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

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,482
Tele converters are a horrible kludge

made necessary by the huge mass and expense of a long FF lens.
I used a 70-200 f2.8 for my Nikon FF, it weighed a ton, and a 2X converter was needed to get a not very god 140-400. f5.6
You can pick up a 200-600 equivalent for MFT that is tiny - the panny 75-300
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....
Once you get the new f2.8 Oly tele, then maybe a 1-4TC makes some sense, but I will stick with the 100-300 myself.

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