M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R any good?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by desmoface, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
  2. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    It's a surprisingly good lens. The only drawback is the f5.6 maximum aperture at 150mm. You can't beat it for $119.
  3. Jason C

    Jason C Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2014
    It is an exceptional KIT lens, and it's price point makes it a no-brainer. AF is good, and the IQ is very good.

  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
  5. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hey everyone, thanks for the replies. I couldn't access the sight yesterday, there really wasn't a lot of info online and yesterday was the last day of the sale so I took a leap of faith. I bought the matching lens hood for a grand total of ~$135.

    Can't wait to try it out.

  6. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Wow gryphon, excellent indeed. I can't see anything to complain about with those images. If mine works as good as yours I'll be very happy.


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  7. DMLarson

    DMLarson Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 19, 2014
    Yes, it is a very nice lens. I just bought the Olympus ZD 50-200mm, but I will keep the 40-150 R for uses like hiking when I want a small, lightweight lens. I've been quite happy with many of the images I've taken with it.
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  8. hobbes266

    hobbes266 Mu-43 Regular

    May 19, 2014
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Very good lens. No need to worry.
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  9. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Very good lens, but it's little soft at the long end.

    For little extra money, I would get the Panasonic 45-150mm 4-5.6, it's little more contrast and sharper at the long end, I have both lenses.
  10. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hi Huff, looks good. I just got notification from Adorama that I'll have my lens on Wednesday. I hope it works as good as yours.

  11. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    It's a great kit lens, especially considering the cost. Light as air (plastic) but some copies are a bit stiff regarding zooming. As with other kit lenses, it excels in natural light. As halaking said, a bit soft at 150mm (i try to stop at 135).

    I plan to keep mine until i can upgrade to 45-175 (i had it for a week and loved it) or 2.8 telezooms if i hit the lottery.

    Have fun.

    sent from my Xperia Z
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  12. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
  13. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Good deal, thanks for the link.

    Hi Ramsey, thanks for the reply.

  14. Paul80

    Paul80 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 6, 2014

    As others have said I found it to be a surprisingly good lens for the money, even here in ripoff Britain where it now sells for £99 and even though I could only get the silver one, still it's a good match for the silver kit lens supplied with my silver GX7. Mind you I bought it before I found out the Panasonic where giving their 45-150 away free, so now have both, I use the Olympus on my GX7 because it has IBIS and the wife uses the Panasonic on her G5.

    If you get the chance try a Raynox 150 on your Olympus, that combination gives a surprisingly good closeup performance.

  15. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the information. I'll have to research that Raynox.