Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 80-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Four ED Elements
  • ZERO Lens Coating
  • Dual VCM AF System, Manual Focus Clutch
  • Programmable L-Fn Function Button
  • Removable Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Overview

  • 1Description

Offering long reach with an advanced feature-set and optical design, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO from Olympus is a versatile 80-300mm equivalent telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. As part of the PRO series of advanced lenses, this zoom distinguishes itself with a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture for consistent illumination throughout the zoom range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Its optical design makes use of a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable sharpness and clarity, and a ZERO coating is also used to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast, color-accurate imaging.

Complementing the optics, a dual VCM autofocus system offers fast and near-silent focusing performance to suit both stills and movie recording applications. A manual focus clutch permits quick switching between AF and MF, and a programmable L-Fn button avails lens-based control over shooting settings. The lens is also weather-sealed for working in trying conditions, and a removable rotating tripod collar is included for improved balance and support when working atop a tripod or monopod.

Telephoto zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 80-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions throughout the zoom range.
One aspherical ED (extra-low dispersion) element, two aspherical elements, one Super ED element, three ED elements, and one HD element are featured within the optical design to minimize both spherical and chromatic aberrations, distortion, and color fringing throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
A Dual VCM (voice coil motor) system is used for quick and near-silent autofocus performance. By separating the focusing mechanism into two groups controlled by separate linear AF motors, focus speeds are faster and the friction-free movement is notably quieter to benefit video recording.
Manual focus clutch lets you quickly pull the focusing ring into place for direct, intuitive focus control.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Dust-, freeze-, and splash-proof design uses 11 separate seals to ensure the lens's performance in inclement and harsh conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality.
Removable rotating tripod collar offers a stable platform for working with this lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Included lens hood collapses back onto the lens for a more compact profile when stored.
Compatible with the optional M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter to further extend the reach to a 112-420mm equivalent focal length range.
UPC: 050332188778
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Specs

Focal Length 40 to 150mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 80 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 30 to 8.2
Maximum Magnification 0.21x
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design 16 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
Dimensions ( x L) 3.13 x 6.30" / 79.4 x 160.0 mm
Weight 1.7 lb / 760 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 6.2 x 6.0"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Reviews

