Telephoto for landscapes - 40-150mm f2.8 or something else?

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Telephoto for landscapes - 40-150mm f2.8 or something else?

I've been a super wide landscape devotee for years, but I'm just now starting to discover the value of a telephoto to isolate subjects & compress distance, as a tool for landscape photography.

At the moment I'm using the super tiny Panasonic Lumix 35-100 f4-5.6 , which is awesome for hiking, but it isn't as long as I would like; and I'm sure that on my EM-1 MkII, I could benefit from a sharper/longer lens.

I'm very tempted by the Olympus 40-150 f2.8 and the 1.4x teleconverter to stretch it to 210mm, but the price is huge.

I expect that at some point I'll want to do more wildlife, sports and action, but for the moment most of my needs are landscape.  So for the moment I don't really need the f2.8.

Is there an alternative in the 40-150 / 45-200 range that I should be considering?

My next trip will be Lofoten & Senja in Feb...


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