Middle-range tele, cheap & light

Started Jul 30, 2015 | User reviews
FrankieFR Junior Member • Posts: 27
Middle-range tele, cheap & light

Pros :

  • cheap as hell
  • light weight
  • decently built (metal mount, plastic barrel)

Cons :

  • 300mm eq. may be short for shooting birds
  • Olympus accessories (lens hood) at insane price

Rant :

A usefull addition at a very good price. I didn't expect stellar performance, and that's exactly what it is. This lens does the job fairly well and it's a steal with the current price tag (paid around 120 euros for it). Image quality is good in daylight (not excellent as a pixel peeper may like it).

For nature shooters, consider that :

  • this lens is light and cheap, you can take it on a trek without remorse, a m.zuiko 14-150 (tropicalized) is neither that light nor cheap, nor have better IQ.
  • many animals are active only at sunrise and sunset, when light conditions are not optimal (sunrise/sunset light is beautiful, but not plenty under tree cover).
  • 150mm may fall a bit short for distant small subjects such as birds.
 FrankieFR's gear list:FrankieFR's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II +3 more
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
Telephoto zoom lens • Micro Four Thirds • V315030SU000
Announced: Jun 30, 2011
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