Olympus 100-400 Reviews

The newly announced Olympus 100-400  mm f/5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens is of significant interest to a number photographers who use the M4/3 camera format, and specifically Olympus camera gear.

As regular readers know, this blog is not focused on doing gear reviews. Appreciating that many readers will have an interest in the Olympus 100-400 zoom lens, this article provides a number of links to various reviews that can be found online.

In no particular order here are ten links to reviews of the Olympus 100-400 f/5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens that readers may find helpful.

Andy Rouse (you will need to register on Andy’s website to see this review, but it is well worth it)

Petr Bambousek

Peter Baumgarten

Gordon Laing

David Tipling

Scott Bourne

Rastislav Stach
(you can use Google translate for this one)

Stan Foxworthy

Frank Smith

Rob Knight

Robin Wong

Mirrorless Comparisons

Imaging Resource


Photography Blog

Digital Camera World

We hope these links to reviews of the Olympus 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens are helpful for those of you who may be considering this particular lens.

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10 thoughts on “Olympus 100-400 Reviews”

    1. Hi John,

      No, I haven’t. I am waiting for the Olympus PRO 150-400 w/1.25 teleconverter to come out so I can compare the size, weight, performance, overall functionality, and cost before making a decision.


    1. Hi Mark,

      Thank you very much for the link to the Petr Bambousek review and comparison to the Panasonic 100-400. I have added the link to the top of the list in my article. Petr Bambousek is an amazing nature photographer and I’m sure that readers will appreciate his insights.


  1. Thanks for posting these reviews. I bought a used Panasonic 100-400 to use on Olympus M1 and mk II bodies for a safari trip to Botswana a few years ago. I found the focal length very useful for that trip. However, I became concerned with its reliability over the longer term. Granted, riding in open land cruisers isn’t easy on gear, but my Olympus zooms had no problems. I had to send it off to Panasonic for repair of the autofocus after returning. Took a long time to get it back. I am looking forward to researching this new Olympus zoom. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Robert,

      I had a number of readers contact me via personal email about this lens specifically which indicated a lot of interest in it. I’m glad you found the links of benefit.


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