560mm Fluorite Telephoto Lens

This is 71FL set with 1.4x teleconverter. It can be said as 560mm F7.8 telephoto lens, which should be fairly comapred with Canon and Nikon 500mm and 600mm giant lenses. I’m sure the price and weight are quite different. 71FL’s  image quality? there is nothing I hesitate to say.  Typical fluorite-like sharpness and color contrast.

Weight is 1.3kg (2.8 lbs)  including E-PL1!! Still there is no issue to carry and handhold-shoot.  This set allows to enjoy two configuration – 560mm F7.8 with 1.4x teleconverter and 400m F5.6 without it.  As mentioned earlier, again BORG F7.8 feels like F6.3 or something like that. One day I’d like to verify it. This is my most favorite configruation because of longer focal length while still easy to handhold-shoot. Especially this 560mm with OM-D must be the winner. I think this is only one 600mm range configuration which allows to shoot without tripod. Moreover, I’m very curious OM-D’s 2x digi-con quality. Then, we can enjoy this optics as 1120mm lens (35mm film equivalent –  2240mm!!) Let’s see how 2x digi-con works.

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~ by tedishikawa on March 10, 2012.

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