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May 14, 2019 18:03:51   #
dick ranez wrote:
Someone must make a 100-400 for Nikon. The Canon lens in excellent, a little heavy but manageable. Teamed with a 1.4 converter it more than covers any reach considerations on a safari tour. If you have to buy a lens, look at some of the more popular bridge cameras with incredibly long reach and "reasonable" prices - nikon, panasonic and sony models come to mind.


Nikon makes a superb 80-400mm. I shot it for 10-15 years. Today I use Lumix cameras and the reach we get from the telephotos is hard to believe. The Leica 100-400mm on a Lumix body is equivalent to a 200-800 zoom. I'm also fond of the Olympus 300mm F/4 that on my Lumix cameras is equivalent to 600mm F/4. Basically the same view as I used to get with my Nikon 600mm F/4.
 
Jan 7, 2019 07:50:53   #
It really depends on what you like to photograph. If you enjoy wildlife, the Sony offers zero advantages. All Sony full frame cameras require the same sized lenses as the ones you plan to replace. The only real choice for super telephoto reach with professional quality is MFT with LUMIX or Olympus.
Jan 1, 2018 23:22:37   #
Thanks for alerting me to the inaccurate information I have on my web site gentleman. I thought I had updated all my information regarding the fact I no longer shoot any so called full frame cameras. I'll get this changed. Sorry about the confusion. For the record, I began testing the Lumix equipment in 2008 and as of 2 years ago I've not shot any Nikon equipment except for comparison purposes against my Lumix cameras. Without a doubt, Lumix still has some ways to go to equal what we get with Nikon in predictive AF and low light capabilities but those issues are secondary to the Lumix camera's lighter weight and ability to use quickly, especially with very powerful telephotos. The day is getting ever closer where the issue will be solved with a new generation sensor and these discussions will fade like an early Ektachrome slide left out in the sun for too long.
Mar 17, 2017 07:51:59   #
May 10, 2016 15:24:35   #
camerapapi wrote:
From what I have seen in your tests it all seems to indicate to me that Olympus is making excellent optics.


Olympus is really doing some great work but Panasonic isn't far behind and the Fuji lens in this situation is spectacular. That said, overall it's all about the entire system and for my money Panasonic is building the best lenses and cameras that hold up extremely well and are easy to operate right out of the box.
May 9, 2016 23:56:09   #
Come see my recent comparison tests between the new Leica 100-400mm, Olympus 300mm, Fuji 100-400mm, and Nikon 80-400mm lenses. You might be as surprised as I was. In short it's good news for all of us wanting super telephoto lenses for the new mirrorless MFT cameras at http://naturalexposures.com/mirrorless-telephoto-comparison-leica-fuji-nikon-olympus/
 
Apr 22, 2016 18:25:38   #
What's really exciting about the new Craft Camera is the ability to piece it all together. If the sensor changes, you don't have to rebut the entire system. Craft is about to give RED a run for their money and do to RED what RED did to Sony, Panasonic and other high end video camera producers. Paula interesting is the fact at some point we won't be thinking about camras as video or stills, they will just be cameras which is what Lumix is already doing. Really exciting times in the world of producing interesting images.
Mar 31, 2016 14:07:01   #
Many of you may know of the new firmware update for the Lumix GH4 that will give us Post Focus, additional 4K Photo options and External Burst mode for flash.

Panasonic's web site for downloading firmware can be a bit daunting to navigate and to help make it easier I've written a post on the entire download and firmware upgrade process. For anyone having issues figuring this all out you might want to take a look. Would love to have you leave a comment, on my Blog, on how it worked for you. I'm hopeful if we can get enough voices, Panasoinc will make the web site easier to navigate and understand for Lumix shooters.

Here's the link to Lumix Diaries How to Update Firmware on Lumix Cameras and Lenses http://naturalexposures.com/update-firmware-panasonic-lumix/
Mar 27, 2016 23:25:35   #
burkphoto wrote:
The optics Leica designs and that Panasonic builds for Micro Four-Thirds are much better values, and take phenomenal photos. Daniel J. Cox, another 'Hogger, has been playing with their new 100-400mm f/4-f/6.3 zoom, which is going to be the best super-zoom for m43.

http://naturalexposures.com/corkboard/

Leica makes a spectacular set of primes for m43 — 15mm f/1.7, 25mm f/1.4, 42.5mm f/1.2, and 45mm f/2.8 macro. These are 30, 50, 85, and 90mm FOV equivalents...


