Olympus - M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Telephoto Zoom Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds Cameras - Silver

Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.

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What's Included


  • Front and rear lens caps
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Telephoto Zoom Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (69 out of 71)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Compatible with select cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mounting system

Including Olympus E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, OM-D E-M5 and Micro Four Thirds Panasonic models for wide-ranging use.

Inner focus with screw-drive mechanism

For quick focusing.

40-150mm focal length (35mm equivalent 80-300mm)

Helps you capture the optimal shot in most situations.

30° - 8.2° angle of view

Lets you capture a vast area for great detail.

0.16x maximum magnification (35mm equivalent 0.32x)

Ideal for versatile shooting, from snapshots to stunning landscapes.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

13 lenses in 10 groups with 7 circular aperture blades

Also features 1 aspherical glass element for wide accuracy and 1 HR element for sharp shots.


Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.2

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Low cost, high quality

    Posted
    allgooddogs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this lens to go with the Olympus Pen EP5 and am so glad I did. I usually shoot with primes but sometimes need a longer zoom when working outdoors with animals. However, I've shot with enough Canon zooms that I didn't have high expectations for a kit zoom like this. The price was excellent so I decided to give it a try, and am very pleased with the results. It shoots fast enough outdoors and zooming is a little tight but reasonably smooth. An 80-300mm lens can be quite big and bulky in the dslr world, so from a dslr user's perspective, this lens is very small and light and has great reach. Even with street shooting it isn't that much to add to the EP5 body that it becomes a distraction. People have mentioned that it's plastic but I don't find that a drawback because the build still feels solid and should hold up well so long as I don't run over it with a car tire. But the real surprise is the image quality. Except for the 70-200mm f2.8s, most longer zooms can be pretty mediocre when it comes to IQ. I find the 40-150 to be a little soft at the long end, but the details are crisp throughout most of the rest of the focal range and the color rendition is very nice. So far I haven't shot in super low light with it, but even indoors it doesn't cause the camera to hunt for the shot. This lens and the Olympus 45mm are becoming my two must-haves for dog parks and agility trials. A no-brainer, really.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does Exactly What it should

    Posted
    maliante
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was not looking for a pro version of the telephoto lens. I knew that this lens was a bit slower than some of Olympus' premium lenses like the 45 f1.8 and the awesome 75 f1.8, but this lens did exactly what I needed it to. A lightweight telephoto zoom that worked with my EM-5's stabilization to produce excellent daytime shots. if you are looking for a lens for your EM5 or even PEN mirrorless for great photos in plenty of light this is your lens. if you need to take same action shots of a game at night, you better have a tripod or better yet, opt for a much faster 75mm f1.8 lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Stiff zoom adjustment

    Posted
    CoolBreeze
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased this lens as part of a special. When twisting the barrel, the stiffness takes some effort and will cause the body to twist in the same direction and may cause the loss of sight picture. I tried to just twist the barrel without it mounting to the camera to see if it will ease up but it didn't work. The Bestbuy stores in my area did not have other Olympus lenses to try. There are probably better options for the same zoom range for a little more money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value.

    Posted
    Frank
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Much better than I was expecting for the money. Pictures are sharp and clear. With m43 crop factor this is really a 80-300 lens. On my M10 Mark II I have the eletronic zoom button on the left side of the camera which doubles the focal length making this lens reach out to an amazing 600mm and the pictures are still very clear when shot with good lighting. It came in very handy at the Atlantic City Air show this year. I received more compliments on my pictures this year than years past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter telephoto lens

    Posted
    Chogobo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this as a bundle with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera for $100 off and for the price, it is a good value. 150mm is by far not the best zoom lens out there, but it performs well for landscape shots, and is okay at low-light conditions, considering the relatively slow aperture. It takes 58mm thread size filters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

    Posted
    Jeepers
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I got this lens to get more reach with the OM-D E-M10. This is the 35mm equivalent of an 80-300mm lens. The range is great. Like most zoom lenses that cover this range, the image quality is not. Images are a little soft. Build quality is lacking. The minimum aperture is fairly large. These are all things to be expected for a lens in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good not great.

    Posted
    Mark54
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Some shots are not that sharp, some are fine. May be better to use 14-42 and crop if needed. Try to use only 1 lens due to our desert, sandy, dusty climate. Am just a little more critical than some, maybe from my film days with Kodachome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Telephoto for the Price

    Posted
    TxThunder
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Picked up this lens to use on my G7 and its great for the price. There are better options out there but you also pay for the improved glass. If you are looking for your first telephoto lens for a Micro Four Thirds setup this is a great place to start.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • whatdigitalcamera.comRating, 4.2 out of 5WDC Team on September 3, 2007
    Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5
    Because Olympus adopted the Four-Thirds system, the company developed a completely new lens system to everybody else. The smaller sensor means that focal length values need to be multiplied by two to gain the 35mm equivalent - so the 40-150mmFull Review


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