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[Prime] Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens $1,299 (was $2,499) Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Another great Panasonic micro four thirds deal here.

Gets positive reviews all around, here's a good summary of it here:
https://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/mirrorless-lenses/mir...

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  • +1 vote

    FYI, the focal length is the equivalent of FF 200-800mm, at less than 1/2 the weight of a FF 200-600mm!

    • +2 votes

      Sure, but with the trade-off of background separation equal to an F/8-12.6 lens though

      • +2 votes

        Yep uh huh, I understood some of these words

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          The lower the 'F/stop', the more blurry, creamy background you get. This lens, being an equivalent F/8-12.6 will not have much blurry, creamy background at all.

          • +3 votes

            @frowny: At that focal length everything will be blurry but your object.
            Probably more scientific way to say it is DOF will be minimal due to a very long focal length.

            • -1 vote

              @Foma2: Depends, I've found shooting Sony at 400mm, the AF is good enough to lock onto animal eyes. With a lot of wildlife photography I'd like that creamy bokeh.

              Not disagreeing to say that DOF is the be-all-end-all, but if people wanted a long lens you could even grab a bridge camera.

              • +2 votes

                @frowny:

                but if people wanted a long lens you could even grab a bridge camera.

                That's even worse if DOF is important to you, most have 1" sensor or less.

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                  @Buy2Much: Yeah, what I meant was if the only thing people wanted was a long lens, grab a bridge camera.

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            @frowny: I guess, but a telephoto lens like this definitely goes a very long way to achieving that look if that's what a user is looking for.

            However, I wish this was parfocal.

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          Yep uh huh, I understood some of these words

          This may helps https://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equival...

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    Anyone have experience using this lens on an Olympus body?

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      it is quite obvious when you use continuous tracking , slower and less accurate focus performance than the Olympus equivalent

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      I used it with an OMD MFT for still objects from a distance, even blood moon shots. It worked quite well. I have not tried on moving objects.

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        Yeah still objects are ok , but the Olympus equivalent is faster(hunt less)