Long lens for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Started Mar 17, 2017 | Discussions thread
khaw
khaw Contributing Member • Posts: 906
Re: Long lens for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

elsier wrote:

Hi all, and I thank you for any advice in advance!
My current setup is a Nikon D750 paired with a Sigma 150-600 Contemporary. I photograph birds and wildlife, but am not getting any younger and am tired of carrying all that weight (and I shoot hand-held). For years I've been waiting for mirrorless to catch up with dSLR in terms of AF and low light capabilites. And now, with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, it apparently did. My doubt pertains to which lens will pair with it for the best results: Oly 40-150 f/2.8 with TC 1.4; Panny 100-300 or Panny 100-400? I know the Oly + TC and the 100-400 are heavier, but with either the camera + lens still weighs less than the Sigma 150-600 on its own, so that isn't a deal breaker. I'm focused on image quality and quick AF. Thanks.

If you really mean "best results" there is only one answer. E-M1.2 + 300/4 PRO.

My MC-14 sucks on 40-150/2.8 Pro.  The lens itself is fine.

http://www.lenstip.com/479.4-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_Digital_40-150_mm_f_2.8_ED_PRO_Image_resolution.html   found the same thing.

The MC-14 also degrades the 300/4 PRO, but not as badly.

http://www.lenstip.com/478.4-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_Digital_300_mm_f_4.0_ED_IS_PRO_Image_resolution.html

Cheap but useable is the Oly 75-300 II as a nice walk around lens.

K-H.

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