Agree with your comment about Panasonic having better value. For those interested here is a link to lots of posts on MFT and particularly about LUMIX cameras. http://naturalexposures.com/?s=LUMIX
Mar 27, 2016 20:35:31   #
n3eg wrote:
I do slightly better with the Olympus system than the Panasonic. My E-PL5 is easy to follow and only requires menu diving infrequently, and the SCP gets me everywhere I need to go. My GM1 on the other hand is more shallow with menus and presents every little thing on the surface as if it really mattered. Just the other day I put a lens with no focus ring on it and it gave me focus magnification...WHY??? Then I had to dedicate a button just to set ISO because it's buried in the menus. Still, each camera has its advantages.
I do slightly better with the Olympus system than ... (show quote)


GM1 is nothing more than a point and shoot. Unfair to compare this camera to a more serious Olympus. Two completely different cameras. I've shot many different Olympus and LUMIX cameras and for me LUMIX is much, much easier to navigate.
Mar 27, 2016 20:35:29   #
n3eg wrote:
I do slightly better with the Olympus system than the Panasonic. My E-PL5 is easy to follow and only requires menu diving infrequently, and the SCP gets me everywhere I need to go. My GM1 on the other hand is more shallow with menus and presents every little thing on the surface as if it really mattered. Just the other day I put a lens with no focus ring on it and it gave me focus magnification...WHY??? Then I had to dedicate a button just to set ISO because it's buried in the menus. Still, each camera has its advantages.
I do slightly better with the Olympus system than ... (show quote)


GM1 is nothing more than a point and shoot. Unfair to compare this camera to a more serious Olympus. Two completely different cameras. I've shot many different Olympus and LUMIX cameras and for me LUMIX is much, much easier to navigate.
 
Mar 24, 2016 17:55:56   #
Leicaflex wrote:
I could be wrong here, but I understand that the image stabilisation on the Panasonic is in the lenses, whereas, on the Olympus the I.S. is in the body.
Panasonic lenses fit the Olympus bodies and vice-versa. Therefore I would opt for the Olympus camera.


Lumix bodies are now incorporating image stabilization in body, very similar to Olympus, with the added advantage of In Lens stabilization as well which Lumix calls Dual IS. The Lumix Dual IS along with Lumix's Touchpad AF are two superb technologies that Lumix excels at. Here's an example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7E6fHpCLU&sns=em
Mar 24, 2016 17:55:55   #
Leicaflex wrote:
I could be wrong here, but I understand that the image stabilisation on the Panasonic is in the lenses, whereas, on the Olympus the I.S. is in the body.
Panasonic lenses fit the Olympus bodies and vice-versa. Therefore I would opt for the Olympus camera.


Lumix bodies are now incorporating image stabilization in body, very similar to Olympus, with the added advantage of In Lens stabilization as well which Lumix calls Dual IS. The Lumix Dual IS along with Lumix's Touchpad AF are two superb technologies that Lumix excels at. Here's an example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7E6fHpCLU&sns=em
Mar 24, 2016 17:48:36   #
Much of your response is right on. One exception is the comment about the difference in the menu systems for both cameras. I've shot both and without a doubt Panasonic's menu system is much, much easier to use and REMEMBER. Yes, the Olympus gives you infinite ways to customize your camera but virtually none of the dials and controls are labeled and therefore unless you use your camera, every single day, you will forget how you set it up. I found it to be a nightmare. So if you're a professional, shooting on a daily basis, no problem. But if you're like most people who shoot irregularly, such as once a week or once a month, maybe a couple times a year, the Olympus system will make you pull your hair out. At least that's what happened to me.
Mar 10, 2016 15:27:52   #
The upside to MFT equipment is it's so cheap. the downside to MFT equipment is the resale is even cheaper. I personally look at MFT prices as a positive thing, not negative. Such is life in the world of digital photography.
suntouched wrote:
Is the return to the seller about the same as on Ebay? I'm finding that street prices aren't too good for m 4/3 equipment. Too many great prices for old/new as they put out all the new stuff and rumors of new stuff.
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