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Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)

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The Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens is a compact and lightweight lens for Four Thirds System cameras, but especially useful for use on the ultra-compact E-400 camera. It offers a 3.8x telephoto zoom range, with an equivalent 35mm focal length of 80-300mm. This makes it ideal as the add-on lens to the standard 14-42mm lens, perfect for portrait to sport shooting.

The lens features 12 elements in 9 groups, including an ED lens element for optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. It offers a close focusing distance of just 3'.

7-blade circular aperture diaphragm produces pleasing defocused effects.
Performance
Focal Length 40 - 150mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 80 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Four Thirds
Angle of View 30° - 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.54" (9 cm)
Magnification 0.14x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.58 x 2.83" (6.55 x 7.2 cm)
Weight 7.76 oz (220 g)
Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)
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    40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)
     
    4.3

    (based on 52 reviews)

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      (26)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (48)
    • Easily interchangeable (40)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (34)
    • Consistent output (27)
    • Durable (16)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (15)
    • Poor in low light (13)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Wildlife photos (17)
    • Sports/action (15)
    • General purpose (14)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (8), Semi-professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Review of Zuiko 40-150mm ED Zoom Lens

    I purchased the new lens before a trip to Israel and used it extensively during our trip. The lens was an absolute pleasure to use. The lens is small, compact and very clear...Read complete review

    I purchased the new lens before a trip to Israel and used it extensively during our trip. The lens was an absolute pleasure to use. The lens is small, compact and very clear and easy to use it worked perfectly with our Olympus E500 camera and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is much smaller and of higher quality than the older 40-150 lens offered by Zuiko. Great purchase, great price at B&H [...] After reviewing our pictures upon return home the photos taken with the 40-150 lens were great with good resolution and very sharp colors and images.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice Lens

    For the amateur who wants to expand their lens inventory at a reasonable price this lens fits the bill. Its relatively light and compact and results in non extreme light situations are great

    For the amateur who wants to expand their lens inventory at a reasonable price this lens fits the bill. Its relatively light and compact and results in non extreme light situations are great

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    3.0

    Nice Lens

    By KN Topman

    from Northern Maryland

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

    For the amateur who wants to expand their lens inventory at a reasonable price this lens fits the bill. Its relatively light and compact and results in non extreme light situations are great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Priduct review

    By Rafi

    from Israel

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

    Fast and precise focusing. Very sharp results with vivid colors

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    • No

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    4.0

    Performs as I had hoped it would

    By Big Cat Image

    from Black Hills of South Dakota

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

      I like this lens because it is compact and lightweight. It is quick to focus and sharp.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Very cheap, very light weight stock lens

      By Jorge

      from Jersey City, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

        Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        I guess it's worth the money. Just don't expect miracles out of it.

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        5.0

        Be ready for a shock!

        By Jorge

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good picture quality
        • SmallCompact

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • people

        Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        I have been shooting SLR for many years for work & pleasure. When in France this summer I decided to leave the SLR system home & use only the micro 4/3 with a Olympus E PL2 with electric view finder. I carried the whole system including 40-150 in a small bag. What a joy. I must confess that I use long lenses the least but when I used the 40-150 I was very happy with the size & results,

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        • No

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        4.0

        good and cheap lens for simple uses

        By arctos

        from Singapore

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Captive wildlife
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits

        Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        The 40-150mm translates to an equivalent field of view of 80-300mm on a 4/3 camera. This is good for general portraits or captive wildlife (e.g. zoos). The construction is also good and durable despite being plastic which has the added advantage of being lightweight.

        However the reach is not quite enough for real wildlife/birding and the standard-grade larger f-stop numbers, coupled with the 4/3 format's disappointing noise performance means it's not ideal for indoor or low light shooting with flash. It is also difficult to use for fast action photography unless one gets into the habit of pre-focusing since this lens (with the e-620 I'm using) does not focus fast enough even in good light.

        For beginners who would like to try out what the 4/3 systems has to offer without forking out an arm or leg for the high-grade 50-200mm, this is the all-purpose kit lens to go.

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        4.0

        Good Telephoto Zoom Lens

        By ttani022470

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        I have Olympus PEN E-P1, so I use it with MMF-1 adapter. Because my family and I often go to SeaWorld in San Antonio. So it is handy to have this lens to take photos of Shamu (killer whale) or dorphins at shows. It is also small to carry around and easy to change the lens. The only thing I don't like is the mount is plastic.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lightweight all-around-tele lens

        By Mihai B.

        from Bucharest, Romania

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Sharp

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Street photography

        Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        I had one of those a couple of years ago, paired with an E-510. At that time, I used it mostly for portraits and events photography.
        I got myself a new one just a couple of weeks ago, to use it a trip to New York. I initially thought it was too „long" at the wide end (80mm equiv.). Boy, I was wrong.
        It proved to be the best lens I carried with me: long enough when needed to capture details or people at a distance, wide enough to capture buildings from a reasonable distance. Also, being lightweight and pretty small was an added bonus during long walks or when shooting people.
        Last but certainly not least, it's a very sharp lens, even when wide open.
        I would definitely recommend it to anyone that can't afford or doesn't want the added bulk of a 50-200mm/f2.8-3.5 .

