Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 vs Olympus PRO 40-150mm F2.8 + teleconverter

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Henry Falkner
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Re: Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 vs Olympus PRO 40-150mm F2.8 + teleconverter

valerio18 wrote:

Hi,

I am Olympus casual shooter that would like to have telephoto lens with more reach (the longest lens I have now is 14-150 F4-F5.6). I am considering between the 2 lenses (100-400 vs 40-150+TC). Do you think which option can deliver "better" image/AF/etc.?

Cheers!

150 + x2 TC only gives you 300mm, and you lose 2 stops or more in the TC.

Plus - changing lenses from 14-150 to 40-150 + TC needs removing one lens, and attaching two lenses. That is alright if you don't really take photographs, but enjoy making an exhibition of yourself changing lenses. I have seen tourists changing lenses and never taking a photo.

If the 100-400 is just outside your budget, consider the 75-300 II. It has good reviews here.

When I do get my tax return, I may go for the 75-300 , and put off the new E-M10 IV for later. The lens is about US$ 500.-.

Henry

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