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    Co-Moderator, Photography as Art forum megan's Avatar
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    Thoughts on a teleconverter?

    Hey all -

    My kit is currently an Olympus E-5 with an E-3 as my back-up/second camera. I have a 50-200mm lens that I've been using more frequently as I've been getting into shooting motorsports. The thing is, 50-200mm isn't long enough for any track larger than a half mile oval. I used a 70-300 (?) Nikon that the company had available once at Lime Rock, and loved the results from that lens. However, anything close to that with Zuiko lenses is upwards of $5,999, which I absolutely don't have. I'm thinking of getting the 1.4x Teleconverter lens, so I thought I'd ask the other 4/3rds people here if they've used it with their Olympus equipment, and if you are happy with the results. Thanks!

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    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
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    Re: Thoughts on a teleconverter?

    From what I have read about the converters are they work but they really slow the AF down. I am not sure weather they would work that well for race cars, fast moving objects.
    I feel your pain. Since I went full frame I learned to appreciate Olympus and their x2 crop factor. I picked up a E-M5 and 70-300mm for much less than what a nice zoom would cost for my Sony. With the 70-300mm and the x2 crop factor I would think that is probably as good as your going to get.
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    Re: Thoughts on a teleconverter?

    Not sure if this is helpful, but I think the teleconverters make the aperture smaller too, right?

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