Olympus TC 2x (extender) + 300mm/4 IS examples

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Olympus TC 2x (extender) + 300mm/4 IS examples
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Hi, I had opportunity to use new TC few days before release. I visited my favorite ZOO and one pond nearby my town to try it in real conditions. Here are few examples. I am really impressed with TC quality. Focal lenght is enormous (1200mm eq.) and I was struggeling with finding the subject during first moments. After a while it becomes much better.

My observations are as follows:

+ closer distance to the subject = better results
+ due to f/8 with this combination you have to use higher ISO (between 500 - 1600)
+ be sure you focus precisely otherwise the pictures look soft
+ AF performance is great, but of course with bad light conditions becomes slower
+ it is great combination for two subjects 1) small birds (oh, I wish I had this tool by Red-capped Manakin in Costa Rica) - 2) "macro" or closeup (shy butteflies and dragonflies and even small insects from 20 mm)
+ not best if you wish photograph on long distance, let say 50m and more
+ It has great optical quality, just be realistic it is still "just" 2x extender, you can't expect equal quality as single lens

Yesterday and today I used it with 40-150mm/2.8, I will share some examples later.

There are few examples with M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x combination. Whole image and 1:1 crop from full picture (2000 x 2000px) - sorry, I almost never share my full pictures online. Hope you'll find it useful.

Olympus E-M1X, M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x

Olympus E-M1X, M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x

Olympus E-M1X, M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x

Olympus E-M1X, M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x

Olympus E-M1X, M.Zuiko 300mm/4 IS + TC 2x

Olmypus TC 2x (crop 1:1)

Olmypus TC 2x (crop 1:1)

Olmypus TC 2x (crop 1:1)

Olmypus TC 2x (crop 1:1)

Olmypus TC 2x (crop 1:1)

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