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Olympus 40-150mm vs 40-150mm R lenses

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Olympus 40-150mm vs 40-150mm R lenses
Jan 21, 2013

Has anyone compared the 40-150mm and 40-150mm R lenses with respect to sharpness? According to Olympus, there isn't a change in the optics, just the addition of MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism for faster AF.

40-150mm

http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/mlenses/40-150_40-56/

"Lens construction 13 Elements in 10 Groups, including ED lens & HR lens"

http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/mlenses/40-150_40-56/images/com_01.gif

40-150mm R

http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/mlenses/40-150_40-56r/

"Lens construction 13 Elements in 10 Groups, including ED lens & HR lens"

http://asia.olympus-imaging.com/products/dslr/mlenses/40-150_40-56r/images/com_01.gif

"The new 40-150mm lens features a new exterior design while retaining the high performance of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom lens"

"The MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism which makes the Fast AF so fast and quiet assures high-quality, in-focus movies as well as still images."

Thanks,

Richard

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