Olympus 40-150mm

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foxley12
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Olympus 40-150mm
Jul 3, 2012

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

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In reply to foxley12, Jul 4, 2012

foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

about this lens....

Please, please, please do a seach and please, please, please follow the posting rules that request that you do a search before you start a new thread.

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foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

Great lens, no adapter necessary (make sure you get the M43 version!....M.Zuiko 40-150mm).

The one drawback to it with Panasonic bodies is that it does NOT have OIS, so you WILL need a tripod or monopod in low light at the long end. In bright daylight, no problem at all.

If you can get it on sale for around $150 it is a no-brainer lens......very good value.

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In reply to jalywol, Jul 4, 2012

Yes, a very good lens for the money but no IBIS in a Panny body, so mind the shutter speeds. Also note, no power zoom for video and the zoom action is rather abrupt, so best to shoot shorter scenes and zoom between.

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He keeps saying that...
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MAubrey wrote:

He keeps saying that...
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and nobody ever listens.

Hmmmmm.............maybe?

Nah!

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I've looked around to buy me a affordable tele zoom lens to. I had the change to play with the pany 40-175 and 45-200 and the oly 40-150.

As I own a Oly E-M5 I have IBIS and do not need IS lenses. First my idea was to go for the pany 40-175 having a power zoom (good for video) and barrel does not extend when zooming.

But after comparing the IQ, the oly, to me, is best. Go for the 'R' version, that is the latest and has fastest AF which is darn good on this lens and body. Focal range is nice and ideal for most travel etc...

I can recommend this lens. I'm pleased with the results so far. It's a real deal considering the price.
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This is at the French Open this year. 150mm 1/250 @ 5.6 hand held.
I think its pretty sharp.
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In reply to jalywol, Jul 4, 2012

I'd echo your concerns regarding lack of OIS. I think I'd go for one of the Panasonic lenses with OIS on a Panasonic camera. In my opinion, some kind of image stabilization is pretty important for anyone using a lens like this handheld. On an Olympus body with IS I think the 40-150 offers terrific value, and it's remarkably small (get's long when zoomed in) and light.

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tedolf wrote:

foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

about this lens....

Please, please, please do a seach and please, please, please follow the posting rules that request that you do a search before you start a new thread.

I think Tedolph's opinion of the lens in question is that it is well discussed.

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I can't stand these...go search posts. Go police your Tedolph county, and let this guy ask his question.

tedolf wrote:

foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

about this lens....

Please, please, please do a seach and please, please, please follow the posting rules that request that you do a search before you start a new thread.

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Re: Can't beat the IQ for the price. Recommended.
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That is a great picture. Thanks for posting.

pvdk wrote:

I've looked around to buy me a affordable tele zoom lens to. I had the change to play with the pany 40-175 and 45-200 and the oly 40-150.

As I own a Oly E-M5 I have IBIS and do not need IS lenses. First my idea was to go for the pany 40-175 having a power zoom (good for video) and barrel does not extend when zooming.

But after comparing the IQ, the oly, to me, is best. Go for the 'R' version, that is the latest and has fastest AF which is darn good on this lens and body. Focal range is nice and ideal for most travel etc...

I can recommend this lens. I'm pleased with the results so far. It's a real deal considering the price.
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Photo-Wiz wrote:
That is a great picture. Thanks for posting.

pvdk wrote:

I've looked around to buy me a affordable tele zoom lens to. I had the change to play with the pany 40-175 and 45-200 and the oly 40-150.

I can recommend this lens. I'm pleased with the results so far. It's a real deal considering the price.
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OLy 40 - 150 is a bargain ; got a factory demo from Cameta camera;
great lens.
( FYI Picture below is slightly cropped, mostly for framing )

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In reply to pvdk, Jul 4, 2012

Though you may miss the OIS. Frankly I don't rely heavily on IBIS with the 40-150mm - I'd rather set it up with a tripod if the situation warrants, or use it hand-held when it's feasible to get a fast enough shutter speed.

This example is hand-held in adequate lighting, no tripod.

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tedolf wrote:

foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

about this lens....

Please, please, please do a seach and please, please, please follow the posting rules that request that you do a search before you start a new thread.

The rules states:

"New posters - Before you ask a question please check to see if someone else has asked it before, ask our search engine first."

So, as long as he did a search before he posted no rules were broken Sheriff.

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foxley12 wrote:

What do you guys think of this lens please?

I have a Pany G2 with a kit lens (14-42), and thought this could be a good addition.
I guess I'd need an adapter though?

I've read that a lot of you rate the Oly lens' so be good to read your opinions. thanks.

I have the 40-150 m43 version and it performs a lot better than I thought it would. It's cheap too.

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In reply to c_henry, Jul 4, 2012

thank you kind sirs for your informative reply's, yes that includes you Tedolf as you asked me very kindly

I did do a quick search, but couldn't see anything that included a Pany with the lens in question, but I'm honest enough to admit I often don't read all of them properly,

I'll make sure I do in future, as I don't want to be locked up for infringement of the rules lol.

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By the way........I am impressed by the resulting pictures posted here. perhaps I should dig deep into my pocked and go for it.

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In reply to foxley12, Jul 4, 2012

I've got some very nice Nikkor glass, and I was amazed at how good this lens is. I bought a Cameta refurb for $159 - very quick and quiet focus for video and makes a nice two lens kit with the kit lens. I got my EPL1 as a PS replacement and it is now my travel kit with this zoom. Not that I don't use my DSLR's for stuff where I'd only take a PS, the kit and this lens gives you a very good kit. Vensus shot handheld (one hand) through a solar filter and Mt. Hood.

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I just bought one of the Cameta Camera "refurbished" units for $159, and I am amazed how good it is. It is light and contrasty. I have not yet tested it enough, but initial impressions are great. At about $160 if you are in USA, how can you go wrong?
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