40-150mm on the E-PL1

dave92029

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Hello,
My new E-PL1 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I'm confident that I want/need a telephoto lens in addition to my 14-42mm kit lens. I have been looking at the 40-150mm with the m43 adaptor.

Having a sharp lens is important to me. I have read several reviews and I'm uncertain if the 40-150mm is as sharp as the Panasonic 45-200mm. Can anyone provide first hand information and pictures to assist me in deciding? :confused::confused::confused:

Should I be considering any other alternatives?

Thanks in advance for your assistance

Dave
 

et100

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I have used 40-150mm with E-PL1 and I am very satisfied with the sharpness of this combo. I have posted a full-size pic with 40-150 in the E-PL1 gallery and you can check the resolution and compare to the 45-200 image. I personally cant compare to 45-200 since I dont own it but the other advantage may be the extra 50mm of reach.

Keep in mind you can also use the 70-300 should you want to go that far, there is another thread that even links to some pics taken with that combination.
 

GaryInOz

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I'll let you know in a couple of days - expecting delivery of my 40-150 MkII tomorrow :smile: (I currently have MkI, and understand the differences in IQ are minimal)

Note that B&H have a package deal on at the moment for 40-150 + MMF-2 for $199.00 - code OL4015040K. Pretty good deal.....
 

dcisive

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I'm holding out for the soon to be released 14-150 which is a newer optical and mechanical design more perfect with the Mft system. Faster to focus and more ideal for video with a silent motor. $600 but I'll still wait for it. Could end up on my PL1 80% of the time.........
 
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