M4/3 for birding

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cc99 Regular Member • Posts: 279
Re: M4/3 for birding

Ontarian wrote:

Thanks for the info and suggestions. I didn't know that the Oly 100-400 takes the 1.4x TC.

It also takes the 2.0x TC, giving 200-800mm at f/10 to (a slow and soft) f/13.

However, I find the 66oz weight (of this 45oz lens plus an E-M1.2) is a bit hard to handhold steadily, especially beyond 500mm. So both the weight and the very long (1600mm equivalent) reach tend to favour a tripod.

Alternatively, I also own the Pany 100-300mm (v1), and its 20oz weight pairs perfectly with an E-M1.2 (or Pany G9), and this combo is light enough (and short enough) to never need a tripod.

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