40-150 vs. 40-150 R

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 40-150 vs. 40-150 R
In reply to jrg, Feb 25, 2013

I bought the 40-150 for $200 at a store and then a month later they had a sale on the 40-150R so I took it back and we compared them The new R model was much faster to focus in the store. And the spin on the internet was that the older 40-150 was not too sharp between 100 and 150, when focusing to infinity. (Same problem with all the medium Panasonic tele's.) The R model is supposed to be improved in that area, too.

So I exchanged lenses, got $50 back and immediately gave it back to the salesclerk for the f8 bodycap lens.

End of story.

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