New Oly 40-150 2.8 video

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by szanda, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afSjAVM8wBU

    Old news? Lots of details, size comparison with pana 35-100 2.8 - Oly is huge, but light he said.

    Overall the lens looks absolutely awesome and this is something that every ff user would love to own :smile:

    don't know if this is old news ar has been posted somewhere else, sorry for that
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Whoa - that's a BIG lens. Seems too big for what u43 is all about IMHO.
     
  3. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Have seen this before.
    Looks like the lens is approximately the size of a canon 70-200f4 lens (maybe similar in weight?)
    Whilst I think it will be an amazing lens its really starting to push the size of m43 in regard to small and light lenses.
    I have the 35-100 panasonic and love it's compact size. The 40-150 oly does have more reach so if you need that it will definitely be the lens to get.
     
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Probably only worth it over the P35-100 for the extra reach - think of it as a 300 mm equivalent telezoom rather a 70-200 mm replacement. Still much smaller than DSLR equivalent right?
     
  5. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Smaller and definitely lighter, weather-sealed as well with in-body OIS, I think it's a great lens and even that I love small primes (mainly wide ones), I would love to have telephoto zoom like this for special occasions :smile:
     
  6. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    And people on the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm thread were complaining about that being a monster. haha
     
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Looks like it's about 40% longer than the Panasonic 35-100, so roughly 140mm long. That's not really that big in my book - about midway between the 4/3 70-300/4-5.6 and 50-200/2.8-3.5.

    The front element on the other hand is substantially bigger than the 35-100. Looks like at least a 72mm filter. Aside from being large, it's annoying as no other Olympus m4/3 lens uses that size.
     
  8. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    An if you purchased a polariser and ND filters at 58mm with step up rings for other lenses - the new 12-40 and 40-150 ruined that great move. Dang



     
  9. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    This one is clearly being badged by Olympus as for pros - for covering events mainly I guess. The PL42.5 on the otherhand is actually somewhat tempting for general use...
     
  10. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    also looks like it doesnt extend when zoomed
     
  11. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Correct. It's an internal zoom design like the 35-100/2.8.
     
  12. hookgrip

    hookgrip Mu-43 Regular

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    May 21, 2013
    The Olympus actually looks a bit bigger than the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 for APS-C DSLRs.

    Not so huge that it's impossible to carry around for long periods, but definitely pushing the envelope for M4/3.

    Sigma-50-150mm-f-2.8-II-EX-DC-HSM-Lens-On-40D.
     

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  13. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Yes and no I believe the PL42.5 is also aimed for pros as well especially people who do portraits. And IMO the PL42.5 isn't that big. Plus the price on that lens is gonna be in the pro range as well I'm sure.
     
  14. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    It's huge... m43 is my first system so I have no experience with DSLR's and all I can say is... it's HUGE! I already found the 35-100 on the bigger side of things, but this... woah. Maybe I'll get used to it if it becomes the norm for lenses like this. But I'm not used to it and it will look weird on GF/GX/PEN series. :popcorm2:
     
  15. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    But this O40-150 has quite a bit more reach at the telephoto end.
     
  16. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    It looks more like 60%+ longer than the Panasonic 35-100 to me, which, IMHO is pushing the limit, but still acceptable if it weighs significantly less than the Zuiko 50-200/2.8-3.5, and yet produces similarly outstanding image quality. I do hope the filter thread will be 67mm or smaller. My largest polariser and ND filters are at 67mm...
     
  17. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    The longer reach is a result of the crop factor of the sensor. The Sigma 50-150/2.8 will have the same reach as the Olympus 40-150/2.8 if used on a m4/3 camera...
     
  18. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Fair point, but that would require an adaptor and it would be MF only.
     
  19. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yes, it definitely appears that the lens is going to be a bit of a monster, but that said, considering that it will provide an "FX" equivalent focal length of 80-300 (with a constant maximum f/stop of 2.8) the lens is an absolute masterpiece. Any accurate speculation on what it's likely to cost? It sure ain't going to "cheap". (for comparison sake, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300 f/2.8G ED VRII will set one back nearly $6k and weighs in at 102.3 oz's!). :eek:
     
  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    If I was happy to carry around lenses that size, I'd just stick with a Canon or Nikon DSLR.

    Each to their own, but this is not at all what I want out of u43.