Olympus 300mm F/4 Pro Lens Update
Not a question, but (for Panasonic shooters some great news) thought you’d like to know the upcoming Olympus 300mm f4 Pro is going to have image stabilization! You can see a photo of it at http://www.43rumors.com/
Happier Days are Near!
Looking forward to testing this lens Dean. Thanks for the heads up. Based on the stellar performance of the Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8, this should also be an incredible option for those that need truly professional telephoto reach. This lens, along with the coming Leica 100-400mm zoom from Panasonic Lumix, will finally round out the Micro Four Thirds world of lenses.
Although the Olympus will be a bit faster than the 100-400mm F/5.6-6.3, the convenience of the zoom will a major advantage. That said, there may be times we could use the speed of the Olympus and that is the reason I will be testing both and most likely having both in my camera bag after the test period.
I know you have the ‘inside connection’ at Panasonic but any sources in Olympus to help us mete out a possible arrival of the 300/4.
One rumor site still lists Nov. 15th as the magical day. Sadly (actually happily in Costa Rica) I’ll be out of the country for a month during that time period.
Also curious what you might have heard concerning ‘post focus’ and its progression. I’m most curious if it will work with Oly lenses.
The ‘concept’ of the Nikon 1 v3 is nice but the sensor doesn’t tempt me at all. It appears that Lumix’s 4K Photo at 30 fps negates the little Nikon’s 20 fps. The Nikon’s touted cont. AF might just be negated with ‘post focus’ technology. Your thoughts please.
Well as we pack up for central America I’m still a house divided..in the pack are the beastly (weight wise) Canons but the GX8 and 40-150 are going too. Someday I hope to leave all the beastly weighty objects at home and pack up the PL 100-400g 🙂
Unfortunately Robert I have no solid information on the arrival of the new Olympus 300mm F/4. Sorry I can’t be more help and I appreciate you taking the time to write in and inquire.