Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm vs LUMIX G II VARIO 100-300mm

The PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH. and LUMIX G II VARIO LENS, 100-300mm are both great lenses that include very capable O.I.S. systems, but is the Panasonic 100-400mm worth almost $1000 more? While the 100-400mm is a little sharper and includes some additional sharpness the 100-300mm is quite capable and I actually made one of my first YouTube videos with one. Shooting a medium format eclipse is a bit crazy, but shooting one with m43 is a breeze.

The size and weight of m43 make it very easy to shoot events like an eclipse on a whim. The below video I made the day I received my 100-300mm (if you don’t like metal mute your speakers) and it came out quite well all things considered. If you want to shoot the eclipse Monday without breaking your bank account a 100-300mm would be great for photographing/videoing totality since you won’t need a filter. Overnighting a lens with Amazon Prime isn’t bad and most areas now have Saturday delivery. Good luck to all those trying to get an eclipse shot Monday and check out what I am doing over at FujiAddict if you want to see my Medium Format setup.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH.: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic II VARIO LENS, 100-300mm f4.0-5.6: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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