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My 40-150Pro and 1.4x arrived today

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by AussiePhil, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    What an agonising wait it has been.....

    What can I say that hasn't been said, likely nothing.

    I love it.

    I broke down and bought the 50-200 SWD whilst waiting so can compare.
    The 40-150 is FAST focusing and silent and that is without the very latest firmware.

    Now one thing I really wanted to see is was the MC14 usable with 4/3 lenses, the answer is yes but not without some modification to an adapter. The issue is that the MMF1/2/3 has a flat bit near the electrical pins that stops the circular protrusion on the MC14 from fitting but I had a cheap chinese clone that I didn't mind sanding down to fit and it did. The main issue then is the EXIF data is wrong

    So a few photos, very little processing, uncropped but resized for upload

    40-150Pro-MC14.... 210@F4
    16399117611_304f33ef9c_b. _EM07196 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    Now trying to get similar framing the 50-200 + MC14
    16214951967_ed8f0650f4_b. _EM07199 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    50-200 at 200mm x 1.4
    16214631519_c1768aba51_b. _EM07201 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    40-150Pro + MC14 210@F4
    I use this little guy a lot, the thing is only a couple inches high and sits on my desk
    16213227158_0c1f3c630f_b. _EM07182 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    40-150Pro +MC14
    Now this etching is inside a glass block and about 2 inches behind the parrot in the last image
    16400869565_eef9310c1f_b. _EM07183 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    Super impressed at just how fast it focuses.
    Do I think it was worth the money, absolutely!

    Cheers
    Phil
     
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  2. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2014
    nice tests. Enjoy your new 40-150 Pro and MC14. I take away from your post, you will sell the 50-200 SWD? (no I'm not interested :smile: ) but you can send me that peach :biggrin:
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Was the second shot with or without the tele-extender? It's pretty clear that the 50-200mm lens is still pretty good, even if the focussing isn't as fast.
     
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  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    I've only got about 6 peaches on the Mini potted Peach tree this year so no it's all mine :biggrin: and it's nearly ripe and not as big as it appears in the photos.

    Will I sell the 50-200?, highly unlikely now that I know it can used in front of the MC14 for when I need a little more reach whilst still getting very high quality.

    One day i'll get to the Australian Tennis Open with it's 200mm max lens limit :)

    Cheers
     
  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hi Ray,

    It was with, the only issue I've found using any of the legacy 4/3 glass I have handy (the cheap stuff) is the lack of correct EXIF data. This could lead to IBIS getting it slightly wrong due to the wrong focal length reported but haven't noticed any issues

    Here's another with the 150MC14 (posted in the bee thread but worth posting again)
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/byphilg/15794230414" title="_EM17408 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr"> 15794230414_68e533dae3_b. "1024" height="819" alt="_EM17408"></a>
     
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  6. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    My E-M1 with mmf3, ec-14 and 50-200 SWD reports focal length to the camera just fine. Just FYI. I would love the 50-150 but cant justify it to myself right now - I don't shoot that much telephoto, and it's. It significantly lighter or smaller (which would be enough of a selling point for me). Maybe a second hand one down the line. The 300/4.0 May be a different story if I get a safari trip coming around again...
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    OK. The reason I asked is because it might have been handy to compare the 40-150mm and extender with the 50-200mm without. Both focal lengths are pretty close at full extension, so it should be an interesting comparison.

    It's odd that you don't get correct EXIF data, as all of my lenses are reported correctly. Is your adapter the MMF3?
     
  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Gents,

    The MC14 (the mu43 1.4x TC) has an additional pin that I bet checks the lens as the camera gets the lens actual exif data but fails to report that the MC14 is inline when using 4/3 glass.
    So I may have confused when I said no exif data.. sorry.. I meant no info when the MC14 is inline except with the 40-150 mounted.

    Ray, I have a MMF3 that I didn't butcher, preferring the test with a clone, now I know it works I may take the dremel carefully to the MMF3 :)

    I have some more peaches not fully ripe so this weekend i'll put the camera on the tripod and do the exact 200mm F4 comparison, I'm keen to see if I can spot a difference as out of camera raws do appear to be very very close.

    Cheers
     
  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It'll be interesting to see how they compare, especially as the 50-200mm was only considered a HG lens, yet still exhibits outstanding optical performance.
     
  10. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Toronto Canada
    Does AF work with the 50-200 + MC14
     
  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    787
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Yep, works fine.

    Cheers
    Phil
     
  12. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    On the E-M1 only I suppose.
     
  13. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    yeah, sorry, was testing on my EM1.... i have a PM2 as a pocket carry all that should test on for the fun of it

    cheers
     
  14. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2011
    Hello,

    It's been bugging me that I can't use my MMF-2 on the MC-14. Can you please show what part exactly you sanded down to make it fit...

    Thanks
     
  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hi,

    I can do that but with all the caveats that this could ruin the item etc, it also generates a lot of plastic dust that you have to be 100% certain you have cleaned up.

    I wasn't going to modify my MMF3 as it will affect the resale value but now I know it works I think I will and I will document it. Standby as I need to find my Dremel to do it properly.

    Cheers
     
  16. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
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  17. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Nice photo's, must go with the name :smile:

    I haven't forgotten the photo's of modding the MMF, just I seem to have misplaced my Dremel.... cleaned the garage up to make room for other projects and now can't find some things.

    Cheers
     
  18. MassimoFoti

    MassimoFoti Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2014
    Lugano (Switzerland)
    Looking forward to hear about that. So far I've used my canon gear for airshows, but I plan to get a 40-150 plus 1.4x and I am curious to see how it would perform on airshows