Should we call the 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro 'Moby Dick'?

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Michael Meissner
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Re: Should we call the 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro 'Moby Dick'?

Danielvr wrote:

So, I was wondering if we should call this lens 'Moby Dick', after the whale in Herman Melville's famous novel.

Ummm, the classic 4/3rds 90-250mm f/2.8 is a larger lens than the micro 4/3rds 150-400mm f/4.5 lens. Sure the 150-400mm is the largest lens in current production.  I forget what the 'tuna' name for that lens was.

Lets see, the 90-250mm weighs in at 3,270 g (7.21lb) compared to 1,875 g (4.13lb). And the length is 276 mm (10.87") compared to 214 mm (8.43″).  At an Olympus sales event, I borrowed this lens, and my thoughts were even if I could afford the lens, it was too heavy to go on my neck.

If you widen you scope to largest lens for 4/3rds, there is the Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 (nicknamed the sigmonster) weight: 5880 g (12.96 lb), length: 544 mm (21.42″).  I don't know how many sigmonsters were made with 4/3rds mounts.

There were also Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 and Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses.

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