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  • New MC 20 announced.

    I see that Olympus have announced a new x2 tele converter, the MC 20. It will work with the 40-150 f2.8 Pro and the 300mm f4 Pro lenses. It will be available this summer.
    I currently use the MC 14 with my 300mm Pro lens and sometimes feel the need of a longer reach when birding. I intend to get one when they are available.
    Archie

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      Re: New MC 20 announced.

      I'm looking forward to the MC20 as well. https://www.olympus.com.au/Learn-Exp...D-150-400mm-F4
      Ross
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        Re: New MC 20 announced.

        Me too, although the loss of 2 stops makes me wonder if I'd be better off cropping in to images taken with the MC14?

        Chris
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        • #5
          Re: New MC 20 announced.

          I have enough trouble holding the 300mm f4 steady with the MC-14 attached, so it is not for me. It's good that it is available though.

          Ron

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            Re: New MC 20 announced.

            Maybe it will allow me to use my 40-150 f2.8 rather than buy a Panny 100-400. At ~300mm I'd guess the max aperture would be pretty similar. I wonder how quality will compare? My guess is it will be quite a bit cheaper than the Panny lens.
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            • #7
              Re: New MC 20 announced.

              It will be interesting to see how it performs. I have never been impressed with 2x converters. 1.4x seems to be the sweet spot. With the 300/4 being such a good lens it might be worthwhile, but I have my doubts about how good it will be with the zoom.
              Andy
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                Re: New MC 20 announced.

                Only one way to find out I guess Andy. Wonder if it will be on Test and Wow?
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                  Andy
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                  • #10
                    Re: New MC 20 announced.

                    It had to come eventually. Would be very interested, depending on image quality. The thought of an MC20 with the 300mm/f4 is quite something (600mm (1200mm - 35mm EFL)), even though at f/8

                    Steve
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                    • #11
                      Re: New MC 20 announced.

                      Well F/8 is, if not great, useable. Olympus for sure know what they are doing.

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                          Andy
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                          • #14
                            Re: New MC 20 announced.

                            Wonder if they will have one to try at the Photo Show?
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                              Re: New MC 20 announced.

                              Yes, the 2x Canikon converters are a bit rubbish, but modern design and glassware has apparently solved many of the issues, at a price, and the recent Sony and Panny versions have been pretty well reviewed. Some image degradation is measurable apparently, but how much if that is visible in real-life images is another matter.

                              For example: https://www.dvirbarkay.com/single-po...nverter-Review
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