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  • #31
    Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

    Am posting this from the Olympus booth and just had a word with Toshi Terada; the converter is only designed for use with the 14-150 Pro although expected to work with the planned 300 f/4.

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    • #32
      Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

      Thank you Ian.
      Just got on the SRS waiting list.
      chris
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      • #33
        Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

        Thanks for the info (14 - 150). I understand what it was designed for, but I guess that answer does not preclude the use with the MMF, or does it?? The question for me, not having an FT body I'd use with the 300/2.8, is whether I can sell the EC-14 and still have the MC-14 to use with the MMF-3, 300/2.8.

        Thanks for the digging!

        Andy
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        • #34
          Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

          Andy, having used a wide variety of telephotos and tele-converters over the years I'd do some testing unless the new 1.4 is firmware locked stopping you testing it.
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          • #35
            Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

            By the way, there is a programmable function button three quarters of the way towards the front of the lens and I was told this should be able to be progtrammed as a focus lock button.

            They also had the mock-up of the 300mm f/4 (about the size of a ZD 35-100 f/2) in a cabinet along with a mocked-up 7-14 f/2.8, which is a little larger than the Panny f/4 version but not dramatically so.

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            • #36
              Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

              Quote ... 'built-in lens hood like the 60mm macro ... ' Well, that's interesting, mine certainly has neither a slide-out hood or separate one supplied with it! Is this statement incorrect, or have the newer ones have a hood built in?

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              • #37
                Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                Originally posted by Footloose1949 View Post
                Quote ... 'built-in lens hood like the 60mm macro ... ' Well, that's interesting, mine certainly has neither a slide-out hood or separate one supplied with it! Is this statement incorrect, or have the newer ones have a hood built in?
                The slide-out lens hood for the 60mm macro is an accessory which has to be bought separately.
                It seems that when you splash the cash for a Pro lens, Olympus have the good grace to bundle a suitable lens hood (and soft case) with the lens.
                Chris

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                • #38
                  Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                  I'd love to have such hood for my 35-100 f/2 :-)
                  Tom

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                  • #39
                    Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                    Originally posted by Footloose1949 View Post
                    Quote ... 'built-in lens hood like the 60mm macro ... ' Well, that's interesting, mine certainly has neither a slide-out hood or separate one supplied with it! Is this statement incorrect, or have the newer ones have a hood built in?
                    Sorry - I was in a rush; I meant that the hood has a built-in mechanism that allows it to slide forwards or backwards and this is similar to the (optional) lens hood of the 60mm macro.

                    Ian
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                    • #40
                      Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                      I think it is a great shame if the M4/3 1.4x will only work with the new lenses. M4/3 owners with lenses such as 75mm and 60mm have been crying out for a TC for some time now and will be very disappointed. If indeed this new TC will not work with older lenses then I wonder if we are ever going to see one? Not sure if this is a bad move by OLympus of just a bad rumour, let's hope it's the latter!

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                      • #41
                        Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                        It's true, look at the protruding forward elements.
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                        • #42
                          Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                          Just put in pre-order. Hope I have done the right thing.
                          Jim
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                          • #43
                            Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                            I am sure it will be an absolutely superb lens and look forward to your opinion of it after you have used it. I will be particularly interested about how well it works when C-AF is in use, I am hoping the new lens focussing is so fast that C-AF will be vastly improved. That would bode well for the forthcoming 300 f4 and BIF too. Both are on my wish list!

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                            • #44
                              John

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                              • #45
                                Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                                I certainly would not expect more than a slight improvement in C-AF at best but any improvement would be welcome. I expect any real improvement will not happen until EM-1 mkII.

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