Micro 4/3 Panasonic 100 - 300 - anyone know of best deal in UK


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S W France
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the "birding" lens is still nagging me

anyone know where I can get the best deal on a Panasonic 100 300mm in the UK - £390 seems to be the best I've seen so far, (reputable seller but I suspect it's probably grey market which does not really bother me)

so I reckon the next best thing is a 100 300mm on my G1 and I'll keep using my Nikon 70 300mm VR as I've decided against longer DSLR zooms so I will wait until I can find a 400mm Nikon prime used on EBay.

or a good used one for a reasonable price - not too worried about the odd cosmetic mark on the barrel or hood as long as the glass is clean and mark and dust free.


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Cheshire UK
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Good luck with the search.
Not many used ones around.
I guess that it's the kind of lens you think about before buying and once you've got it there's nothing else to compare.
I paid about £450 at Jacobs in Manchester last year although I felt I was gambling a bit because I wasn't a fan of the 45-200mm and the sample shots I'd seen hadn't blown me away.

In the event the lens is a cracker when paired to my G3 and to have 600mm equivalent in such a small size capable of fast action shots means that I can finally retire my DSLR.
I've not tried the lens with my G1 but it should be perfect for birds.