40-150mm on the E-PL1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dave92029, May 11, 2010.

  1. dave92029

    dave92029 Mu-43 Regular

    May 7, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    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

  2. et100

    et100 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Chicago area - USA
    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.
  3. GaryInOz

    GaryInOz Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2010
    Sydney, Oz
    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.....
  4. dcisive

    dcisive Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.........
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Because of the deal, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the 199 with the adapter. When the 14-150 comes down, maybe I'll get that and sell the 40-150.