Olympus M.40-150mm R f/4.0-5.6 R Black

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Product #:
OLD261509
Manufacturer #:
V315030BU000
UPC:
050332179417

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- 40-150mm Equivalent to 80-300mm in 35mm
- Near Silent Focusing Ideal for Video
- Light, Compact, Extremely Fast-to-Focus
- For Olympus Micro Four Thirds System
- High Grade Series

Lens Filter Size:
58 mm
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Lens Type:
Telephoto
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Overview

Overview

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 or silver body. Its 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.

Product Reviews

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens

Reviewed on Friday, March 7, 2014

By: Chase

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I think the Olympus 40-150 mm lens is a pretty good lens that provides excellent image quality. This micro lens fits well with my micro 4/3 Olympus E-M1 camera. With this lens, I can easily focus on any subject and shoot pictures with ease. I feel this decently fast focusing telephoto lens provides excellent performance that I really wasn’t hoping to get from it.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens

Reviewed on Friday, March 7, 2014

By: Landon

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.

While surfing the Internet, I came across this Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm lens on this site. On reviewing this lens, I found that it was perfectly suitable for my needs. As such, I bought this amazing long telephoto lens. Earlier, I seldom used any long telephoto lens but now with the compact and superb Olympus lens, it is easier to get those perfect shots from my camera.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens

Reviewed on Monday, July 7, 2014

By: Aiden

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.

I had been thinking of purchasing a good quality lens for my Olympus camera. While searching for different options, I came across this long zoom telephoto lens review. When I read this Olympus 40-150 mm review, I decided that I would be buying this lens only. Thanks a lot for helping me with the decision.

An outdoor photographer's bestfriend!

Reviewed on Friday, March 7, 2014

By: Hunter

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.

I feel the Olympus ED 40-150 mm lens is lightweight, not too bulky and provides outstanding performance. For an enthusiast like me, this lens is absolutely a must-have. It is great for all those who like to record sports or stage performances. All I can say is that this lens provides excellent performance along with the fast focusing feature.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens

Reviewed on Friday, March 7, 2014

By: Benjamin

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Olympus 40-150 mm lens is considered as a kit lens that provide average quality. That’s why, I was extremely surprised with the amazing quality which I could see in its results. I really feel this is the perfect lens for photographers like me. This is an absolutely superb lens that is light, fast to focus and provides impressive results.

Expert Review

Olympus M.40-150mm R f/4.0-5.6 R Expert Review

Olympus presents its latest innovations, the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm lens. This high performance lens features digital specific 3.75x telephoto zoom lens along with a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 80-300 mm. It is a compact and lightweight lens that is perfect for shooting portrait sized photos and other subjects from a far distance. This lens uses silent focusing technology that makes it an ideal choice for recording HD movies in excellent sound. It uses Micro Four Thirds format that provides portability and amazing optical performance. With this high-end lens, photographers can easily capture spontaneous, high quality photos and videos.

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm lens is the most compact pancake zoom lens. These ultra wide angle zoom lenses offer extremely fast high-speed contrast AF. With these lenses, the photographers can take the advantage of switching from wide angle to 10.7x telephoto lens.

Design and Handling

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm lens is very compact and lightweight. This lens features a brand new optimized overall design with a stylish metal look. It is variable in performance and flexible enough for using indoors as well as outdoors. This lens comes with a unique screw drive mechanism that is quiet and fast for shooting films and capturing rapid-fire still shots. It is also ideal for capturing close-up portraits and distant scenes. The photographers can use this high power zoom lens with their standard kit lens. This telephoto zoom lens is perfect for Four Thirds system compatible cameras. It weighs only 190 g, is compact and lightweight. Its lens barrel and lens mount are constructed from good quality plastic which contributes to the lightweight of the lens.

This lens comes with zoom and focus rings that operate smoothly and ensure that the lens doesn’t suffer from zoom creep. The zooming power of this lens is 150 mm which is double its length. Since the focusing controls are managed internally, the 58 mm filter thread does not rotate. Due to this, the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm lens is ideal for use with polarizing and graduated filters. With this lens, the autofocus is performed quickly and silently with less hunting for focus.

Performance

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm can open widely at 40 mm and enable photographers to get a larger field of view for shooting. This lens provides excellent sharpness in the center and clarity towards the edges. It offers amazing sharpness across the frame that can be achieved between f/5.6 and f/8.

This lens maintains excellent center sharpness at wide open aperture and clarity that is improved at 40 mm. It reaches good levels at maximum aperture. The peak quality across the frame can be easily achieved at f/5.6 that enables photographers to get excellent sharpness across the frame. At 150 mm, the sharpness levels of the lens may drop a little across the frame at maximum aperture. However, it still remains good at the center while achieving good levels towards the edges. The sharpness in the center can easily reach excellent levels at f/8.

Conclusion

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm lens provides impressive close-up shooting feature that allows photographers to shoot from about 0.9 m throughout the entire zoom range. This compact and fast to focus lens is ideal for shooting portraits or other subjects in the middle distance. The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150 mm f/4.0-5.6 R lens is also perfect for shooting close-up portraits and distant scenes. This high-end lens is a must-have for camera enthusiasts, hobbyist as well as professional photographers. It is compatible with almost all the pancake zoom lens.

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Dimensions: Approx. 2.5 x 3.27" (6.35 x 8.31 cm)
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Weight: 6.7 ounces (190 g)
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Color: Black
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Brand: Olympus
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Lens Filter Size: 58 mm
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Minimum Aperture: f22
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Elements / Groups: 13/10
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The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Special Remarks: 430 g
Lens Type: Telephoto
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Focus Drive: 16 - 4.1
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Angle of View (diagonal): 30 - 8.2
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Maximum Aperture: f4.0 ( 40 mm ) / f 5.6 ( 150 mm )
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Macro Magnification Factor: 0.16x (35 mm equivalent: 0.32x)
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Mount Type: Micro Four Thirds
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm R f/4.0-5.6 R Black

LC-58C 58mm Lens Cap

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