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Old Oct 30, 2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Since I've got an E-1 on the way I'm wondering if there is a goodalternative to the expensive Oly. teleconversion lenses. I bought a 40-150 3.5-4.5 lens that I would like to try it on before spending money for a 70-300 lens.

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Old Oct 30, 2007, 4:16 PM   #2
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Hi Don

I'm not sure if anyone else does a tele convertor for the 4/3rds other than Olympus although I could be wrong. The 40-150 is a really good lens, and I wouldnt be suprised if it were better than the new 70-300, which from all indications looks to be a sigma design (not that I'm knocking Sigma).

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Old Oct 30, 2007, 4:40 PM   #3
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Thanks HarjTT,

I'm thinking I'll need the 50-200 2.8 lens for low light shots but with the E1.4 converter it still only gives me 560mm. That's why I'm thinking either the 70-300 or 135-400 for my long shots. The Sigma 50-500 id just way to big for me but I wish it were not.

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Hi Don

two really good website to check and get some really good and accurate information about camera bodies and lenses are:

http://wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/index.html

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http://www.biofos.com/

If there is an alterantive tele convertor they would know about it.

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Old Oct 31, 2007, 9:21 PM   #5
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As far as teleconverters go, I only know of the existing Oly EC14 and the future Oly EC20..

I do know, there are alot of those cheap teleconverters on ebay, but I wouldnt trust threading one of those onto the end of any of my lenses..

If your budget is tight, I would wait till the new year, and I bet then you will be able to find the Oly EC14 hopefully in the $200-$250 range, and then the newer EC20 will become the $350-$400 range...

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Thanks HarjTT & Tat2dGuy for the info. I'll check the web site out.

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