GX8 with Metabones and Canon EF200 f2.8L...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by timothyharrisphoto, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. timothyharrisphoto

    timothyharrisphoto New to Mu-43

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    Aug 12, 2016
    timothy harris
    I'm considering getting a Metabones T-Smart adapter to mount a Canon EF 200 f2.8 L II to my GX8 as a compact wildlife package. I have been using my 100-300 for wildlife. It's great lens. With the 200 f2.8 I would have the field of view of a 400mm on my GX8 and a stop and a half more light gathering. I always shoot wildlife off a tripod so my primary concern stopping movement of feeding animals in low light conditions.

    I'd be interested others experiences with the metabones t smart adapter.....

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  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, you realize this will be SHORTER than your zoom, right?
     
  3. panamike

    panamike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 5, 2016
    Lincolnshire UK
    As barry said with the 100-300 you have a field of view maxing at 600mm with the 200mm it will be 400mm,now better IQ possibly from the 200mm would alow a image crop but i doubt it will bring you up to the 300mm level.
     
  4. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    It would also be 2 stops faster, not 1.5, which is a plus :)
     
  5. timothyharrisphoto

    timothyharrisphoto New to Mu-43

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    Aug 12, 2016
    timothy harris
    Yes.... I understand that I'll be at 400mm as opposed to 600mm max with my zoom......
     
  6. timothyharrisphoto

    timothyharrisphoto New to Mu-43

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    Aug 12, 2016
    timothy harris
    Comparing the 2 lenses at 200mm, the Canon is f2.8 and the Panasonic is at f4.9 which is 1.5 stops. That was my thought process....
     
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  7. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 25, 2010
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    Graeme
    Yes, sorry, that makes sense :)