Is the m4/3 14-150mm "R" the same as the original?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tamato, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. tamato

    tamato New to Mu-43

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Except for appearance is the "R" version, the same lens as the original 14-150 I got with my EPL1?
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    It should be. There wasn't even a firmware update for the 40-150mm.
     
  3. tamato

    tamato New to Mu-43

    9
    Jan 26, 2012
    Thanks Ned.
     
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Where did you see an R version of this lens? Olympus's website and announcements make no mention of it.

    DH
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Oh wait, I just realized that he said 14-150mm, and not 40-150mm... xP

    You must have the wrong lens somewhere, Tamato. If it's really an R it would be the 40-150mm R, and if it's really a 14-150mm then it wouldn't be an R. So you're probably either thinking of the 40-150mm MSC R or the 14-150mm MSC.

    If it is the 14-150mm MSC, then be aware that there is a firmware update (v1.1) required to make it operate as fast as the R lenses on dual-processor bodies (E-P3, E-PL3, and E-PM1).
     
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    They are the same lenses . I don't like the newest one some how.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  7. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Does the 14-42mm MkII have an R and non-R version? And whats the difference between the R version?
     
  8. tamato

    tamato New to Mu-43

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    Jan 26, 2012
    OOPS, I meant 40-150 not 14-150. Too many numbers :) 

    I want the 40-150 for my newly acquired EP3 and I want to know if the new "R" and the original 40-150 are the same as the original can be had for quite a bit cheaper. If the only difference is the newly designed shell than I'll go for cheaper.
    thanks!
     
  9. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    R versions are only different cosmetically, innards are identical.
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes there is, and as with the 40-150mm they are identical besides cosmetics. Except with the 14-42mm you will need to do the firmware update on your older MSC versions to get them up to the communication speed of the R version (this will only work on the MSC lens, not the even older non-MSC lens).
     
  11. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Ohh , ok thanks Ned. I'm not sure if i even need to update tho.
    I use a Panasonic G1 and bought my lens from someone that got it as a kit lens with his E-PL2 in October. Would going through an update make much of a difference, if any, to be worth the trouble? Its the only AF lens i have.
     
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