What inexpensive telephoto lens?

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WhiteBeard
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Re: There are two 400mm lenses in Oly pipe

wb2trf wrote:

There are two 400mm lenses in the Oly pipeline, apparently. There's a "consumer" one, f5- 6.3

https://photorumors.com/2020/07/27/this-is-the-upcoming-olympus-m-zuiko-digital-ed-100-400mm-f-5-0-6-3-is-lens/

and there's a "pro" one, f4.5

https://photorumors.com/2019/01/24/development-announcement-olympus-m-zuiko-digital-ed-150-400mm-f-4-5-tc1-25x-is-pro-lens-and-m-zuiko-digital-2x-teleconverter-mc-20/

The consumer one is due out sooner, this month. We now learn that it is a little bit heavier than the Panasonic. As for pricing, wait and see.

The problem is that the "consumer" one is supposed to begin at 1500$ and the pro one at almost 10k$ (TBC, probably less but not much). You can get either of the 300 mm zooms for around 400$ used and for occasional "opportunistic birding", they will hit the spot.  Furthermore, you will find that the diminutive and light E-M10 doesn't mate well with behemoth lenses.

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