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.
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.
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.