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Check out this 40-150 Pro goes on Safari blog

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Holoholo55, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    It was fascinating to read about someone using an EM1 and the 40-150 Pro on safari and their experiences. Photos are great too, and I recommend checking out the Flickr page. It is a somewhat thinly disguised come-on for a photo-safari business, but I have to admit that it looks like a great way to go. Notice the photographer friendly and comfortable setup of the excursions. No animals were harmed on this safari!

    via 43rumors.com.
    http://www.fotozones.com/live/index.../olympus-40-150mm-f28-pro-goes-on-safari-r172

    I thought his observations of the 40-150 Pro vs the 50-200 SWD were very interesting. I have the latter.
     
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  2. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Too bad he didn't post any of his pics from the prior year with the 50-200. Would have been nice to see the differences.
     
  3. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
  4. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    you can see the 40-150 really doesn't provide enough reach IMO
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    If I ever went on a Safari, I'd definitely want something a lot longer than the 40-150
     
  6. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Yeah, I'd take the 50-200 SWD and the MC14. That should give enough reach.

    Hmm... what would I take? EM1 & EM5, 12-40 Pro, 9-18, 17 f1.8, and the above mentioned lens. Maybe the 60 macro, plus flash. That's about all I got. Don't have a bag big enough for all that right now, but I'd find one. :)
     
  7. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    My setup in Southern Africa was two bodies, one with the 14-140mm and one with the 100-300mm. 150mm is definitely not enough reach, but sometimes 100mm was too long. No time to change lenses of course.

    This one is at 300mm, cropped square, but the vertical dimension is full.
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    150mm would not have gotten it.
     
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  8. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    At the end of the article, the author states that on his next safari, he'll be sure to bring the 50-200 instead of the 40-150 PRO. The 50-200 is a fantastic lens (I have a Mk.I that I use for MF with my GH4), and you really don't lose any sharpness when shooting with the 1.4x TC either.

    I haven't done any safari's, but I did take my 50-200, 1.4x TC, and GH4 to the local zoo to test it out. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint.

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  9. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Nice shot. You're right. Probably not enough time to change lenses. I probably would go with the 50-200 w/EC14 on the EM1, and the 12-40 Pro on the EM5. There will be a gap in the middle, but can't be helped. :)
     
  10. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    If you had two E-M1's, you could use the 50-200+EC-14 on one body, and the 12-60 SWD on the other body, covering you from 12-60mm, and 70-280mm.
     
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  11. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    My thinking is 150f2 + one of two ECs on an E-M1 and a P35-100f2.8 on some other body.
     
  12. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    True, but I was picking from what I already have. Maybe after the EM1 II comes out, I might replace the EM5 with one of those. I'm presuming that Olympus will have a hybrid AF sensor in the EMI II as well.

    Just waiting for Publisher's Clearing House to come to my door with my check! :-O
     
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  13. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Dust would be an issue with changing teleconverters on the fly.

    Barry
     
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