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

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Jan Krux Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 vs Olympus PRO 40-150mm F2.8 + teleconverter

valerio18 wrote:


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.?



I do have the 14-150mm which I take as a light "travel lens" for occasional shots and flexibility.

I do otherwise use my 12-40mm F2.8 and the 40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14. The 40-150mm F2.8+ converter is my "wildlife lens" so far, and I did consider the MC-20 for longer reach (300mm instead of 210mm )  or I was waiting for the 100-400mm lens.

The 2.8 40-150mm is a PRO lens and is considerately bigger and heavier than the 14-150mm F4.0-5.6. They are 2 completely different leagues !

When you want to go seriously into wildlife or (motor) sports, then the 100-400mm will be the route I think. For anything else the 40-150mm F2.8 is a very good and versatile beast, which I love, and my E-M1MkII is glued with it.

For me, the 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 and the 40-150mm F2.8 with or without MC-xx are so different, that it will not be the question the one or the other, but rather if you want or need to go for the additional serious super tele , either the 40-150mm F2.8 or the 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 ..

I want definitively  the 100-400mm F5.0-6.3  for birding and wildlife, but I also will keep the 40-150mm F2.8 for shots with less light and for normal walks I also will keep the 14-150mm F4.0-5.6.


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