Lumix 100-300 Just arrived - will I like?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by MrDoug, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    I hope this is in the right forum.. but I just received my new Lumix G 100-300 for Wildlife, Birds etc.. will I like? all suggestions, tricks and advice are welcome.. I got bored and thought taking shots of Birds and Wildlife would be different.. Please give me your advice if you have experience with this type of photography..
    Thx,
    Doug
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Real Name:
    Luke
    Oh Mr. Doug.......you're in for a treat. It's a bit heavy, but obviously for a lens that long that's just physics. I really had fun at the zoo with that monster.....
    [​IMG]
    Penguin portrait by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    In strong light, you need no tips. In lower light....learn to brace yourself for some stability or consider a monopod. Enjoy!
     
  3. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Great shot Luke.. and yes.. I have been told it's a great lens.. I took a couple of test shots today with G3 and I was VERY impressed.. I didn't have much time with it, however I was like WOW.. is this for real.. I will post some shots when I get the time to spend with it.. thanks for the reply.. I think I'm in for a treat as you say... coming from you that makes it even that much better..
    Thanks much..
    Doug
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Real Name:
    Luke
    it makes me feel like a real photographer having a big honking lens (like those Canikon boys and girls)
    :wink:
     
  5. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dumb question.. but having difficulty uploading photo here.. different from MU-43.. what am I doing wrong? LOL..
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Real Name:
    Luke
    are you uploading to the gallery or just embedding a shot from another website?
     
  7. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Uploading from Flickr.. but when I do that it shows the link.. which will display pic.. but I want to show pic not link..
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Real Name:
    Luke
    click on the share tab.....below the size menu, select BB code instead of HTML....highlight text , cut and paste.
    Hope it's clear. I'm going to bed, but will look for photos in the morning.
     
  9. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Real Name:
    Steve
  10. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Thanks, I will try it today..
     
  11. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    While "purist" streetphotographers will hate me for saying this, but long telephotos are great for capturing candids without interfering with the "moment." The difficulty lies in having a clear line of sight given that you'd have to be much farther away from the subject.
     
  13. MrDoug

    MrDoug SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    My first 5 minutes with the 100-300

    [​IMG]
    P1010878 by MrDoug1, on Flickr
    Just a quick test.. have lots to learn..
     
  14. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice feather detail Doug.