Olympus 150-400 a game changer

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Kai jensen
Kai jensen Junior Member • Posts: 29
Olympus 150-400 a game changer

I have been a user of FF most of my life. The first choice of telephoto lenses for animals and bird photography was then 300 2.8 and 500 4.0. First with Canon equipment and then with Nikon, I must say that it was some excellent equipment. In 2018, I made a big decision and switched to Olympus. A big and challenging decision, can a lens like 300 4.0 really replace the heavy and very expensive lenses like 300 2.8 and 500 4.0 that I used most of the time? Surprisingly it really could that, I am very happy with the Olympus 300 4.0, it does the job very well. The squirrel is taken with the 300 4.0 lens.

Olympus 300 4.0 iso 800 1/160 f/4.0 E-M1 MarkIII

You can see some more images taken with this lens her Olympus 300 4.0  
Now that I have tested the new Olympus 150-400, I see that this lens matches the 300 4.0 in all areas, image quality, focus speed and bokeh. In fact, and to my pleasant surprise, I think that the 150-400 is slightly better in several areas like autofocus, IS, bokeh and IQ. It is simply a unique lens. I mentioned that 300 4.0 replaced my previous FF equipment including 500 4.0. So I started thinking about the new 150-400 that soon will become my primary lens, do we still consider that prime lenses are the best choice for wildlife?
Well, for Olympus users this lense is a game changer, no doubt about that.

You can take a look at some image example taken with the 150-400 here
Olympus 150-400 4.5

Northern goshawk with a squirrel.
Olympus E-M1X 150-400 +1,25 + MC20 1000 mm 1/60 sec f/11 Iso 800

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