The lens I compared the 300/4 to can be picked up for around $1200Anything besides Tuna?
All the shots with both lenses are beautiful. However, any love for those of us that can't afford the approx $2400 for the 300mm lens?
oh.........I also only paid $1800 for my 300/4, picked it up used from the local camera store.
I have also compared the 150/2 to the 50-200 SWD which can be picked up for around $400. But it really is only useful to those shooting an EM1, if you have one it's a really great lens for the money.
First, the TC's by Olympus and Panasonic only work with a few lenses. So using a TC on the Panny 45-175 is not an option.Perhaps this deserves its own thread (and if anyone with an opinion in response to my question wishes to start one, please do so!). Assuming my budget is minimal, what 300mm (more or less) lens would provide a sharp image at the enlargements Phocal has used? Might a 2X teleconverter give a decent image with (for example) the Panny 45-175mm? (I know zooms are never as sharp as primes but might the images be...umm...serviceable? I am thinking along the lines of "the best lens is the one you have with you" rather than "the best lens I can't afford")
In native lenses you have the following options to reach 300mm
- Olympus 300mm f4.0
- Panasonic 200mm f2.8 + 1.4x TC
- Panasonic 100-400
- Olympus 75-300
- Panny 100-300
If someone wants to send me the Panny lenses that reach 300mm for a few weeks I would happily compare them as well. I would need 3 more cameras also, since the idea is to shoot the same subject from the same distance with almost identical framing and lighting.
I also plan to compare the 50-200 SWD w/ EC-20 to the 300/4 w/ MC-14, which I think will be really interesting.
You are welcome and I appreciate the comment. I love converting gator photos to black and white, they are a great subject for it.Thanks, Phocal, for those 'gator images. I actually prefer the B&W for the texture (although all are wonderful).