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The latest generation of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 R (35mm equivalent focal length: 80-300 mm) has now arrived. It features a brand new, optimized overall design in a stylish black body. It's small, lightweight and variable in performance - perfect for close-up portraits or long-distance scenes - and it is flexible for indoor or outdoor use. You can use this high-power zoom as the perfect companion of your standard kit lens without being burdened by travelling with too much equipment. It features an MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism that is designed to deliver quiet and precise operation, for an affordable, high quality means to capture your life in still images or HD videos.
Item # V315030BU000
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Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard Focal Length 40-150mm (35mm equivalent focal length 80-300mm) Lens construction 13 Elements in 10 Groups, ED lens Angle of View 30 - 8.2 Degree AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC) Closest Focusing Distance 0.9m Maximum Image Magnification 0.16x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.32x) Minimum Field Size 78.5 x 104.4mm Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm) Maximum Aperture f4.0 (40mm) - f5.6 (150mm) Minimum Aperture f22 Filter Size Diameter 58mm Dimension Diameter 63.5 x 83mm Weight 190g Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-58E), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R
June 09, 2013
I assumed that a $200 40-150 zoom was likely to be quite soft -- I grew up in an era when the Nikon original 43-86 zoom was a soft workhorse. But in fact the little Oly is respectably sharp at all focal lengths. I have a tendency to shoot it stopped down one stop or wide open, and often go to the full 150mm zoom, and I'm judging on that basis. I judge image quality by looking at a 100% zoom on a 24-25" class flat-screen monitor. When I'm steady, this lens is sharp to the pixel at 40- to around 80mm, and no worse than 2 pixels at full zoom.
The lens is very light weight, which I find distinctly appealing. Every time somebody tells me you can't make something as precise and rugged out of modern composites, I mumble something to the effect of B-2 Stealth Bomber (air frame entirely of composites). You can do it, and I think Olympus did!
I'm sure Olympus could put its optical prowess into an f/2.8 constant aperture 40-150 zoom, and it would be sharper at f/4.0 than this zoom is. I also couldn't afford it or carry it. For its purpose and price, the current M.Zuiko 40-150R is a a fine lens.
I reserve my five-star ratings for lenses which are truly extraordinary -- say the Leica 35 mm Summicron that I frequently use on my OM-D E-M5 in low light. Hence 4 stars for this M.Zuiko.
May 31, 2013
Great zoom lens
A great zoom lens, light and sharp. My only wish is that the zooming be smooth, maybe it is new and the zooming ring is tight fitting, you really have to twist it harder, just got the item on May 27th 2013.
April 21, 2013
I had read the reviews of this lens and was somewhat sceptical, I got the lens on sale from Olympus for $149. This lens is fantastic value,
small light weight , very sharp. I am very happy with this lens. I have it on My E-PL5 which is another Olympus product I am very happy with.
April 05, 2013
Excellent lens for portraits and distance shooting
This is a super lens for almost any type of shooting. It is light, compact, and has an excellent telephoto range.
You can shoot very nice portraits at the short end with decent background separation. The edges are very sharp at the short end and only slightly fall off at the far end. The centre of the frame is always very sharp throughout the zoom range.
The focusing is extremely fast and near silent. This is a super companion to the stock 14-42mm kit lens on most PEN cameras.
For the price there isn't a lens out there that can match the performance and quality of this lens.
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