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    I am a real amateur and quite lazy so don't use manual focusing. I mainly use the e 400 for wildlife photography but was thinking about an upgrade - but what to and are the lenses interchangeable? I mainly use the big 600mm equivalent telephoto lens and have some great dragonfly and butterfly photos using this big lens at one to 2 metres distance. Not Macro quality but at least the subject isn't disturbed at this distance. Hints and tips as a newbie gratefully received.

  • #2
    Re: e 400 upgrade?

    Regular 4/3 lenses, as fittable to your E-400, are at bargain prices now. If you want similar reach but better quality I would look at the 50-200 plus 1.4X teleconverter.
    Stephen

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    • #3
      Re: e 400 upgrade?

      Andy, which equivalent 600mm lens are you referring to? There are a number of body options but it depends on your budget as well.
      Ross
      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
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      Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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      • #4
        Re: e 400 upgrade?

        It is an Olympus 70 - 300mm lens and presume that gives me 600mm equivalent on this lens system?

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        • #5
          Re: e 400 upgrade?

          Originally posted by andyr0 View Post
          It is an Olympus 70 - 300mm lens and presume that gives me 600mm equivalent on this lens system?
          That's right. It is one of the Live View optimised lenses (for later DSLR bodies using Contrast Detect AF), especially if it has been updated to the latest firmware & can be used on all of the latest M4/3's bodies with an adapter (MMF2 or 3). The OM-D models would be a good upgrade path & the E-M5 (3 years old now), E-M10 & E-M5 II (just released) all use CD-AF whereas the E-M1 uses PD-AF (as a DSLR) for that lens. I used that lens quite successfully on the E-M5, but as you know it isn't the fastest lens to focus. If you did go down the path of the OM-D you might want some kind of grip as well but if you didn't use one the E400 then it may not bother you on the OM-D models (the E-M1 has a grip more like the E500 models). If you could get into a camera shop & handle one then you would see what I mean.

          I hope that helps.
          Ross
          I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
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          Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
          Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
          Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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          • #6
            Re: e 400 upgrade?

            An E-3 or E-5 can be found at low prices ATM

            An E-30 can be found cheap as a step along the way More focus point IS flip out screen etc

            http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Olymp...MM_117562.html
            OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

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            • #7
              Re: e 400 upgrade?

              here is an E-3

              https://uk-mg-bt.mail.yahoo.com/neo/...=06notlpsdvjoq
              OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

              I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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