Finally have my 40-150 Pro :)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DL Photo, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2012
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    Dave
    I was contemplating between the 70-300, the 35-100 Panny or the 40-150 pro....all great lenses with certain things in common, very specific differences, and each with it's pro's and cons. Visited a number of threads on this board and made my decision to go with the 40-150 Pro.

    Well, ordered this refurbished 40-150 Pro lens through the Olympus store last Friday and received it last night. Pretty fast delivery time.

    I took a few pic's before sundown but did not have a chance to post....will post some this weekend. At the office writing this so no access to pic's right now.

    1. The lens is in perfect condition. Not a blemish. There is the slightest mark on the lens hood but I only found it by searching.

    2. The lens is actually smaller and lighter than I expected. I did test it in the store but imagined it to be a little larger....not sure why. Yes, it's larger than other m43 lenses, but that's what I expected for a 2.8 zoom with this range. Built solid like a tank. Very comfortable to hold with my E-M1 and quite a relief after using the 7D and 70-200 2.8 for many years.

    3. Absolutely love that retracting lens hood. What a great design.

    4. Performance. What can I say?

    Sharpness: This is lens is super sharp. Tack sharp...even at the edges and corners....and even wide open. Loved my 70-200 2.8 on my 7D. Don't feel like I'm giving up anything as far as image quality goes with this partnership.

    Color and Contrast: A number of lenses are sharp, but there is more to a lens than sharpness. The color and contrast produced by the 40-150 pro are spectacular. Anyone who owns a pro lens for any format will understand what I mean by this.

    Focusing: the lens focuses very fast. Will be testing that side a little more this weekend and add a little more later.

    I will still hang on to my little 40-150 4.0-5.6 lens for times when I don't want to carry the larger Pro zoom....but don't believe that I will be using the little guy that much anymore.

    I HIGHLY recommend this beauty of a lens.
     
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  2. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Peter Campbell
    ha.. I went back to the .ca refurb site 3 times that day procrastinating on whether to buy it. Third time back when I'd finally talked myself into it, it was gone. You probably got my lens :) Nice pick up. glad your happy with it.
     
  3. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dave
    Sorry tbut hear that you missed it. Keep your eyes open. There was about a week between the first couple of times that the lens was available. Probably have more soon.
     
  4. undergrd

    undergrd Mu-43 Regular

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    Congrates on your new toy. Wish I can own one too. :dance3:
     
  5. stripedrex

    stripedrex Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Jun 8, 2012
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    Alex
    Did you get the 25% off? I think Olympus does the 25% off once a year. 20% a few times.
     
  6. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 30, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Patrick
    Enjoy the new lens. It was revelatory for me when I recently purchased it. I've been using a good copy of my Sigma 50-150/2.8 on my dSLR for years but the Oly 40-150/2.8 easily outperforms that lens, in both performance and image quality.
     
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  7. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dave
    Nope. The discount started a few days after I bought the lens.....lens was already sold out when the discount became available.
     
  8. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Arizona
    Keep checking now that the 25% sale is over, I noticed in the fine print the PRO lenses weren't available for the promotion.
     
  9. Congratulations, I'm sure you will love. Be on the watch for a sticky mount, I can't seem to get mine off of my camera.
     
  10. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dave
    Ouch. Hope you can work it out.

    Loving it so far but need a bit of time to get used to the combo and get the most out of it.
     
  11. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dave
    Next purchase will be the MC-14.
     
  12. It's actually more like a magnet, I take it off and it seems to go right back on, my others lenses are getting dusty.
     
  13. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2012
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    Dave
    That one went straight over my head

    I can see why the lens would stay on the camera.