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Olympus 75mm 1.8: teleconverter on the market?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Moris, May 9, 2016.

  1. Moris

    Moris Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 2, 2016
    Is there for Olympus 75mm 1.8 a teleconverter on the market to increase the reach of this beautiful lens?
     
  2. christofp

    christofp Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 21, 2012
    There is no teleconverter available, the mc14 will only fit on a 40-150/2.8 or 300/4 lens.

    But there are people who had tele lenses in front. There is a 1.7x teleconverter lens which is quite heavy. People use it with some success on the 45/1.8 and maybe it works on the 75/1.8 too.

    Issues might be CA, heavy weight and heavy vignetting :-(
     
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I owned such a converter, the TCON-17. It is almost useful on the 45mm as a cheap and nasty 76.5mm but TBH you'd be better off with the 75mm in the first place as the converter is huge, heavy, and has pretty big C/A - IQ and handling really suffer. As for the 75mm, I'd say don't bother, just crop.
     
  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
  5. MNm43

    MNm43 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 19, 2014
    Digital or crop.
     
  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    There should be, but sadly no. If the 1.4x fit, we'd have 105mm f2.5.

    I'm sure there has got to be a 58mm screw in TC that would work. But since the 75mm f1.8 is so optically excellent, I don't think there is any chance you'd find one that doesn't lose a lot of quality.
     
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  7. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
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    I was actually looking at this as I am looking to buy a 75mm shortly. There was a thread on this forum which discussed an Olympus 1.45x front tele converter which has a 46mm screw thread and is supposed to be optically better than the TCON-17. It may vignette on the 75, though. There are multiple ones for sale on eBay around 20 bucks, so I may just grab one to see what it does once I actually have the 75.
     
  8. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    you think a 46mm Tcon on a 58mm threaded lens "may" vignette? :)

    After disappointment trying a few "high quality" Tcons on the tiny 37mm threaded 45mm f1.8, I wouldn't spend even $1 trying any on the 75mm f1.8.
     
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  9. Moris

    Moris Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 2, 2016
    I ask this question only with the idea to replace the Olympus Pro 40-150 for the 75mm and the purpose compact travel lighter.
    A teleconverter on Olympus had me draw the line?
     
  10. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
    Sameer
    I was going to write that it "will" vignette, but was being careful since I own neither the lens, nor the tcon and have idea how much of its 58mm front element the 75 uses :)

    Having said that, for 20 bucks, it seemed to me to be worth a try to see if the IQ is better than the digital 2x tele or cropping.

    May I recommend the Panasonic 35-100/2.8 as a more compact alternative to the 40-150 Pro? It is just a little bigger and not much more expensive than the 75 and has great IQ.

    Camera size
     
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  11. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    A TC on the 75mm isn't going to give much longer than 100mm focal length anyway. Just swap to the 35-100mm f2.8. It's about the same weight as the 75mm f1.8 and not much longer.
     
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  12. Moris

    Moris Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 2, 2016
    Thnx ;)
    The difference between the Panasonic and Olympus is for me too small or rather not big enough to take this step. Especially when you take everything into consideration seems to be the Olympus 75mm a big step toward compact and lightweight travel.

    Panasonic vs Olympus 40-150 Pro
    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO vs. Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8
     
  13. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Get the Olympus ZD 150mm f/2.0. Twice the reach and only 1/3 stop slower. That's if you are shooting an EM1 :biggrin:
     
  14. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    And only a wee bit larger! :drinks:
     
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  15. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
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    Maybe I am missing something. The 35-100 is significantly smaller than the 40-150Pro and only 55 grams heavier and 2cm or so longer than the 75. To me it seems like the perfect m43 lens if I was looking for a lightweight flexible kit. No TC will be lighter or smaller than the difference between the 75mm and the 35-100/2.8. So weight/size do not seem to be reason to dismiss it. And I see nothing in the article you linked to suggest otherwise.

    Of course, if you already own the 75, then it is a different question altogether.
     
  16. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I have both and I think they serve different purposes. That being said I use the 75 much less now that I have the 35-100. Weather sealing is certainly one reason.
     
  17. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    My impertinent comment aside it is interesting how similar these two lenses are. They are both big/short hunks of glass.
     
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  18. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
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    I was more referring to the OP's question about a TC for the 75 vs buying the 35-100/2.8 or 75 + (mythical) TC.

    Not to hijack the thread, but I have been vacillating between getting one of these two. My primary use case is for shooting my kids' performances/recitals/etc. in dim or poor lighting conditions. The 75 is faster, but can make framing a challenge if I am to shoot from my seat. The 35-100/2.8 is a bit slower, but allows for the flexibility of the zoom. I borrowed the 35-100/2.8 and really liked what I got, but I want to see if the lower ISOs I can use with the 75 will give me better IQ. So the next step is to buy a 75 and find out. Can't justify owning both at the moment, but maybe sometime in the future :)
     
  19. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I think it boils down to shooting preference. I don't have either (yet?), but I think the 75 would be a better fit for me. Simply because I once owned a Canon 5DII and the 135/2.0 (which I loved and used semi often) and the 70-200/2.8 (which I never really used enough to warrant owning it - always too short or too long for me). The weight wasn't the issue, it it was image look and focal length; a lot of my favorite portraits were shot with the 135...
     
  20. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Have you actually compared them? There's not much difference between the 75mm and 35-100 in size and weight.

    35-100 = 100mm long and 360g
    40-150 Pro = 160mm long and 760g

    The 40-150mm Pro is 60% longer and 110% heavier than the 35-100. And were it available, a TC would probably end up making the 75mm heavier and longer than a 35-100mm.

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