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40-150 or 40-150R zooms

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by cofl1001, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. cofl1001

    cofl1001 New to Mu-43

    Dec 26, 2011
    Hi all
    I am about to buy a decent zoom lens for my e-pl2, and I was wondering if any of you know if there are any differences between the two, other than design?
    thanks a lot for any infos
    btw I am in Busan, maybe some cheap stores nearby?
  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    There are SO MANY threads about this. Besides the appearance of the lens, they are the same. There is no mechanical or optical difference between the lenses.
  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    im from busan too, used gmarket to buy. usually its cheaper to buy from there.

    btw there is a olympus store that i bought my 45mm from for cheap. its next to seomyeon department store, next to the dunkin donuts.

    i got the 40-150r because i have a ep3 and it fits the design better imo. its a couple dollars difference but since the older one didnt upgrade firmware most suspect they are just the same lens with different design. i personally like the newer design more. looks better, but still feels plasticky.
  4. cofl1001

    cofl1001 New to Mu-43

    Dec 26, 2011
    thanks a lot for the info. i thought that somehow the R lens is more movie capable but guess not. iI might go there today, assuming i will fond that store
  5. cofl1001

    cofl1001 New to Mu-43

    Dec 26, 2011
    btw, u guys think that lens hood is needed?
  6. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    I like lens hoods, but it depends where you're shooting. If you are in situations where you have the sun shining across your lens' front element, then get a lens hood, as that robs you of contrast and can cause other optical flaws. If you're always taking photos with the sun at your back, or never have any other lights falling across the front, don't worry about it. It's a real bummer that they didn't include one, but if you get a good price on the 40-150mm, then it makes up for one, along with a bag, not being included.
  7. G.Sal

    G.Sal Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 4, 2011
    The Philippines
    Mine's the four thirds version that comes with MMF-2 adapter so it was a good deal considering the price of MMF-2 when sold separately.
  8. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
  9. cofl1001

    cofl1001 New to Mu-43

    Dec 26, 2011
    I will hepefully get mine tomorrow...it's the "non-r" version, and I am really curious how it performs for the money...
  10. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    I just took advantage of the Mother's Day sale, although I'm a father, and bought the 40-150R. My 40-150R arrived last night. I've taken my test shots this morning and I can confirm what others have said about this lens. It's small, light, well built, and the PQ is really good when you consider it's price point. The only thing I don't really like about this lens is minimum focusing distance which is almost 3ft.
  11. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    LOL, I took advantage of President's day sales and I'm not a president.
  12. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
  13. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    The 40-150r is exceptionally sharp at and just beyond its minimum focusing distance.
  14. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Same here
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