40-150mm vs. 45-200mm ?

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40-150mm vs. 45-200mm ?
Aug 24, 2012

1) Is it better to just get the 200mm for the extra $50?

Panasonic 45-200mmm costs $245

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/588078-REG/Panasonic_H_FS045200_45_200mm_f_4_5_6_G_Vario.html

Olympus 40-150mm costs $199

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827291-REG/Olympus_V315030BU000_40_150Mm_F_4_5_6_R_M_Zuiko.html

2) What's the difference between the following ??
They are both 40-150mm with a massive price difference.
What gives? Why would anyone ever buy the second one???

Olympus 40-150mm costs $199

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827291-REG/Olympus_V315030BU000_40_150Mm_F_4_5_6_R_M_Zuiko.html

Olympus 40-150mm costs $599

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/674725-REG/Olympus_261504_M_Zuiko_Digital_ED_14_150mm.html

What gives? Why would anyone ever buy the second one???

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