That 14-150mm Olympus isn't too bad

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D200_4me
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That 14-150mm Olympus isn't too bad
Jul 3, 2012

Not bad at all really for an all-in-one lens

On the E-M5

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When you consider how much it costs.....
In reply to D200_4me, Jul 3, 2012

how much it weighs, how slow it is, the IQ tradeoffs and what you could get instead to cover the same range it really isn't a very good lens at all.

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Nice photo!

Yes, it is a very good lens and for my backpack travel uses there is no better one available. I am looking forward to using it on my next travel abroad. Until then here are recent photos with the lens and the E-M5:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia:

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Re: When you consider how much it costs.....
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How much it weighs?

That's one of the nice things about the Oly 14-150 - it hardly weighs very much at all!

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How much it weighs?

Oly 14-15mm weight: 280gr.

Oly 40-150mm weight 190 gr.

Oly 17mm weight 71gr.

That's one of the nice things about the Oly 14-150 - it hardly weighs very much at all!

So the Oly 17mm + 40-150mm pair weighs less, are faster at most common focal lenghts, have better IQ, and together cost less than half what the 14-150 cost.

In fact you would have enough left over to buy the Panny 14mm f/2.5 and still have change left over.

The 14-150 justt doesn't make much sense.

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Indeed! I just posted a set shot in Rome city center.
I was pleased by the versatility of this lens, and it's also quite light.
I don't have experience with 14-140 but I'm happy I did save the extra money.
Beautiful picture by the way!

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Great shots! The 14-150 is my fave all-in-one travel lens -- slap it on, covers everything for the day and even some still subjects for low light!

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It's the 'all-in-one' factor that means something to some people. I own the Oly 12mm f/2, the 45mm f/1.8, the 12-50 and the 14-150. If I know I'll be content with the image quality I get from the 14-150, I know that I can put it on and walk out the door and know I won't need to change lenses. This isn't for everyone and not for every situation. But it certainly is for situations when I don't want to change lenses. I already know that it's not as good as the 12 f/2 or the 45 f/1.8 and so on...
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tedolf wrote:

how much it weighs, how slow it is, the IQ tradeoffs and what you could get instead to cover the same range it really isn't a very good lens at all.

What alternatives would there be then ?

PANASONIC G VARIO 14-140 is + - 750 Euro which would make it almost twice as expensive. To me the pictures so far don't appear to be that bad.

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I just don't understand this.....
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It's the 'all-in-one' factor that means something to some people. I own the Oly 12mm f/2, the 45mm f/1.8, the 12-50 and the 14-150. If I know I'll be content with the image quality I get from the 14-150, I know that I can put it on and walk out the door and know I won't need to change lenses.

Then why did you buy an interchangeable lens camera?

This isn't for everyone and not for every situation. But it certainly is for situations when I don't want to change lenses. I already know that it's not as good as the 12 f/2 or the 45 f/1.8 and so on...
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JaFO wrote:

tedolf wrote:

how much it weighs, how slow it is, the IQ tradeoffs and what you could get instead to cover the same range it really isn't a very good lens at all.

What alternatives would there be then ?

Oly 17mm or Panny 14mm + Oly 40-150mm

Cost about $300.00 if bought with a camera.

Lighter,

Faster,

Beter IQ,

More compact.

Cheaper.

or Oly 14-42 or Panny 14-45mm + 40-150 if you absolutely have to have every focal lenght.

Faster,

Cheaper,

Better IQ,

just not lighter

Any other quesitons?

PANASONIC G VARIO 14-140 is + - 750 Euro which would make it almost twice as expensive. To me the pictures so far don't appear to be that bad.

I wouldn't buy that either.

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Great shots! The 14-150 is my fave all-in-one travel lens -- slap it on, covers everything for the day and even some still subjects for low light!

So does a 10x super zoom!

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In reply to tedolf, Jul 4, 2012

I have the 14-150 after owning all other ones in a similar range.
This is by far the best IQ.
Love this lens.

Shooting professionally since 1980.This lens is better than similar range lenses in the Nikon or Canon line up.Not to mention much lighter.

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If you don't like the idea of a all-in-one to have sometimes, that's up to you. But a 14-150 on the EM5 is pretty sweet -- a super-zoom P&S camera doesn't come close. Btw, the whole idea of an inter-changeable is to have options -- sometimes to use a bag of lenses but sometimes to just go out with a 14-150 all rounder and because, well, you can and you just feel like it. There is no ONE way set in stone.

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g2van wrote:

Great shots! The 14-150 is my fave all-in-one travel lens -- slap it on, covers everything for the day and even some still subjects for low light!

So does a 10x super zoom!

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Because I do change lenses. Just not when it's completely inconvenient for me.

I can change lenses, but sometimes I'd rather not carry extra lenses and sometimes you simply don't have time. My $800 12mm f/2 isn't going to do me a bit of good attached to the camera if my subject is far away and I can't get physically closer and I only have a few seconds to get the shot.

Anyway, I don't know why I bother justifying my decisions. It's my camera and I decide how to shoot. You can shoot how you like. Besides, based on your various insults and unusual comments on everyone else's posts, I can't help but believe you get a kick out of agitating people. So, I'll choose not to be agitated. At some point your constant insistence that your way is the right way gets to be unacceptable behavior. I'm sure you're already aware of that. That must be why so many other people berate you so often. Just my guess though...
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P.S. It's a shame though. I've seen you make some very common sense statements on here from time to time. Overall though, I'm not sure what your motivation and intentions are. Maybe it's just natural for you to rub people the wrong way (almost constantly)
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D200_4me wrote:

P.S. It's a shame though. I've seen you make some very common sense statements on here from time to time. Overall though, I'm not sure what your motivation and intentions are. Maybe it's just natural for you to rub people the wrong way (almost constantly)
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miss the deeper meaning.

Look, I gave you a hint:

See those little blue dots.

That is it!

That is the answer!

With little blue dots you do not need a 10x zoom lens!

But you all missed it.

Wait a minute, maybe I am getting my threads confused.

Hmmmmm........so many threads, so many insult........er.........comments!

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The 14-150 is my one zoom lens. I have several primes that fit in a pocket for better IQ and lower light situations.

Tedolf has it 1/2 right, but why carry a zoom that doesn't a better range with small primes? The 40-150 and 14-150 are virtually the same size and both fir in most pockets.

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g2van wrote:

If you don't like the idea of a all-in-one to have sometimes, that's up to you. But a 14-150 on the EM5 is pretty sweet -- a super-zoom P&S camera doesn't come close. Btw, the whole idea of an inter-changeable is to have options -- sometimes to use a bag of lenses but sometimes to just go out with a 14-150 all rounder and because, well, you can and you just feel like it. There is no ONE way set in stone.

Really, three is all you need: one on the camera and one in each pocket-no caps, with index dots on each lens.

Kinda lika Leica!

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g2van wrote:

Great shots! The 14-150 is my fave all-in-one travel lens -- slap it on, covers everything for the day and even some still subjects for low light!

So does a 10x super zoom!

Tedolph

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Just Having Fun wrote:

The 14-150 is my one zoom lens. I have several primes that fit in a pocket for better IQ and lower light situations.

Tedolf has it 1/2 right, but why carry a zoom that doesn't a better range with small primes? The 40-150 and 14-150 are virtually the same size and both fir in most pockets.

Because the 40-150mm really is a better lens and it only costs $99.00, not $600!

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