OLY 14-150

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MexicoMik, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    I tried to do a search about this lens and when I entered "14-150" the search returned nothing found.

    Can someone point me to some forum discussion about this lens? I'm interested in a wide range zoom for general use with my EP3 (I have the 12 and 45 plus the kit 14-42) but I don't find the 14-42 to be of much use and I think the 14-150 would make a much better "knock-around" lens. I've read some on-line reviews but I'd like to hear from folks here who have used it.

    Thanks for any info.
  2. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    Try searching for the Oly 40-150.

    You'll get better results.
  3. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Great stuff guys - thanks!
  4. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Right now it's $100 off so it's $499, I think it's a really good deal. I think the sale is up till April 21st. I might pick one up hmm
  5. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    I bought one for a trip to Australia to use with my GF1. Recently sold it and got a PL45 which I've been much happier with.

    - It's SMALL for a superzoom - traveled well, made it so I didn't have to swap lenses often
    - Decent IQ
    - Um, it's small... did I say that?
    - It's really good for documentary photography - sharp, clean images

    - Slow
    - Decent IQ, but not great compared to my 7-14mm and primes
    - Didn't like the colors when paired with my GF1 - had to do a LOT of PP on each keeper
    - CA issues, correctable in LR (probably also a non-issue on an Oly body
    - Not great for creative photography IMO - bokeh and character are meh.
    - No IS, but also a non-issue on an Oly body

    I made you a best-of album that you can look through. Note, none of these images are SOOC, they've all been modified in Lightroom (mostly to alter the colors, recrop, etc), but they all come from the GF1/14-150 combo:
    Best of 14-150 Superzoom Google+ Album

    here are a few highlights from the album:




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  6. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Again, thanks to all for info/links/pics. I ordered the lens from BH a few minutes ago - it will be waiting for me in MD when I fly there from Mexico in two weeks!