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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Speedliner, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    I have 3 lenses capable of 150mm FL and I'm contemplating 2 more! What's wrong with me!!!
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Assuming the 150 Macro, 40-150 and 50-200?

    Obviously the 40-150 is a lot smaller than the 50-200
    The 50-200 has more reach and faster aperture than the 40-150
    and neither of them can do macro.

    So I don't see a problem with those 3. What else are you looking at?
  3. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Yes Tk. Those are the three.

    The other two are the 40-150 Pro and the 150,f2. The latter would only be if I stumbled into one for very cheap.

    When Pany announces the 100-400 zoom that one might make the list if it performs well, but that isn't for the 150FL so maybe it doesn't count.

  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    The 40-150mm Pro makes sense if it is to replace the 50-200 for a little bit faster AF, but otherwise it isn't going to be adding much to the kit. It's not even any smaller and only a little bit lighter than the 50-200.

    Everybody wants the 150mm f2.0! :) 
  5. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Yes it would be just for the faster, more reliable AF. The 50-200 would stay for its reach and use with the TCs, at least until the 300 and 100-400 appear and their performance understood.

    Caveat here...all of these lenses are capable of more than I am. My time is short and I just want the satisfaction of knowing that when I'm presented with an uncommon shot, I get the max from the opportunity. I have had the 40-150r with me a few times and it was just too slow for the exposure situation. Likewise the 50-200 just missed focus or a shot due to focus. Doesn't amount to a lot of missed shots, but when shooting moving, unpredictable objects in the hour or two I get in a month every little bit helps.
  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    I often thought of selling off he 40-150/4-5.6 when I bought the 40-150/2.8 PRO

    However, for bringing about everyday - I'd rather have the slower aperture with the smaller overall size than the faster glass - especially since i will be shooting during the day with it most of the time.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Easy fix for the 50-200, Focus Tune.
  8. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    There is only one 150 FL lens. Just sayin' :biggrin:
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    You're crazy!! o_O 

    Or else you like that focal length!
  10. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Just crazy.

    Yes Phocal, just got the v4 upgrade in the mail, but the 50-200 still hunts a bit ... Always at the worst time :) 
  11. Baimei

    Baimei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 15, 2011
    Yes, the 150/2 is "my precious"
    But the 40-150/2.8 isn't bad either!
    Get both

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