Has anyone tried the Oly MC14 teleconverter w. Panny 100-300?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by oldracer, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    I know that the MC14 is advertised as being for the Oly zoom, but I'm wondering if it would produce decent results with the Panny 100-300, used for outdoor wildlilfe.

    Looking for actual results, not opinions from people who have not actually tried the combination.
  2. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

    May 26, 2011
    It most likely won't fit. The MC14 has a part that protruce into the back of the Oly 40-150mm.
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  3. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Incompatible. ONly works w/ the two pro telephotos.
  4. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    You're right. I saw that protrusion in the photos but never thought to check the 100-300. Indeed the rear element is far enough back that it would interfere.

    Oh, well. It seemed like a cheaper route to 420mm of reach.:frown:
  5. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    IF you're going on Safari, I would recommend getting a 150mm F2 & Teleconverter. The IQ is amazing and they are affordable now and you could also rent or resell it when you return without losing much/if any $. You won't regret it. YMMV
  6. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    Thanks, but I have found that fixed focal lengths don't work well for me in wildlife type situations. Trying to find an animal, even one that is not moving, with a long lens is like reading a map by looking through a soda straw. Too hard. Also, few shots are an exact fit for whatever fixed focus lens I happen to have mounted. I am a zoom kind of guy. I hauled six lenses to Ethiopia last year, three zooms and three fixed. I never mounted a fixed focus lens the whole time and I sold them all when I returned. Same story on a Tokina 300mm I took to Costa Rica a couple of years ago. Sold it when I got home.
  7. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    We loved the 40-150 Pro with and without the TC in Kenya in November. Just wish we had had the 300 Pro as well.
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  8. agnieszka

    agnieszka Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2015
    Central Coast, NSW Australia
    I have found that, with focus on the mid point and my non-viewfinder (left) eye open, i can scan a scene with my left eye while checking where the lens is pointing with my right (in the viewfinder). Kind of like superimposing one on the other. Takes a bit of practice but works well.

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    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    My right eye is completely dominant. Not just slightly dominant - when they were tested it was found that while I can see perfectly well with my left eye if my right is closed, if my right eye is open then my brain totally ignores the left.[/OT]
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