Olympus doubles up with MC-20 teleconverter and E-M1 II and E-M1X firmware updates

Olympus M.Zuiko MC-20

The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 announced back in January 2019 is scheduled to go on sale from early July 2019. It doubles the focal length of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO lens as well as the ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. It will also be compatible with the ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens currently in development.

We’ve already been able to try out the M.Zuiko Digital MC-20 2x Teleconverter in the field, so read our review to find out what we think. Allowing for the 2x crop factor of the Olympus sensor, this gives the 300mm f/4 lens, for example, an equivalent focal length of 1200mm at f/8 – and increases its close-focus magnification to an amazing 0.96x (35mm equivalent), which is macro territory.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com