Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R User Reviews

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | V315030SU000

At the time of this writing, these are frequently available new for $100. I found one for less than that on ebay. Reading the reviews, I see it has a plastic lens mount. That's no problem, since the lens is so light and since the plastic Olympus specified is hard enough not to easily be rounded off. I tested this out at the race track vs. my adapted OM Zuiko 135/3.5. I figured it'd be a wash, with the 135 being faster and easier to focus manually, vs. this one with modern coatings. But no, ...

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This lens is really great, considering price, size and weight! There really is nothing to complain. The best lens is the lens you have in your bag. This lens fits always in your bag !!

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imrryr3859
 

another jewel in the M4/3 world. this is not the best telezoom ever made, but at this price point, it's a real bargain. lightweight & sharp enought , for someone like me who have just occasional needs in telephoto, it's a real gem. excellent at 40 to 70mm, very good to 100mm and after that, it still good but you have to close you're aperture by at least one stop. 4.5 stars because the price point is so good... back in 1986 when i start photography, nothing like this ( at this focal lenght, ...

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This lens is surprisingly sharp when you consider how inexpensive it is. And it is cheap as chips. It's not a fast-aperture lens, which can cause problems if you're trying to shoot sports or wildlife in low light with fast shutter speeds. But if you have good light, it's a perfectly nice starter telephoto lens. Full-frame equivalent focal length: 80-300mm. If you have a few more dollars to spend, here are some good alternative telephoto lenses to consider for Micro Four Thirds: Olympus ...

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danieladougan

This is an excellent lens if you're just starting out with Micro Four Thirds, and it's extremely affordable compared to all the other telephotos in the system. It's not a fast-aperture lens, so it's not appropriate for low-light situations, but in good light it's quick to focus and quite sharp. I needed something faster, so I upgraded to the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO, which is an AWESOME lens, but if you don't have the budget for that, this one will do nicely in many situations.

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Lichtspiel

One of the surprises in the m43 world, often available for 99 bucks. While not super fast or well built (treat with care), the value (IQ/$) of this thing is unbeatable. Small and light too. O rly? It's probably been said/reviewed 1000x. So why not one more?

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BYRON MCD 77-81

But not as sharp as the 4/3 version which I use on the E30 and E620.  Still, it's performance by far outweighs its price - I picked it up second hand for 100 euros in mint condition. Both lenses can give outstanding results under the right conditions and in the right hands. Although they both have a cheap feel about them, I can't really justify criticizing them because they really can deliver and for me, it's the result that counts, and the results can really be very good. If I were rating ...

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http://robertevangelista.blogspot.com/2014/02/blog-4-tips-for-taking-bird-pictures.html I dont actually own one, However I have spent a half day of Photo walk with it and I was amazed by the light weight, The Saturation, the Detail this camera Offers. PROS: Light Weight!!! Works Well with Olympus 5-axis Image Stabilization Great Detail even at the longest Zoom. It is more than I expected. it blew me away, And this is a good sign. There is no Lens Crepe, because the Zoom Ring is so stiff. CONS: ...

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Pros : (1) cheap as hell (2) light weight (3) decently built (metal mount, plastic barrel) Cons : (1) 300mm eq. may be short for shooting birds (2) 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 ...

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I was part of my fathers heritage. He got it as part of e-PL3 kit. I paid nothing. I do not use it. The pictures are sharp enough, no reasonable pillow, no fugly bouquet. You get a 300mm compared to 35mm film - amazing and it is cheap. It is just because it is a 5,6 on four thirds sensor. No indoor available light and a large depth of field. That are the reasons why Olympus makes the 40-150 2.8 PRO (with a totally different price tag). For the rest of us:  Save the money, save some more and ...

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