but keep having to walk away. And DSLR will likely forever be a non-starter.

I hope you find what best suits you though!
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Old Monday 6th June 2016, 17:49   #31
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Having gone through the "SuperZoom vs. MFT" debate myself, +1 to Jim's comments. Always use "35mm equivalent" as ......
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Actually, whenever I use X zoom, my reference is 50mm to compare with what is reported for binoculars and spotting scopes. For me, 600mm = X12.
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there are many options for m4/3 bodies, i have used EPL1, EPL5, OM D10 all are great.

the first two don't have a view finder, EPL1 is old, EPL5 have a new version EPL7 with wifi connection, but both are very small and not comfortable to handle even for a person with very small hands like me.

OM D10 is an excellent choice as the other more professional OM bodies, currently i am using the top end OM DE1.

for lenses i have tried both the Lumix 100-300 mm, and the new Olympus Zuiko 75-300mm.

the only reason i stopped using the Lumix is that is stopped working. so i decided to get the Zuiko, and i wish i got another Lumix.

both can produce excellent IQ, and at 300 mm on a 4/3 sensor this means 600 mm equivalent in the full frame.also there is an in body digital digital teleconverter, which makes 300mm = 600 mm, that is 1200 mm on the full frame.

the Lumix has a fantastic OIS, worked well with me, and also one stop faster.

the Zuiko, don't have the IS, but the in body IS of the Olympus cameras is superb. this lens is better for videos, but i have liked the IQ i got form the Lumix. not much difference, and honestly both are good value for money, compact you can take them with the camera with you everywhere.

hope that helps. here are some results i got with the lumix

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/71763

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...9/ppuser/71763

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...7/ppuser/71763

and some results form the Zuiko

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/71763

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...4/ppuser/71763

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...6/ppuser/71763
I am aware that this is an old thread but....
Hi ammadoux
I really want to see your photos with the Lumix 100-300 mm. But can see nothing in your gallery at all. I thought it was my browser so I turned everything off & switched browsers but to no avail. I clicked on njlarsen's gallery & some others & can see everything. Is there a problem with your gallery at the moment?
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I am aware that this is an old thread but....
Hi ammadoux
I really want to see your photos with the Lumix 100-300 mm. But can see nothing in your gallery at all. I thought it was my browser so I turned everything off & switched browsers but to no avail. I clicked on njlarsen's gallery & some others & can see everything. Is there a problem with your gallery at the moment?
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Have you looked at the flickr group for the 100-300

https://www.flickr.com/groups/157308...h/26611618069/

If you where tempted to buy S/H remember there have been two versions, the second is best,not sure if its any sharper but it has the faster focus motor in from the 100-400, makes it a lot better for moving subjects.
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Have you looked at the flickr group for the 100-300

https://www.flickr.com/groups/157308...h/26611618069/

If you where tempted to buy S/H remember there have been two versions, the second is best,not sure if its any sharper but it has the faster focus motor in from the 100-400, makes it a lot better for moving subjects.
No but I will now. Thanks for that very much appreciated
Definitely won't get secondhand because I'm a coward but again useful to know. :)
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