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Old Jan 17, 2016, 6:01 AM   #1
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Default Pre-ordered Panasonic 100-400

Went down to my local camera shop last Friday and pre-ordered the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm zoom after seeing it advertised on there website. Gone for the versatility of the zoom over the Oly 300 and the price was a factor as well. On a waiting list hope to get one from the first shipment which is due sometime in March. Would be nice to get it before the Australian Grand Prix.



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I look forward to seeing some of your action shooting with this lens. Seems like the perfect long lens for fast paced, fast frame changing action.
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Tom, I'm with Greg on this and am looking forward to F1 AUGP photos from you.
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That sure is a beauty of a lens for sure. I'm very anxious to see photos from anyone using this lens. After examining my recent purchase of the Panny/Leica 25mm f1.4 I can attest to the build quality of it and I would expect no less from the lens you bought. The focus ring is nicely dampened and buttery smooth. There is no IS built into the lens but with the OM-D M5 there is no need for it as the body has this built in.
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That sure is a beauty of a lens for sure. I'm very anxious to see photos from anyone using this lens. After examining my recent purchase of the Panny/Leica 25mm f1.4 I can attest to the build quality of it and I would expect no less from the lens you bought. The focus ring is nicely dampened and buttery smooth. There is no IS built into the lens but with the OM-D M5 there is no need for it as the body has this built in.
James here are some images taken with an early sample of the 100-400 on Flick. There only portrait shots but they don't look to bad to me.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi...57661202543723

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James here are some images taken with an early sample of the 100-400 on Flick. There only portrait shots but they don't look to bad to me.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi...57661202543723
Well they certainly look pretty good to these old eyeballs. Unfortunately that lens will be way more than I would want to spend on a lens that wouldn't get used that often.
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Nice, can't wait to see your pictures and feedback about this new lens.

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