E-M1, movie digital tele-converter. Mr Bean the Dervish!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by DonTom, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    The digital tele-converter in movie mode was a feature of the GH2 that really interested me. Olympus introduced their version with the E-P5, but I couldn't make it work when I played with one in store. But on the E-M1, it's a sweet little feature.
    Basically, for video, it allow a lens to become two lenses, with a 4x crop factor but no loss of resolution or aperture. So my 45/1.8 (90mm equiv.) becomes, effectively, a 360/1.8. Here's a short clip that I took this week in Istanbul. I'm not a videographer, and this (handheld) clip hasn't been edited, but I think it allows you to see the potential of this feature. This uses the Olympus 45/1.8 at F1.8, it also worked well with the Panny 20/1.7. Have yet to try my Vivitar Series 1 200/3, which will give me a 1600/3.0 equiv!


    As a Dad, it's great for school plays etc.