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Compare Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 vs Panasonic DG 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 vs Panasonic G 100-300mm F4-5.6 II

Reviews

Neo score
58%
60%
60%
Pros
  • Exciting reach
  • Good price point
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • High maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Weather-sealed
  • Good sharpness
  • Well built
  • Optically stabilized
  • Rather light for the reach
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock

Price

MSRP
1500 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
7 blades, Circular blades
7 blades, rounded diaphragm
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
MFT
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Stepper motor
Micromotor
Optical Formula | Elements
21 elements
15 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
15 groups
10 groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 ED, 2 Super HR, 2 HR elements groups
Aspherical ED, aspherical, ED, UHR elements + Nano Surface Coating. groups
1 ED glass element groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
67 mm / 2.64 in
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
86 mm / 3.39 in
73 mm / 2.87 in
74 mm / 2.91 in
Size | Length
206 mm / 8.11 in
88 mm / 3.46 in
126 mm / 4.96 in
Weight
1120 g / 39.58 oz
315 g / 11.13 oz
520 g / 18.37 oz

Function

Angle Of View
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 3.1° Diagonal | 2.6° Horizontal | 1.7° Vertical (tele)
107.1° Diagonal | 96.7° Horizontal | 73.7° Vertical (wide) ~ 62.0° Diagonal | 53.1° Horizontal | 36.9° Vertical (tele)
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 4.1° Diagonal | 3.4° Horizontal | 2.3° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/5–6.3 ~ f/22
f/2.8–22 ~ f/4–22
f/4–5.6 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
2.0
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
100 mm ~ 400 mm
8 mm ~ 18 mm
100 mm ~ 300 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
200.0 mm ~ 800.0 mm
16.0 mm ~ 36.0 mm
200.0 mm ~ 600.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (3 stops)
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.57x
0.12x
0.21x
Min Focus Distance
170 mm / 6.69 in
230 mm / 9.06 in
1500 mm / 59.06 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: H-FS100300 (supplied)
Debut
2020-08-04
2017-04-19
2017-01-04
Model Name
H-E08018
H-FSA100300
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