April 3, 2015 by Martin
Impressive for the price
It really knocked me down the moment I did some sharpness tests on this lens. I had another similar zoom, which I thought was sharp enough, but comparing it with the 40-150, I was amazed how incredibly sharp and contrasty the images resulted. Is also very light. Only downsides, at least for me, is that does not come with a lens hood, but at this price range, I'm ok with it. Also the filter thread is 58mm, I would have preferred to be a standard 52mm. Although, I fixed that with a step down ring, which being a tele zoom, does not vignette at all. It has a plastic mount, but that doesn't seem to matter in quality. Overall a stellar performer, highly recommended for the budget minded. I'd love to see more of this kind of products from Olympus.
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March 28, 2015 by Daniel
A telephoto option at low cost with good results
If you are looking for a telephoto option that is giving a similar performance compare to the M.14-42mmII R kit lens this is the obvious choice. No discussion in term of economic (price) point of view. But what about the photo evaluation? First it is a very light lens easy to carry everywhere. Construction is fine and tied mounted. Zoom and focus controls are large considering the overall size of the lens. At its maximum length the lens expand for the double of its initial size. Balance is on the camera side which means you have to hold it tightly to prevent shake movement. It is a slow lens that will crank up you camera ISO and alter your picture quality in low light condition. But in good and outdoor lightning condition it performs very well. Doing portrait especially at 150mm setting is very interesting and give you a very narrow creative deep of field. For the money and occasional convenience the M.40-150mm R is a winner. P.s. If you are looking for a faster alternative you can turn yourself to the M.45mm f1.8 option.
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March 25, 2015 by jake
great zoom
Amazing lens for the price! Its inexpensive yet gives great quality, also has a great range!
March 24, 2015 by Jstoner
A cost effective lens for the E-M1
I purchase this lens for my E-M1 and I'm really please with its pictures. I have been using my old lens from my evolt 300 and 620 with the adapter. The focus was a little slow on these lens but the micro ed 40-150mm was great.
February 3, 2015 by Gary
Good bang for the buck, I hope
I purchased this lens directly from Olympus January 25, 2015 when the price was dropped to $120 from $200. My standard 14-42mm kit zoom lens failed at 18 months immediately following a firmware update, so I'm hoping to get more longevity from this version. I've had it just a week, but so far, so good. It appears sharp enough for what I need. Be wary of doing any lens updates! ---- Note from Olympus: Sorry to hear about your experience with the M.14-42mm kit lens. Is this something that you have contacted us about previously? We would like to learn more about what happened with this lens. Feel free to contact us at 1-888-553-4448 (M-F 9am to 9pm).
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