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Old Oct 1, 2018, 9:08 AM   #1
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A few pics from this weekend at White Rock Lake with the E-M1 Mark II, primarily captured with the 12-40mm f2.8. The 12-100mm f4 M. Zuiko is the ultimate convenience lens, but the best absolute image quality (and most compact/lightweight) the 12-40mm f2.8 M. Zuiko is still hard to not grab, and the f2.8 aperture is a nice extra stop to have when you want to maximize subject isolation to the extent possible.







Going completely against the "most compact available" thought process, the 300mm f4 M. Zuiko is great to have when a subject like this presents itself..



I see rumors of something like a 150-400mm M. Zuiko in the possible planning stages. The 7-14, 12-40, 40-150 (with or without the TC) f2.8's and the 300mm f4 is quite a good setup and is even a somewhat "ok" carry for the 9 mile hike I went on Sunday morning, using the Peak Design 20L pack. I continue resisting the urge on the Panasonic 100-400 to pair with the 12-100 M. Zuiko in hopes of keeping my Olympus-centric system in-tact.

A wider view of where those birds were when I captured the above image with the 300. The above crop is primarily a top and bottom crop. The sides were pretty much filled in at 300mm.





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Old Oct 1, 2018, 9:22 PM   #2
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Hi Greg,
Nice series of images. I'm glad you included the 2nd image of the Pelicans along with the one taken with the 300mm. One can really appreciate how good the clarity and detail of the birds given their distance from you.

As for the Panasonic 100-400mm, I'm surprised you haven't got one already.


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Oh, I’ve been tempted, but being able to get around relatively comfortably with the M. Zuiko Pro lineup of the 7-14, 12-40, 40-150mm f2.8's and 300mm f4 with the E-M1 Mark II, all in the Tamrac Velocity 8Z bag is a big plus.

Good to see you here Zig. Hope things are good on The Cape.

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Great shots Greg, love my Panasonic 100-400mm. The rumored 150-400mm Pro will no doubt be a brilliant going by the quality and performance of Olympus's current Pro lens line up.
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To be honest, Id rather see something like a 100-300mm constant f4 rather than stretching to 400mm at f5.6 or f6.3.
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