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

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Tele converters are a horrible kludge
In reply to Steen Bay, Nov 11, 2013

Steen Bay wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

You have to be utterly desperate to want to go beyond 600mm, it's a specialised field, either the pictures will be abysmal or else the kit will cost an absolute fortune and be used with extreme care, and I don't think the demand is there yet....

If shooting for example small birds, then you'll need all the 'reach' you can get. Most often 600mm equivalent won't be enough (and 1200mm equiv. doesn't necessarily cost a fortune).


When I use the Panny 100-300 for small birds, I often have to crop the photo, sometime up to 50% crop. Longer range would be very useful.

At 300mm (600mm) the lens is f/5.6 wide open. If the rumored 300mm/f4 prime is paired with a 1.4 converter, the combo would be 420mm (840mm) at f/5.6. I would happily pay triple price for that extra 240mm range.

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