Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 f/4-5.6

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Robert Watcher, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I have searched the web, but was unable to find much in the way of comments or reviews related to the new Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 f/4-5.6.

    Any ideas? Is it basically the same lens with the same fast and quiet focusing as the Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150 f/4-5.6? I am wanting to get one or the other to have on my E-PL1 in Nicaragua, however while having the full focal range in one lens would be awesome - it would not be necessary as I already have the kit lens and at a price $300.00 less than the 14-150, the 40-150 would be good value for me when pinching my pennies. That is, if the image quality and functionality are virtually the same in both lenses. Any insight would be appreciated.
  2. Ollie43

    Ollie43 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 12, 2010
    I share your interest in wanting to know about this lens. I have the same questions you do.
  3. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    I have this lens, I've only taken a handful of photos to test it's condition (bought as new) and it is really quite good! I'm rather impressed with it's performance. check the image thread here

    I recommend it if you are after a light weight, fast focusing and good quality tele zoom.
  4. ishoutloud

    ishoutloud New to Mu-43

    Jun 6, 2011
    Planning to buy a new lens for my EPL-1 and I already have my kit lens 14-42mm. I want to buy a 17mm and a 40-150mm lens but will the 14-150mm do all the job of 14-42mm, 17mm and 40-150mm ? theoretically it is yes, I know practically will it work? Can any one suggest me on this?
  5. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    I have the 40-150mm ED MSC lens as well. I recently came back from my Memorial Day four-day trip vacation in Ocean City, MD. Even though I had my 14-42, I pretty much only used the 40-150mm with a hood which works wonders when there's a bright source of light around glaring the lens affecting the picture.

    I like it a lot! AF is fast. Has not done me wrong. Here's a few photos I took, quality may have been decreased a bit because it's all on my facebook.

    For the price, it's worth it.


    @ishoutloud - Not sure if there is a performance difference between the choices of lens. But to me, it's all about portability. When you know you're not going to need a zoom beyond 42mm, a 14-42 or 17 is easier to carry than a 14-150 or 40-150 since those lens are longer than a 14-42 and 17. When you know you'll be taking average zoom to FAR zoom picture, the 14-150 or 40-150 is great, no need to carry the 14-42 and 14-150, just the 14-150 or 40-150.
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  6. ZappBrannigan

    ZappBrannigan New to Mu-43

    Jun 15, 2011
  7. wildcat

    wildcat Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2011
    I got the lens for ~$160 through Staples. At that price, it was a terrific bargain. (There was some "secret" product code, + a % off coupon purchased through eBay.)

    I've used it primarily at the ballpark so far. I've gotten some nice action shots with it.