Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Review

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The Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is a light and compact telephoto zoom, and makes a great travel kit when paired with the Olympus 12-100mm F4. We tell you how it works in our review.

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Sakaphoto Graphics says:

That was a compact review for a compact lens. I hope the review for the Olympus 150-400mm f/4.0 Pro lens lasts a bit longer, since it's bigger and heavier, of course.

9999 says:

"Big is better" bro that exactly what she said

何承罡 says:

Finally Shimoda Backbacks.

Oswald Pietzsch says:

Comparing this lens to the Panasonic/Leica 100-400, there is one important point missing in this review. The Olympus lens is compatible with Olympus' tele converters MC-14 and MC-20, providing an option for incredible 560 or 800 mm focal length (1120 or 1600 mm equiv.). While I love my Leica lens, this is something I really miss.
On the other hand, the Oly lens comes without a lens hood.

Jochen Krebs says:

I have the 100-300 from Panasonic, it´s the best Lens for the price. Nothing can beat that.
Cheers from Stuttgart Germany

Tony Green says:

Another crap on Olympus video. First he complains about the slow aperture at 6.3, then he complains about diffraction at f11. Who shoots equivalent 800mm at f11?

bazdu says:

As an olympus shooter myself, I suspect, you didn't trust the image stabilisation enough. I usually shoot my 200mm at around 1/60 without any problems. Maybe bursting it could help a lot as well. Or a monopod… I mean trying to hand-held a 800mm equivalent would have been a stupid idea 10 years ago.

Lee says:

The best kind of photography is the type you do for yourself and doesn't involve pixel-peeping. 😀

Lee says:

You handsome bastard.

Sergio Llaguno says:

$1500!!!!! im very happy with my nikkor 200-500mm

Carl Lum says:

On Micro Four Thirds, diffraction really doesn't become an issue until after f/11 or so. Yes, it's visible before then, but you'd had to really pixel peep. You didn't need to stay at f/6.3 (it probably would have been a tad sharper if you had stopped down).

Giacomo Mario says:

i beg you pardon, but for what i understood, this is not a PRO lens, so i would expect such f numbers and quality. I would rater criticize the $1500 starting price for an olympus non pro lens.

Eugene Maynard says:

It will be interesting to see your reviews on the Canon F11lenses. 🙏🏾

Matteo Bonan says:

important information for all those who believe that a 5.6 diaphragm in the m4 / 3 is as dark as an F11 diaphragm in the full frame, it is false! is the depth of field of an f5.6 aperture which equals the depth of field of an F11 aperture in the Full frame. This is an important step to understand if you want to discuss or talk about photography. The consequence of all this is that if you use the m43 instead of the full frame your photos will be more in focus around the subject than the photos taken with a Full frame. I read about some stupid guy who prefers the 800 mm canon F11 instead of the 100-400 because it is F11 while the 100-400 olympus is F13. I think anyone who thinks this way is mentally confused and should practice anything other than photography. 🤓

Вова Н. says:

That's why i sold my Pana 100-300v1 and bought used Oly 40-150 2.8 with 1.4 TC included. Because of bad Micro 4/3 high iso results!
Now i always use 40-150 F 2.8 at 2.8 (razor sharp) or F 4.0 with TC

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