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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter

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So, I just bought the Olympus 40-150 f2.8 pro 2 weeks ago when the drop for that last launched, so this is a very tempting buy right now, but I'm also aware that Olympus just announced a 2x teleconverter that works with ALL m4/3 lenses that's supposed to come out later this year, so I'll be holding off for that, instead.
i bought the mc 1.4 the last time Massdrop sold it. The price is less than I payed, I'm using it on the 40-150mm pro. It works well and I'm pleased with the results.
I just got the EM1/Mk2. Olympus has a great deal - buy the body and get up to 3 PRO lenses at savings up to ~1k. So now I have the 40-150 and the MC-14 will increase its reach when I travel. I still have a full frame (Canon 5DMk3) system which I'll probably keep for awhile until I see how well the M43 fits my needs. I have a nature trip scheduled for October so the MC-14 comes at the right time and at a great price.
I shoot full frame too. Namely the Lecia M240 and the bokeh and colors are unbeatable. Shooting rangefinder is like a totally different type of photo making. For range and sports, I want to try out the new EM1mk2, small, durable, travels well, and utilizing the crop factor of m4/3 sensors and that new 300 IS Pro only 2/3 of a Leica 35 summicron. Glad this drop came out at a good timing :-) happy shooting!
Most folks that I know go with micro 4/3 for the lightweight and compact nature where they don't really want to be carrying around 4 pound L lenses. There are many people who use these at the pro level. i use them for their superior video capabilities and it's a very nice aspect how low profile they are, if absolute photo quality was what I was after I wouldn't waste time with 35mm I'd probably go to medium format, so there! 😉
Keep in mind, this Teleconverter is only compatible with the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO and the M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 PRO.
That being said this is a great piece of kit at a great price if you have either or both of those lenses.
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Unfortunately, it wasn't designed that way. It has to do with the depth of the back of the lens. Most Olympus lenses just don't have the clearance.
The 40-150 isn't nearly sharp enough to be used with a TC anyway.
After waiting two years I'm buying this. At this price, I can't see waiting any longer.
Being international I assume there's effectively no Olympus warranty on these. Has anyone ever used Massdrop's 1 year warranty? Did it work out well for you?
will these ship to purchasers from within the US, or might we be hit with customs duties?
Thanks!
BadCat
I'd be hesitant on something as complicated as a camera, but there isn't much that can go wrong and there is nothing to wear out on a teleconverter. Any problems with your product will surface immediately.
As Robert Capa famously said, "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." If I hadn't already bought one of these at full retail, I'd be on this drop in a heartbeat.
I had an EM-1, 12-40 pro, 40-150 pro, and MC-14 until my house was burglarized and my equipment stolen. The pro lenses are excellent, and the new Olympus OMD bodies are extremely impressive. Are there trade offs going MFT?, sure. But the combination of image quality, robust construction, and portability is a winner for me.
In terms of replacing my gear, I think I'm going with the EM-1 MK II, 12-100 pro, and 300 f/4 pro.
BadCat
Thanks for the reply. I know there are many happy users out there, and good hear of one on here. I'm sticking with my primes until I come into some cash, but I hear you.
How many of you out there have Olympus "PRO" lenses anyhow? While I love my OM-D E-M5 II and M10, I don't see Micro Four Thirds as a replacement for my full frame Mark III. I therefore shoot with my E-M5 mostly with primes (the awesome, tiny 12mm f/2, the 25mm f/1.8, and the 45mm f/1.8) and travel with the quite capable 14-140 II. (I also have the 75mm f/1.8, which is a great lens, but I honestly never use it because if I'm going to shoot portraits, I'm bringing the 5D and L lenses (that said, PM me if you're interested in buying the 75mm!)). All of this is to say that I don't carry the Olympus Pro lenses. They're heavy, expensive, don't have the same depth of field as their full frame counterparts (f/2.8 in m43 is around f/3.5-4 on a full frame), and the sensors on which they shoot cannot capture the detail of a full frame.
Therefore, Massdrop, how about hooking us up with something useful and at a great price, such as the 17mm f/1.8 (preferably in black, international specs oK)? Thanks.
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climbrocks
I have the 12-40 pro - and it hardly leaves my camera for a 'walk around' lense. Before I had that, I always had the 25mm on
constant-struggle
Same, except I used to use a 20mm (Or the 45mm). I don't really use anything other than the 12-40 anymore. I would love a 300/4, but money.