It actually looks quite nice and compact/small, but what can we expect about optical quality here? Do you think that it will be clearly better/sharper lens than Oly 75-300mm & Pana 100-300mm or do you think that ''Leica-name'' is mainly used here for marketings? How about against soon coming Oly Pro 300mm f4 (alone and with 1,4x tc)? I know, this is pure speculation at this point...
PS: Sorry...as this lens will be f6.3 in the long end (and not f6.5 like I wrote wrongly to topic).
Edited by Harmonica, 05 August 2015 - 10:35 AM.
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Well...if that 500mm will ever come to sale...the price of the lens will be out of my own range. At least as long as I have not yet finished my summerhouse/summerplace project (which will still take years).
WELL THE REACH IS A LOVELY THING ..... being ff equiv of 200 to 800 is amazing . yet i have trouble warming op to a lens thats slower than 5.6 at the long end .... it could be great in spite of my aperture prejudice
Unfortunately new Olympus Pro 300mm f4 will cost too much for me (2700 - 2800euros)....despite of my hard savings ....so for me this zoom will now be the only real option . So I really hope it will be optically clearly better/sharper than the present M4/3 long telephotozooms: Pana 100-300mm or Olympus 75-300mm (which I have). Still before (pre)ordering one I definetly want to see more photos and read several more objective reviews.
In any case this Pana-Leica zoom is clearly lighter than that Oly prime (985g vs. 1475g) and I prefer that. Other thing is that I do not own Oly MC-14 tc at the moment....so I would ''need to'' buy it separately.
Perhaps my next camera body will also be Panasonic (and not Olympus) because of that lens....
Had it for 2 weeks, its beyond amazing. Save up, do what you have to do, and go get it
Sorry, did you mean that you had Pana-Leica for 2 weeks or Olympus Pro 300mm? I'm sure that Olympus will be amazing telelens as it has been blamed to be sharpest long telelens which Olympus has ever produced.
What comes to me....I have already saved enough to buy Pana-Leica (haven't bought any camera stuff for last 2,5 years time). But to get new 300mm f4 Olympus? That would still be far. And even if I would be ready to save some more time to be able to purchase even Olympus....it would be very hard (for me) to justify using 2800euros for one camera lens.... I'm afraid.