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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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Old 30th January 2019
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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.
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Re: New MC 20 announced.

Now that sounds a good bit of kit to get...………….
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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
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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?

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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.

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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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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.
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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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Re: New MC 20 announced.

I would have thought that unlikely Phill, but you never know. I would hope it will be cheaper than the Panasonic which is £569.
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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

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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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Re: New MC 20 announced.

Hoping it will compliment the 40-150 nicely. Guessing it will be around £300
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Re: New MC 20 announced.

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Guessing it will be around £300
That’s about half of the Panasonic price. Would be nice, but unlikely?
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Re: New MC 20 announced.

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That’s about half of the Panasonic price. Would be nice, but unlikely?
I would be shocked if it was less than £500.
They will be sold out and in short supply though as Oly are bigging it up, hopefully accurately!

Olympus Australia is pleased to announce the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. This model is compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, featuring a 1.25x built-in teleconverter, covering a focal length range from 300-1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. Combining both products makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent). Design mockups of these items will be on display at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show held at the Pacifico Yokohama in Japan beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019.
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Re: New MC 20 announced.

Wonder if they will have one to try at the Photo Show?
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