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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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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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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!
Well I did write that nearly 2 months ago. And I was right! It's not a 1.2x converter. It's a 1.25x
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

Looks about 300mm long and 100mm max dia.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

I think this 150-400 will be to big and heavy for both me and my pocket so it looks like I'll be waiting for the proposed 'Super Telephoto Zoom Lens' as mentioned here -

https://www.43rumors.com/this-is-the...-lens-roadmap/
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

The option of a x2 tc sounds very attractive to me. Converting my 40-150 to an 80-300 f5.6. That sounds like a great way to get a birding lens without going for the 100-400 panasonic or the expense of the new oly lens.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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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
The highly respected Zuiko 350 F/2.8 was/is white. One of the photos displays the new lens alongside with the Pana 100-400.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

Hmmm,

Given its shown at 250mm and there's no hint of an extension of the lens - it presumably is an internal zoom mechanism, then it's not "that" much longer than the Panny at 400 - its a fair bit bigger in girth though!


The lens hood is mahoosive as well...

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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

It will stand out in a crowd (unless its a pitch side shot of rows of white lenses and then no-one will know it's an Olympus).
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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I think this 150-400 will be to big and heavy for both me and my pocket so it looks like I'll be waiting for the proposed 'Super Telephoto Zoom Lens' as mentioned here -

https://www.43rumors.com/this-is-the...-lens-roadmap/


Previous lens roadmaps were divided into Pro/Premium/standard, but this one merges the latter of the 2 catergories (although this new lens appears amongst the standard lenses, but they were all zooms).

Will the superzoom be a premium or standard 100-400mm (or something else)?

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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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The option of a x2 tc sounds very attractive to me. Converting my 40-150 to an 80-300 f5.6. That sounds like a great way to get a birding lens without going for the 100-400 panasonic or the expense of the new oly lens.
Pretty much the way I'm thinking. My 40-150 will get a new lease of life.

For me the new lens roadmap is the most interesting aspect of today's announcement. Of course history shows that Olympus don't always deliver on their lens roadmaps.

It's the 2 proposed telephoto zooms in the ~60 to ~250mm range that are notable. Since their zoom ranges seem to largely overlap, it will be interesting to discover what the main differences will be (max aperture, built-in IS ?)
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It's the 2 proposed telephoto zooms in the ~60 to ~250mm range that are notable. Since their zoom ranges seem to largely overlap, it will be interesting to discover what the main differences will be (max aperture, built-in IS ?)
They further confuse future options.

As Pro lenses will they take the 1.4 and 2.0x teleconverters?

But will they be more fat, white, super expensive lenses similar to the 150-400?
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

Such a shame that Olympus teleconverters can only be used on just two (soon to be three) of their many lenses.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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...But will they be more fat, white, super expensive lenses similar to the 150-400?
Perhaps they will resurect the old four thirds SHG lenses 14-35mm F/2.0, 35-100 F/2.0, and 90-250 F/2.8 in (white) MFT PRO guise. This would fit in with 2 of the orange stripes on the roadmap. No... its not very likely but...

the (current) 40-150 F/2.8 PRO does not have optical stabilisation so I can see that they might plonk something between the (current) 12-100mm F/4.0 and the new 150-400 F/4.5, say 75-200 F/4.0 dual sync IS.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

Just surfing (as you do) and looked at the Canon 200-400 lens as a comparison to the Olympus lens...

Gosh it makes frightening reading!

3,620g - OOOooo the EM1X suddenly makes sense!
£10k - HOW MUCH? hmmm... maybe I won't be saving up for one!

Canon Zoom at Wex
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

Since it's F/4.5 it should be around 30%-35% lighter than the F/4 lens, assuming similar optical design and OTA.
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Re: Olympus 150-400 Rumour

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Just surfing (as you do) and looked at the Canon 200-400 lens as a comparison to the Olympus lens...

Gosh it makes frightening reading!

3,620g - OOOooo the EM1X suddenly makes sense!
£10k - HOW MUCH? hmmm... maybe I won't be saving up for one!

Canon Zoom at Wex

But the Canon 100-400mm + 1.4x TC (that I was looking at earlier today) can be bought (hdew) for £1,599, and if used with an aps-c Canon with a crop factor of x1.6. So it's 4.5-5.6, but witha bigger sensor.

I was in a local hide at dawn about a week ago, hoping to see our local Otters, but couldn"t have got any usable shots if they'd appeared. This new lens would not have made any difference
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