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woow... just got my 40-150... didn't expect it to be this big...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by asaulo1, May 26, 2012.

  1. asaulo1

    asaulo1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2012
    I was pleasantly surprised when my 40-150 came in from ebay yesterday.... didn't expect the size of it... but it sure looks good on the OMD (even if it is silver on a black body)... .trying to complete my travel kit and I think with the 14-42 and the pany 14 2.5, I've got most of it covered.... anyway, here's that big boy...
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  2. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 5, 2011
    I think for most people it was smaller than expected.

    It is a fraction of the size of similar lenses.
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    It's longer than the 4/3 version.

  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    First time I've ever heard it described as 'big' - I thought the bloody thing was tiny...
  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    all you lack now is w-i-d-e! (14mm ain't that) :wink:

    (7-14 or 9-18: a place I really love to hang out in, especially while traveling!) :smile:
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  6. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2012
    You'd recommend the 7-14 to someone who thinks the 40-150 is big? :biggrin:
  7. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    I had the opposite reaction.Small and light.This is the lens I love to travel with.Good reach, and the 40 end is very usable as a walk around.It focuses so fast and is great for candid portraits.It is one of my favorite lenses along with my new 9-18.Dhart, you made me buy it and I'm glad I did.
  8. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Same here - small and featherweight light - just 1/2" longer than than the 14-42 mm kit lens and about the same weight.
  9. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Why not?

    If you shoot m4/3, and you want what the 7-14 does, you get the lens. The 7-14 does what it does magnificently and its size is just fine with me! :biggrin:

    In my view, size isn't the #1 determinant of what lens I choose to use. :wink: It's not even the #2 determinant.
  10. asaulo1

    asaulo1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2012
    from pictures, I thought it would be smaller..... anyway, it does look good... so no complaints here.... I am looking for a wide lens now as well..... isn't the 7-14 quite pricey?
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  12. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2012
    Because it's quite large. :wink:

    I was honestly a little surprised when I received mine, didn't realize it was noticeably bigger than the 9-18. I do love the lens, never leave it behind (unless I just take the camera with the leather case - CGK-13T).
  13. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    dre: I don't think the 7-14 is "quite large" at all. It is larger than the 9-18 f/4-5.6. But what would you expect a 7-14mm f/4 lens to look like? It's not tiny, it is substantial, but I don't consider it to be "quite large."

    Obviously, as seen in this discussion, terms like large and small are ineffective when describing things, so debates using such terms are pointless. One simply needs to look at dimensions and that makes it all clear.

    asaulo: The 7-14 is not an inexpensive lens. Neither is the 9-18, though it is somewhat less expensive. You do get what you pay for with these fantastic lenses. And you can't achieve the look they give without them.

    Look on the used market for less costly used samples. I've had great luck finding top condition used camera equipment on eBay.
  14. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I agree, the Panny 7-14mm for :43: certainly isn't large when compared to the Olympus FT version! The great thing is that we have a choice; if someone feels the 7-14mm is too big there is always the 9-18mm. :smile:
  15. Redridge

    Redridge Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hmmmm, which one would you carry? :) 

    can't go wrong with either though...
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