Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
BigBen08
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Here's how to do it for about $3200...
In reply to plautoq, Jun 30, 2013

Use Olympus 4/3 gear. A 200mm lens on a 4/3 body provides the same fov as a 400mm lens on a FF body. Here's what to get...

Olympus E-5 $1549

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/734744-REG/Olympus_262865_E_5_DSLR_Camera_Body.html

Olympus 50-200 swd lens $1199 (and 4% store credit)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/527566-REG/Olympus_261015_50_200mm_f_2_8_3_5_ED_SWD.html

Olympus 1.4x teleconverter $429

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/301934-REG/Olympus_261005_EC_14_1_4x_Teleconverter_Lens.html

Total $3187. I used this same lens combo with the older Olympus E-620 body to get these shots.

But the E-5 has much better AF speed and accuracy.

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