Super-telephoto comparison?

Started May 16, 2016 | Questions thread
Adrian Harris
Adrian Harris Veteran Member • Posts: 6,937
Re: Super-telephoto comparison? wrote:

Ido S wrote:

Has anyone done some test to compare the Olympus 75-300mm II at 300mm, against the 40-150mm f/2.8 + 1.4x teleconverter at 210mm cropped to match the former?

I currently have a 75-300mm II and I'm looking to replace it with a faster lens. I have the budget for the Olympus 300mm f/4, but I think the 40-150mm f/2.8 can be more useful for me overall. Just when to know what I should expect from the 40-150 + TC, and if I would really lose any reach.


How lucky that I was wandering by. That is exactly what I did.

My Review: 40-150, vs 40-150 + TC, vs 75-300.

Here you go.

Great review and after many months of use I fully agree with your findings. Sadly however I really struggle with the weight of the 40-150 f2.8, so if shooting in great light (rare in southwest UK) or if not fast action, I do now use the 75-300 (often with a raynox 2.2x teleconverter on the front), it is slightly soft at 1000mm, but I get amazing shots that I could not get any other way.

The Raynox 2.2x also works well on the front of the oly 40-150 f2.8, but is awful if the tc14 is fitted!

Hope that info helps someone.

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