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  • Olympus 150-400 Rumour

    Did folk see this ?


    https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-olympus...-5-in-january/

    It's certainly goy my interest. if the reviews are good I think that would compliment the 12-100 perfectly as a tinw lens set

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    Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

    I would like one... but maybe not the price. At the end if the article is "Both sources confirmed there will be a 1.2x teleconverter too!". I hope this is a typo and that it is not a bespoke 1.2x but the rumoured 2.0x.
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    • #3
      Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

      Originally posted by OM USer View Post
      I would like one... but maybe not the price. At the end if the article is "Both sources confirmed there will be a 1.2x teleconverter too!". I hope this is a typo and that it is not a bespoke 1.2x but the rumoured 2.0x.
      If that turns true, the lens better be F/4 and not F/5.6.

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      • #4
        Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

        Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
        If that turns true, the lens better be F/4 and not F/5.6.
        The smart money is on f4.5! That's not as stupid as it sounds. The difference between f4 and f4.5 in terms of diameter of the front element is significant. 400mm f/4.5 would be a shade under 90mm, whilst f4 would likely be the wrong side of 100mm. Either way, you're looking at a very large optic.
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          • #6
            Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

            Yes, the original rumour (from Simon) was for a variable aperture at F4-5.6 & that lens wasn't going to come till the end of 2019.
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            • #7
              Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

              Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
              Yes, the original rumour (from Simon) was for a variable aperture at F4-5.6 & that lens wasn't going to come till the end of 2019.

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              • #8
                Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                The smart money is on f4.5! That's not as stupid as it sounds. The difference between f4 and f4.5 in terms of diameter of the front element is significant. 400mm f/4.5 would be a shade under 90mm, whilst f4 would likely be the wrong side of 100mm. Either way, you're looking at a very large optic.
                Hi,
                What I meant was that, if that there is a MC20 in the plan, and assuming it is designed for compatibility with the 150-400 then the lens should be F/4. It the MC20 is a false rumour then the lens could very well be F/5.6 and then compete with the Panasonic. It would also cannibalize with the 300 F/4 and fill the gap above the 40-150 F/2.8. I agree that 100mm front lens is quite large, still not excessive. Look at e.g. the Canon 400 F/4 DO, weight 2.1 kg. Zoom components and glass would probably push that figure a bit. Filter could be drop-in. It would be expensive, though.

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                • #9
                  Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                  Is it possible to make a DO (or PF) zoom lens?
                  Andy
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                  • #10
                    Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                    Originally posted by TimP View Post
                    I thought the original rumour I saw was even slower than 5.6. Maybe confused though.
                    Can’t see a 2x converter being much help even if it is 4.5 and not 5.6, losing 2 stops will limit usefulness.
                    The lens information I refer to is here & the MC20 here with another reference to the MC20 here.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                      imho Olympus need a super telephoto lens in there line up for M4/3 for sport and wild life a 300 f2.8 or 400 f4 yes it would cost a fair bit but not as much as Canon / Nikon's super tele's .
                      Rob.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                        I'd get a 150 - 400 F4 - F5.6, but might have to wait for Black Friday 2019 reduction and maybe + a 15% off code & cashback promotion.

                        At 300mm would it be about F4.6, just over 1/3 stop slower than the 300mm F4?

                        If it is a 1.2 x teleconvertor, which would make it 180 - 480mm, at 420mm (same as 300mm + 1.4x), would it be about F6.3, once again only 1/3 stop slower than the 300mm F4 + 1.4x at F5.6.

                        Does that sound about right?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                          The 1st December rumour on that web site mentions '2 telezooms' amongst other items to be announced.
                          Perhaps there is a fast zoom for professional sports photographers, and something slower & less expensive for enthusiasts?

                          I think a x1.2 teleconvertor makes sense for a fast long zoom - as it would be only ~1/2 stop slower.
                          Designing a top-notch teleconvertor for a zoom lens whilst avoiding bokeh problems across the zoom range must be very challenging - as shown from the occasional behaviour of the MC-14 with the 40~150 Pro zoom (which isn't seen when the MC-14 is used with the 300 f4 prime).
                          Chris

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                          • #14
                            Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                            The 1.2x converter is almost certainly a typo for the 2x converter. There has never been one before and why would you bother for just a 20% increase? That rumour site does have useful info at times but it has many errors and mistakes.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

                              I don't know about the 1.2 x TC but there is an Olympus patent for a 1.7 & 2.0 x TCs. http://thenewcamera.com/olympus-2-0x...erter-patents/
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