Wow, new Olympus 150-400 4.5 IS Pro and Bird detection AI

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This December Olympus will be coming out with their new super zoom lens 150-400 4.5 IS Pro TC1.5x. (300-800mm eq., 375-1000mm eq. w/buit-in TC). Weather proofed and only 4lbs.

Also the EM-1X will have new firmware upgrade to include bird detection AI.

I think time to save up money or maybe sell one of my pinball machines. I have been waiting for this lens for a long time.

Specs: M.Zuiko 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO | Olympus

Samples from Andy Rouse, wildlife photographer: Andy Rouse - Photographer

 
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Welcome back!

I did see the updates. Looks like a killer lens and the new firmware update sounds interesting.

Thanks Trevor. Been a crazy year or more. I'm hoping to get back to photography on a regular basis.
Snowy's should be coming soon, we can meet up one weekend.
 

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Olympus is really taking advantage of a smaller sensor ... that is one small lens ... though that price tag is large!!!
Zuiko lenses have always been of great quality.
 
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Olympus is really taking advantage of a smaller sensor ... that is one small lens ... though that price tag is large!!!
Zuiko lenses have always been of great quality.

yes, not cheap at $7500US but still much cheaper than a Canon 200-400 F4 at $11000US.
 

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Welcome back, Brent. Someone posted a pic of British Soldiers ( the plant type ) a couple weeks ago and it made me think of you. You were the first one I remember posting photos of them. Hope you are well and can post those great wildlife pics you used to share.
 

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This December Olympus will be coming out with their new super zoom lens 150-400 4.5 IS Pro TC1.5x. (300-800mm eq., 375-1000mm eq. w/buit-in TC). Weather proofed and only 4lbs.

Also the EM-1X will have new firmware upgrade to include bird detection AI.

I think time to save up money or maybe sell one of my pinball machines. I have been waiting for this lens for a long time.

Specs: M.Zuiko 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO | Olympus

Samples from Andy Rouse, wildlife photographer: Andy Rouse - Photographer


I love this type of animal video
 
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Welcome back, Brent. Someone posted a pic of British Soldiers ( the plant type ) a couple weeks ago and it made me think of you. You were the first one I remember posting photos of them. Hope you are well and can post those great wildlife pics you used to share.

Thanks Dean. I am well just been busy with other things. I am hoping to start getting out more, been getting too fat and need to get back to my hikes
 

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It's a lot of dosh for some glass. Be interesting to see how it performs in real time.
 
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All the reviews and examples I've seen show it to be an amazing lens.
I can even use my two tc's with it, three 1.5x and 2x. With them 2x that would be 1000mm (2000mm EQ). Although there is no degradation with the built-in TC, there will be when adding the 2x but still 2000mm!
I'm hoping for it to replace my 300mm and that should help with cost a bit.
 

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I was looking through some "birding" videos lately and the Olympus cameras seem to have been very popular well before this "M1x" update. I guess that was probably why they did it.
 
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I don't have Olympus equipment so I have no interest in owning this.

But I am very curious about how the TC is switched in and out without removing it from the lens? My only experience is with my Nikon TC-17E and Tamron 300-FNs 2X.
 

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