        Also, a big bonus point for me: it performed admirably and is in perfect shape even if this piece was a refurbished one.

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        4.0

        No Surprises

        By Ned

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

            I haven't had much opportunity to use the lens yet. I don't take a lot of pictures around home. I have managed to make a couple of outings around home just to try the new E-620 and lenses.

            I'm very pleased with the results. The lens seems bright and sharp. I was leery of the relatively high f4-5.6 max opening compared to the F2.8 max I had on a film camera from years ago, but the image finder seems decently bright for most conditions I am likely to shoot in.

            I just moved up from my first digicam which was an Oly 3030. One reason I stuck with Oly was because I was impressed with the sharpness of the lens on that. I am not disappointed in this new on.

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            4.0

            Great Lens for the Price

            By OSUCowboy96

            from Wichita Falls, TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                I picked up this lens because I have been looking for one for a while and the price was great. I've used it a few times at basketball games and am extremely pleased with it so far. The only thing I don't like about it is that it feels cheap and flimsy, but for the price that is to be expected. Overall, it seems to be a great lens, especially for the price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Cheap and good

                By Phirre

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                Awesome bang for the buck! Does exactly what I bought if for and performs way better than I expected having that price in my head. AF speed is decent, very compact & light weight. Uses same 58mm filters as 14-42. Build quality is good.

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                4.0

                Nice lens for the Olympus E series

                By Val

                from LaCrosse, WI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                The lens is fast which is mostly why I chose it and it is versatile.
                It is easy to carry while hiking which is probably one of the most important reasons I picked it.
                Lightweight and fast.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Easy to use and good quality

                By MangoMatt

                from Adelaide, Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                I find this a really useful addition to the standard 14-45mm zoom. It is a reasonably powerful telephoto but I find it most effective for close-up photos and portraits. The shallow depth of field provides a nice backdrop. It is a bit slow at f4 so I only use it in daylight. It works well on my Olympus e-330 as well as my Leica Digilux 3. The focus is pretty quick but a bit difficult in low light or areas with little contrast. I am always surprised at how much it extends - how do they get all that lens in there? Overall a competent and easy to use lens.

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                4.0

                Very versitile lens

                By WickyB

                from Kamloops, BC, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                  Solid consistent lens for the price. A little edge distortion at 40mm otherwise a very good lens. Resolution through all focal lengths seems quite good. Construction is tight, although because of the light weight it's easy to think it won't stand up--but it does, and quite well.

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                  4.0

                  Cheap but certainly not nasty

                  By Wellmaxx

                  from Adelaide ,Australia

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • cheap
                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • SmallCompact

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                  This maybe considered a budget lens but is really a nice product. it's effectively an 80-300 lens and is perfect for a "non pro' like me.
                  One of its great benefits is its size. It's not much bigger than the 14-42 and fits in a small camera bag easily making the whole system light o carry around.
                  It is on the slow side and has trouble focussing on fast motion. However value for money the Zuiko 40-150 is hard to beat.

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                  4.0

                  Lighter and just as good

                  By Paul Seth March

                  from Arizona

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                    My older lens stopped working so here I was at B&H to get a replacement. This lens was lighter and more manageable which was great for the sports action photography I do. I'm not a lens expert but, so far, the photos look to be every bit as good as those taken with the older lens. I did give up a half a f-stop but not such a big deal for me.

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                    5.0

                    Great bargain on an excellent item

                    By Mr H

                    from Kansas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                    I have used this lens to take photos from a distance and even up close. The lens is compact but yet still delivers nice clean shots! I would definitely recommend this lens.

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                    4.0

                    Heck of a Value!

                    By Wildbill

                    from St Cloud Mn

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                    As it worked out the fall my E1 had a shutter failure and I purchased an E3 while I had the E1 repaired. When the E1 returned from the folks at Olympus it was shinny and new and ready to serve has a back up to my new E3, but I wanted a lens for it to make it whole again. Of course in this economy We are watching our nickels and when I went online I found a lens that serves my purpose and cost was so reasonable that bought it on the spot. I did use it after some testing and works very well in it's roll as a back up when needed.

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                    5.0

                    40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ed zoom lens

                    By tommmy

                    from fresno, ca.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None to see

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                    using it via the four thirds adapter on my Olympus pen EP1. Amazing reach all the way out to 300mm. Light weight and easy to handle. Imagages are very sharp and bright. I shot street photography and really enjoy this one.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Lens

                    By DBarkerPhotography

                    from New York, New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                      Great Lens focuses fast and clear

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                      • No

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