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40-150mm Pro

Had a great reptile walk around Parc Slip today, on a reptile walk organised by the West and South Wales Wildlife Trust people (I am a member).

I was pleased to find the lens length flexible and just right for photo-ing of reptiles today (Snakes and slow worm thread...…...http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48162). The Panasonic 100-400mm would have been too big for most of the photos. I even took off the 1.4TC...….

At first I thought the 12-40mm would have been large enough, but quickly realised it was at the very bottom of the required range.

So I have found the 40-150mm niche, and was very please with the results....
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

Would the 12-100mm have been sufficient? Or was the 100-150mm range still necessary?
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

I find the 40-150 +/- teleconverter really useful for quite a few subjects - especially field sports (rugby, hockey etc), canoeing and motorsports.

The 300 is way too long, and the 75-300 or 100-300 too weak in the CA focusing department. The 12-100 focuses well and is sharp, but it's not long enough for those applications, and f4 is limiting for subject isolation and in poor light.

Nothing else will do.
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

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Would the 12-100mm have been sufficient? Or was the 100-150mm range still necessary?
Lightroom analysis shows out of 30 photos taken, 20 were above 100mm, and 15 of those were at 150mm....
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

So using the 40-150mm lens with a 1.4TC would have done the job well?
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

On that analysis, the Pany 100-400 would have worked well too. But of course would have missed the shorter length Photos. What I like about the 40-150mm Pro, is that it can do Pro Capture Low, which the Pany can't...
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Re: 40-150mm Pro

I recently visited the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and I took the 40-150mm, 300mm f/4 and the MC-14 with my E-M1 mk1. The 40-150mm + MC-14 were the best combination for most of the animals. Absolutely superb glass and extremely pleased with the results

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