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Which Better IQ-14/42 or 40/150

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    My bosses wife wants me to do some portraits of her daughters this Thanksgiving. Which of the above lenses will give the better IQ at 40mm?
  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Come on guys. Help me out. I don't have time to do my own tests. :smile:
  3. kimnkk

    kimnkk Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 25, 2011
    USA & AUS
    For portraits definitely use the 40-150. At 40mm its 1 stop faster and you have the option of shooting at a longer focal length, giving more pleasing portraits.
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  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thankyou :thumbup:
  5. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'll second that recommendation, couldn't have said it better myself!
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  6. Only downside to using the longer lens @ 40mm is the greater min. focusing distance, although I think you should be okay unless your boss' kids have extremely small faces :smile:
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  7. zacster

    zacster Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    Why don't you use both? They swap quickly enough.
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  8. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Try the 45-150 towards the longer end. If you are looking for background separation, to isolate the subject, the 40s on m43 don't do that very well (whether it's f/3.5 or f/5.6)
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