What inexpensive telephoto lens?

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Astrotripper Veteran Member • Posts: 8,281
Re: Not too promising

wb2trf wrote:

I think there are two tele lenses in the oly pipeline, a consumer one and a pro one. Supposedly the consumer one is due out this month, the pro later. The pro looks bulky as you say. The other one, cheaper smaller, was my hope.

I had the consumer one in mind. It's all relative, 1.2 kg is definitely lighter than >2 kg that I expect the PRO to be. And $1700 or whatever is going to be a lot cheaper than $12000 of the PRO (no idea, just guessing).

My point of reference was Panasonic 100-400. According to the leaks, Olympus will be larger, heavier and probably more expensive (and will support teleconverters). Alas, it might also perform better and hopefully not have the similar quality issues as Panasonic.

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