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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Low cost, high quality

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    allgooddogs
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    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

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    maliante
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value.

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    Frank
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Stiff zoom adjustment

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    CoolBreeze
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    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

    Great starter telephoto lens

    Posted
    Chogobo
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    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

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    Jeepers
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good zoom lens for its price

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    BigBird
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    Bought this lens with my camera, as it was the only one available at the time. Although I would have preferred the 14-42mm for general use, it was not available. But it was great as a short tele lens (40mm end) and quite nice on the long end (150mm) to to some backyard birding...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for this class of lens

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    Scooter
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    This is not the high end version of this lens but instead (and this isn't bad) is a great value for a really nice zoom lens. Using this with my Olympus Mark II and thoroughly enjoy having a zoom this size in such a small setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner lens

    Posted
    Lewloc
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    Great for outdoor pictures and most indoor. Basic processing can bring out the detail. It is a little loud. However for the price it's perfect. Zero complaints especially at the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good not great.

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    Mark54
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    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

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    TxThunder
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far Better than I expected

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    BSKNY
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    Excellent. I’m giving this lens Five Stars for the really fine clarity of image, fast precise focus, and light weight. For the low price, a really nice mid-length telephoto.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value in medium long range lens!

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    SteveNunez
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    This lens is a superb value in the micro 4/3 system. The lens has a medium range focal length perfect for zoo photography etc. The lens is very lightweight and very sharp and has good autofocus performance. This is a must have lens to compliment most kit lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compliments kit 14-42 mm lens.

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    TAMulberry
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    Good images when you have good light. (Daylight). Compact and lighter weight means it's easier to pack and carry when you are traveling/ vacation/ hiking. Cons: Doesn't have metal mounting ring, but the plastic ring makes it lighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bargain lens for the Micro Four Thirds format

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    Linscott74
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    I was amazed at the sharpness of this little lens in good light. Extremely lightweight also. I would have liked a metal mount, but for the price it's hard to beat. Matched with the Oly kit lens, you will have nifty kit that your back will thank you for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits my Panasonic GF5

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    kujhawk1988
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    Bought this lens to use with my Panasonic GF5 micro 4 thirds camera. It comes in handy to have the extra range over the kit lens. The lens integrates well with the GF5 electronics and how could you go wrong for less than a hundred bucks?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap lens

    Posted
    RORO
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    Purchased on sale 50% off. This lens is all plastic, but the image quality is good. I like the zoom range of 40-150. It doesn't have lens stabilization, but if your camera has IBIS, this works great. I use it for my GH5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens at an affordable price

    Posted
    Techguru
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    Don’t let the price fool you, this is a great lens for those moments when you need the zoom. I use this primarily for capturing wildlife and is nice and light on my Olympus M5 MFT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat value

    Posted
    zcameraman
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    Great lens for the money and to get your started with MFT photography. 40-150 mm in MFT = 80=300 in 35mm format. Light, small and easy to carry. Ninety-9 bucks with camera bundle purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zoom lens in bite size package

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    Andrew
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    this is a good zoom lens for the micro four thirds system. for the price at $99.00 there isn't a thing to miss. a must have in any camera bag since it's so light, but it isn't the fast lens in low light situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend