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Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm worth it? On sale for $159 at Staples.com

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by jambaj0e, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Singapore
    the link shows the 43 version. i checked the m43 version is $249.
    staples deal is better.
     
  3. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    While you can always trust that the photo is correct, look for the silver band at the base of the lens for the m4/3 version. Used seems to be around $200, but I don't doubt a new one for that in a sale.

    I like having it, use it fairly regularly, and I'm happy with both the build quality (although it is quite light), and the image quality.

    I think the new rule is that for about 10-12 pizzas, it ain't bad!
     
  4. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    I think that's a great deal.i got last week from a fellow member for $195 brand new. It's quite light. Quality pix are pretty good.
     
  5. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Got it. Took out the link to Tristate and left the Staples one in
     
  6. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Singapore
    thanks for the link on the staples, i thought it was out of stock and now it's back so it's great. i think it's a good lens, i own it briefly and sold it. Now i also got it just ytd from a fellow mu43 member. Reasonably sharp lens at tele end as well.

    took a video and showed the difference between the 4/3 with mmf2 & the m43 version. It's fast, smaller, lighter & very quiet. Optically not much difference.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqmiSI8-0U0"][VID]ZqmiSI8-0U0[/VID][/ame]

    Hope that helps
     
  7. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Is it me or does the adapted lens seem considerably slower?
     
  8. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Singapore
    It's considerably slower, even in good light. And sometimes indecisive too. M43 is very much better in all aspects except the barrel is tight for zooming.
     
  9. berkshiregrl

    berkshiregrl Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 26, 2011
    Berkshires
    Peg
  10. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Would this lens work ok in panny G1s? It's so difficult for me to buy a 45-200 in my country, that I'm thinking on get one of these.
     
  11. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    I like this lens and think it would be worth it. It is a little slow but I have gotten some good shots with it.
     
  12. jcdoss

    jcdoss Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2011
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    For the price, I think it's OK. Except it's made entirely of plastic, even the lens mount. I wonder if the glass is real. It's so light, but so far both lenses I have are Olympus m43 lenses and optically both are good but they feel like toys. Coming from Nikon DSLR-land, that bothers me a little.
     
  13. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I think it's a good lens. I've gotten consistent sharp and contrasty images with it and it gives me a telephoto reach in a small light package. For the price it's hard to go wrong with it. My only quibble is that it would be great if it it were faster (2.8 would make me happy). It's a good portrait lens, but limited by its slow max aperture.
     
  14. jmpattillo

    jmpattillo New to Mu-43

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    Mar 19, 2011
    Georgia, USA
    It seems that all the "-L1" codes no longer work. I got the 40-150 and VF-2 with it. It was good while it lasted!
     
  15. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    I had the micro 40-150 and the 45-200 at the same time. Quick tests on my G1 showed them to be very similar at 50, 80 and 150mm on a tripod, but my tests were not rigorous!
    I chose OIS over compactness, and swapped the mZ40-150 for an Oly 17mm pancake.