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

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

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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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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