Outdoor Photographer Highlights Dan’s Work With Lumix Cameras
One of my favorite publications, Outdoor Photographer, ran a piece last month I wrote titled Advantages of Micro Four Thirds cameras. Awhile back, after retuning from Africa and about four months of using the new Leica 100-400mm, I contacted the new editor, Wes Pitts, and pitched him the idea. I guess you could say the rest is history.
I’m writing this in between our two Pantanal Jaguar Photo Tours. These past three weeks I’ve been using both the Leica 100-400mm and the hard to get Olympus 300mm F/4. Both are performing extremely well. This is the first time I’ve felt like my needs are finally being met when it comes to needing serious MFT telephoto reach
with professional quality. The 100-400mm Leica comes out when the light is still good. The Olympus swings into action in the tranquility of late dusk or early dawn—both filling the needs I’ve dreamt of since I began shooting the Lumix system in 2009.
For some, having both lenses is more than they may be able to afford or want to carry. For me, it’s essential to have similar tools to what I had with my Nikons. Even though I’m carrying both the Leica 100-400mm AND the
Olympus 300mm F/4, together they are still much smaller and less expensive than even one of the monster lenses I used to shoot with Nikon, my tried and true Nikkor 600mm F/4. Below is a video showing how little space both the Leica and Olympus take up.
Thanks goes to Wes Pitts at Outdoor Photographer for giving me a chance to show others this little system can produce quality, professional results. It’s a great way to lighten the load and put money in the bank to boot.