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

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robgendreau Veteran Member • Posts: 7,485
Re: Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 vs Olympus PRO 40-150mm F2.8 + teleconverter

Funny Valentine wrote:

Honestly I would stay away from the 100-400, it has an outdated IS unit and is too big. But I highly recommend the 40-150 f/2.8 pro because it's cheaper, brighter, has better built quality and can also do telemacro. If you want more reach you can buy an extender, 1,4X or 2,0X, or buy an additional 75-300 for the supertelephoto. I always recommend the 75-300 because it's cheap, gives very good sharpness at close distance even at 300mm. It falls apart at 300mm when shooting distant subjects, but this also holds true for the 100-400.

That's basically my solution: use the 40-150mm and sometimes with a 2x TC.

But I find the 300mm to 400mm pretty much a waste for stuff I shoot and because of how I shoot.

And I need the lower end focal lengths and faster speed, and can just carry the TC in my pocket.

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