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i dont think its really worth buying zoom lens on micro thirds sensor? thoughts?
MFT sensor allows for significantly smaller, lighter lenses at lower costs. Try lugging an 800mm ff equiv lens around; try using such a behemoth w/o a tripod. MFT is, in fact, the ideal format for long-reach lenses. The price on this drop is fair (though certainly not great); the issue I have is the ship date isn't until early/mid May.
The portability of quite reasonable zoom lenses is actually a very attractive part of the m4/3'ds format. That said, when you get into the more pro glass I think the trade offs start looking worse as the lens weight goes up. I think something like the Panasonic 100-300mm II might not be as nice glass-wise, but is maybe preferable from a portability standpoint.