Why no m4/3 tele converters like Nikon/Canon others?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Because there is no lens that can use it
In reply to SteveNunez, Nov 11, 2013

Teleconverters work much better on primes than zooms. They also reduce the available light for focusing -- one stop with a 1.4xTC and two stops with the 2xTC.

The ideal match for a TC would be a 300mm+ prime with a wide open aperture of f/2.8 or f/4. Looking at the available lenses for m43, nothing fits. There isn't a prime above 100mm, much less one that is as fast as f/4. In fact there isn't a single lens of any kind with a focal length above 100mm that has an aperture of f/4 or better at the long end.

Basically no reason to have a TC unless you have a lens that can use it.

And a camera that can use a long lens -- the EM1 does that though.

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