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DavidB 3rd December 2018 10:38 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
If it is a 2x teleconverter, 300 - 800mm F8 - 11 isn't something I'd be interested in , so I hope it would be an optional extra, rather than bundled with the zoom and jacking up the price.

pdk42 3rd December 2018 12:41 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
I really don't think a m43 long lens at anything slower than f5.6 makes any sense at all. In any case, 100-400 should be enough. If you really want longer, then a prime is probably the best option rather than a TC.

Ross the fiddler 3rd December 2018 12:59 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
I would think an MC20 could only be used on an F2.8 lens or faster, so I don't know what other options besides the MC14 will be coming or not. A 1.2 X TC maybe a typo whereas there are patents for 1.7 & 2.0, but I doubt anything more than 1.4 with an F5.6 long end of the lens (at 400mm) would be worth using, but still attractive at 560mm F7.8 in good light (with Sync IS). But..... it's still rumours & speculations at this point. *shrug

Gwyver 3rd December 2018 04:46 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bengeo (Post 464460)
The 1.2x converter is almost certainly a typo for the 2x converter.

You are probably correct...
Quote:

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.
... however, bear in mind that this extra (miserly) 20% would take you from 800mm fl to 960mm fl (in 35mm terms).
Though I think you'd have to forego the coffee if using such a lens combo - even with Olympus Sync-IS :)

wornish 15th December 2018 12:49 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Looks like its being officially registered and it is an f4.0 ! so it's going to be big.

https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-len...mm-f-4-0-lens/

Bengeo 15th December 2018 01:08 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Where does it confirm it is f4?

wornish 15th December 2018 03:03 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bengeo (Post 465854)
Where does it confirm it is f4?

In the link

Bengeo 15th December 2018 03:10 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
That's just what the Rumours guy is saying. Last week he didn't know whether it was f4 or f4.5 There's nothing in the info he links to other than it refers to a lens.

Ross the fiddler 15th December 2018 08:55 PM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
The only more realistic information I know is from Simon & he was saying it was going to be F4-5.6. That would be a more realistic size, but we won’t know until we get more concrete details. Also, it may be for one of the other lenses coming.

wornish 24th January 2019 08:57 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Well, it's been announced now and it is F4.5 :(

What's surprising is its WHITE. Available in 2020!

The 2X teleconverter will be available summer 2019 though and is compatible with the 300mm and 40-150mm lenses :)

https://www.dpreview.com/news/619236...-teleconverter

DavidB 24th January 2019 09:21 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wornish (Post 469299)
What's surprising is its WHITE

I was expecting that

Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidB (Post 467906)
something else nobody has raised, will it be white?


wornish 24th January 2019 09:24 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidB (Post 469303)
I was expecting that

Missed that

DavidB 24th January 2019 09:37 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
At least the 2x TC is going to be black.

Wonder how much a black lenscoat for the 150 -300mm will cost?

Walti 24th January 2019 09:57 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidB (Post 469307)
At least the 2x TC is going to be black.

Wonder how much a black lenscoat for the 150 -300mm will cost?

Now, just think about what you've said.... EVERYONE knows that a lens coat needs to be camouflaged, not black! :D*chr

Walti 24th January 2019 10:02 AM

Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bengeo (Post 464460)
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.

All the specs I've seen show a built in 1.2 converter, similar to the Canikon lenses of this type, with the ability to use an external converter as well.

So its a 150-400 with inbuilt 1.2 giving 180-480 out of the box and the ability to add a 1.4 or a 2.0 converter if you're so inclined!

Looks pricey though - and Hooooooge!


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