Brand with the longest-zoom mirrorless solution

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Booted Cat
Booted Cat Senior Member • Posts: 2,457
Brand with the longest-zoom mirrorless solution
3

We all know the Sony a1 + Sony FE 600 F4 is king of BIF/wildlife solutions, but when it comes to the longest-zoom mirrorless setup, we have:

Sony, affordable (without a pro lens)

  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for full-frame solutions: Sony a7R IV + Sony FE 200-600 at sqrt(61/20)*600=1048mm
  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for APS-C solutions: Sony a6600 + Sony FE 200-600 at sqrt(24/20)*1.5*600=986mm

Sony, premium (with a pro lens and 2x teleconverter)

  • Sony a7R IV + Sony FE 600 F4 + 2x TC at sqrt(61/20)*600*2=2096mm

Canon, affordable (without a pro lens)

  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for full-frame solutions: Canon R5 + Canon RF 800 F11 at sqrt(45/20)*800=1200mm
  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for APS-C solutions: Canon R7 + Canon RF 800 F11 at sqrt(33/20)*1.6*800=1644mm

Canon, premium (with a pro lens and 2x teleconverter)

  • Canon R7 + Canon RF 1200 + 2x TC at sqrt(33/20)*1.6*1200*2=4933mm

Nikon, affordable (without a pro lens)

  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for full-frame solutions: Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 100-400 at sqrt(46/20)*400=607mm
  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for APS-C solutions: Nikon Z fc + Nikon Z 100-400 at sqrt(21/20)*1.5*400=615mm

Nikon, premium (with a pro lens and 2x teleconverter)

  • Nikon Z fc + Nikon Z 800 + 2x TC at sqrt(21/20)*1.5*800*2=2459mm

OM System / Olympus, affordable (without a pro lens)

  • Maximum focal length (when cropped to 20MP) for M4/3 solutions: OM System OM-1 + Olympus 100-400 at sqrt(20/20)*2*400=800mm

OM System / Olympus, premium (with a pro lens and 2x teleconverter)

  • OM System OM-1 + Olympus 150-400 1.25x + 2x TC at sqrt(20/20)*2*400*1.25*2=2000mm

Conclusions

  • If you can afford a pro lens, the mirrorless setup with the maximum focal length is: Canon R7 + Canon RF 1200 + 2x TC at sqrt(33/20)*1.6*1200*2=4933mm
  • If you can't: Canon R7 + Canon RF 800 F11 at sqrt(33/20)*1.6*800=1644mm

Any comment?

 Booted Cat's gear list:Booted Cat's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon Coolpix A1000 +1 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow