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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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MC-1.4 Converter

Ooops, just got mine and see that it is not compatible with the 12-40mm Pro lens. I thought it was compatible with all pro lenses, ah well, that will teach me to take more care
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

Nope only the 40-150 and the 300mm I'm afraid Dave.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

Yeh yeh Phil, I know that now
I do like it despite it's failing with the 12-40mm.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

Yes it's really good with my 40-150. I use it most of the time I use the long zoom.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

I will just have to get the 300mm Pro then?
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

That's a good excuse.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

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Ooops, just got mine and see that it is not compatible with the 12-40mm Pro lens. I thought it was compatible with all pro lenses, ah well, that will teach me to take more care
If you have any old OM lenses (or old OM fit lenses), you can use the MC14 with them (camera side of the adapter).
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

That was what I did back when the EC14 was the flavour of the day. I got to use it with the Sigma 150mm macro lens & later (much later) with a used 50-200 SWD lens. Now I'm glad I bought the MC14 in the 40-150 Pro lens combo as it was so cheap to buy that way.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

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Yes it's really good with my 40-150. I use it most of the time I use the long zoom.
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I use this combination, but I don't much like the bokeh when using them at F4 or F4.5. A couple of months ago I took some photos of Oystercatchers, Lapwings & Pheasants resting on a recently ploughed field which also contained some of the old crop's chaff on the surface. The OOF chaff was rendered very harshly and too busy for my liking.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

I agree entirely with that comment Chris, the bokeh can be awful. That's my only complaint with the lens.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

I also agree it can be bad occasionally with the 300pro as well. In fact any straw like background that relatively close to the subject.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

Adding a teleconverter is an imperfect solution, design compromises are bound to happen.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

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Adding a teleconverter is an imperfect solution, design compromises are bound to happen.
Adding the MC14 makes a perfect solution to add to the 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens to make it 56-210mm F4 (Pro) lens. It's hardly a compromise as the results have been proof of that.
The old 70-300 lens had its good points, but it also had less than desirable bokeh, at times.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

All optical design is a compromise. Why do you think the Leica 50/f2 apochromatic costs 6000. Answer because it ts as near perfect as any lens can be. Not because it's made by Leica per se, but because it uses a mixture of expensive glass compounds with the necessary refraction properties to focus RGB at a point, both at minimum focus and at infinity.
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Re: MC-1.4 Converter

Interestingly Sigma have recently brought some Art lenses specifically designed to have nicer bokeh. Maybe Olympus will take the hint?
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