Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm
Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm is starting this week. I’ve been waiting for this new Olympus lens for over a year. The development of the Olympus 150-400mm was first announced in January 2019 and my excitement has been hard to contain.
The video above is a short introduction to the new Olympus 150-400mm zoom. I talk about how this new lens is comparable to the Sony 200-600mm. The Olympus has a bit more reach with a maximum telephoto of 800mm. And that’s without the built-in 1.2X teleconverter which gives this lens a maximum of 1000mm.
Light gathering qualities
The Olympus 150-400mm has a maximum aperture of F/4.5 across the entire 150-400mm zoom range. The Sony aperture is variable with F/5.6-6.3 with it being F/6.3 at 600mm. Add the 1.2X teleconverter to the Olympus and you get a 1000mm F/5.6. Do something similar to the Sony, add a 1.4X teleconverter, and you get 840mm at F/8. It all comes down to the Olympus having 150mm+ more magnification and a full stop more light-gathering power.
Stay tuned for an in-depth comparison
Over the next 10 days I’ll be shooting these two lenses side by side in remote areas here in Montana and Wyoming. I’ll be self-quarantining with just me, the animals, and my camera gear. Stay tuned for more information to come.