Any rumors on the horizon about an m43 lens longer than 400mm?

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Simon97
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Re: Any rumors on the horizon about an m43 lens longer than 400mm?
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500mm on MFT gives you the same FOV of 1000mm in FF and that is quite a bit of reach. At these extreme focal lengths, atmospheric distortions become a problem as do the slightest camera movements and vibrations. The limitations on aperture v.s cost also come into play as it would be ideal to have a faster aperture. The cost and weight of the lens with a faster aperture would get prohibitive and no manufacturer would take that risk. As stated, the new 150-400/4.5 with built in TC will get you to 500/5.6 but it will be a large and expensive optic.

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