12-100 Pro with MC14 Question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by yelapa, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. yelapa

    yelapa Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 13, 2017
    I want a 300mm f/4, but have not quite accumulated the budget yet. However, the addition of the MC14 to my 12-100 will give me a nice 140mm (almost 300mm equiv.) lens. So I am seriously considering that.

    However, I definitely appreciate the coordination of In-body and In-lens stabilization with just the 12-100 on my E-M1ii. I have been trying to determine if the MC14 would continue to allow for coordination of In-body and In-lens stabilization, disable it, or allow it but ruin the effect because the software just can't pull it off correctly.

    If you have experience with the MC14 used this way or on another lens that allows for coordination of In-body and In-lens stabilization I would most appreciate your wisdom.
  2. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The MC-14 won't work with the 12-100, only the 40-150 PRO and 300/4
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  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    The MC-14 will only work with the 300/4 and 40-150 f/2.8
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Twinsies!!! lol :D
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  5. yelapa

    yelapa Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 13, 2017
    You are all right. I am so embarrassed I overlooked this "minor detail."
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  6. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    For completeness I should add that it may possibly work with the upcoming Panasonic 200/2.8, but that lens will come with the upcoming Panasonic 1.4x TC.
  7. The next best thing you can do is use the 2x digital converter in camera for now. I was always against doing it, but a few days ago I tried it with my 40-150 2.8 plus my mc14. Because if I crop in post, I’ll loose too many pixels. Here is an example, I think your 12-100 is a better lens. Try at least.

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  8. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Is there any difference between the digital teleconverter and cropping?
  9. This photo is still 16mp.
  10. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 17, 2016
    like, The Valley
    Not if you're shooting RAW, at least.
  11. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Just get a 75-300...
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  12. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Or Panasonic 100-300. It and the 12-100 make a 12-300 two lens kit with the smallest aperture of 5.6 at 300mm with no overlapping FL.
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  13. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa

    Now that irs been covered that the combination wont work, I wonder about this bit too

    And I wonder why you are confusing an actual 300mm lens with an eventual actual 140mm lens (the result of 1.4x100) ... I mean it's not like you are saying "something like how a 300f4 performs on my 5D..."

    So why not get a 100-300 zoom? Quite a reasonable lens if you ask me. People often "poo hoo" zooms but depending on your expectations one can get excellent results from them This shot for instance is from a 100-300 USM f5.6 lens on my old 10D (taken out a 4WD when touring in India). Quite acceptable results IMO and the 100-300 isn't known in Canon circles as being a "ouhh, I wet my pants" lens...

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  14. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    I actually prefer a bit of overlap.
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  15. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2015
    @Phocal@Phocal acknowledging the existance of a panasonic lens. I never thought I'd see the day.:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
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  16. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    If you shoot RAW you are better off cropping and then upsizing back to 16mp if you are wanting a 16mp file, the results will be better.
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  17. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I had to be complete in what lenses the MC-14 works with and could possibly work with................not that would ever buy a Panasonic lens
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  18. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    If the Olympus MC14 might work with the Panasonic 200 f2.8 then the upcoming Panasonic 2 x converter ( for the 200 f2.8 ) might work on the Olympus 40-150 f2.8 PRO - that would be great !
  19. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    ...or with the 300mm f4 Pro ! A hand held 600mm f8 with dual IS (24x magnification) would be fun.
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  20. It works just fine, you just need a bigger hammer.
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