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding portrait/tele zoom 10 yr ago I bought a 70-200/2.8L IS and I loved it and used the hell out of it; a month ago I bought one of these. There really is no comparison. This lens is cheaper and meanwhile better in every regard. I'm sure the 70-200/2.8L IS II is a vastly sharper lens than the original, but it costs almost twice as much. And the build quality of this lens is terrific, Leica-like. If you don't need every last bit of full frame DoF and/or resolution, and you don't want 3x the weight, I'd go with M43 and the Olympus pro line. It's a 21st century way to do better with < 10 lbs what used to take 20 lbs. As much as I love(d) working with FF, I'm happy to scale down now.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely spectacular lens! I've shot with the Nikon 200-400 VRII, the new 80-400, and the 300 2.8 VRII (on D4 and D800e bodies) and, as good as those lenses are, this Olympus can hold its own! And, hold is the operative word here. Light, extremely fast focusing, and wonderful contrast. Did I mention sharp? You could cut youself on the images they are so sharp. Haven't tried it on my OMD E-M10, but on the E-M1, all is good! If the promised 300mm 4.0 is this good, there will be a mass exodus from Canon and Nikon users. There is absolutely no excuse any longer to carry 50 lbs. and $ worth of gear when you can use a pro MFT body (E-M1 or GH4) with these incredible lenses that weigh and cost 1/3 less than Nikon/Canon gear.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens I bought this lens to use with the MC-14 teleconverter. I am using it for bird photography. I have the M.Zuiko ED 300 F/4.0 PRO lens also, but I have some trouble using it handheld since it is much heavier. I am only 5/4 tall and a senior female, so I like this lens combination. I use the Me-Foto tripod which is very light, but sturdy with this camera combination. I have enjoyed using it. Because of the image stabilizer in the camera, I can use it handheld when I try to capture a bird in flight. Well worth the money. I am looking forward to taking it out on more outings.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lens This lens fits my needs well. I shoot with 2 kits: a full frame Nikon D610 and a micro-four-thirds Olympus OM-D E-M5. There are many situations where my Nikon with a 70-200mm f/2.8 is my go-to kit, but there's a price to pay in weight and size. I've found a lot of situations where I really want a small kit. For that, my Olympus with this 40-150mm f/2.8 works extremely well. This lens compares very well in sharpness and light transmission, and for what it does, it is surprisingly light and small. If you're thinking about getting this lens, I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Premium Lens High Quality Construction High quality construction complements Olympus Micro Four Thirds OMD E-M1 camera. Even though this is a heavy lens compared to other less expensive micro four third lenses it is comparable to more expensive full frame camera lenses and its weight is countered by the included mount. I especially like the internal zoom and sliding storage lens hood. I'm impatiently waiting for additional Olympus PRO series micro four thirds lenses. I've been using Olympus OM cameras for over thirty years and highly recommend them for anyone looking for a smaller lighter format digital camera.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New To 4/3, And I'm Impressed! I was so disappointed with the poorly constructed and soft-focused 4.5-5.6 40-150mm Zuiko that I actually was beginning to question Olympus lenses. No worries, however, as this glass is FIVE STARS! Pro quality construction and tack sharp. See below for images. Yes, It is large and heavy for a 4/3 lens, but compared to a Canon full frame, it is still quite small. This lens takes advantage of the new firmware on the EM-1. Focus stacking. YAY!
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as sharp as reviewed by others I bought this for my GH4 based on reviews. The lens had a nice feel to it and seemed solid. When I attached it to the camera I noticed immediately that it did not seat solidly. It had noticeable play (slippage). My 12-40mm Zuiko lens fits nicely on the camera with only a touch of play. So, I had to decide if I could live with it. Well, after taking some photos, especially long focal length it was clear this lens will not work for me. It's soft at the end of the lens. I wanted to take some nice landscapes of the mountains around me and I just could not get a sharp focus on infinity. Maybe it was a faulty lens, not sure. But, I have returned it.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glass Matters I have/will use the 40-150mm Pro when shooting wildlife, flowers, nautical, seascapes, people, professional fishermen landing a bright salmon, etc. The weight and build of this lens is great. Those not knowing anything about photography are impressed with its looks...those well-versed in photography are more impressed. I have several Olympus/Panasonic fast lens...I consider this my best. For me...it is expensive...but worth it. PS: Typically, I don't write reviews...but I read them...
Date published: 2016-03-07
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would this lens work with a BlackMagic 4k studio cam?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Blackmagic 4K Studio Camera actually comes with a Micro Four Thirds mount so I don't see why this lens wouldn't be compatible with it.
Answered by: Chris C.
Date published: 2018-08-25


How does the f/2.8 compare to f/1.2 and f/3.5?
Asked by: Jacob
The 40-150mm f/2.8 is a fantastic lens.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

is this lens has power zoom?

is this lens has power zoom?
Asked by: Ming Hung
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens does not have a power zoom. The Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens and the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens are the only two Micro Four Thirds lenses with a power zoom. Here are the links: https://bhpho.to/2py2O9P https://bhpho.to/2omLPck
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2018-12-14


How does this lens' low light performance compare to an f/3.5? How does it compare to an f/1.8 or faster?
Asked by: Jacob
This Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens with its f/2.8 is about half of a stop brighter than a lens with an f/3.5 aperture, or 1.5x brighter. It would be one stop brighter than a lens with an f/4 aperture, or 2x brighter. A lens with an f/1.8 aperture would be one and a half stops brighter, or 2.5x brighter, than this f/2.8 aperture lens.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does the optical stabilization work on a ...

Does the optical stabilization work on a Panasonic GH5s that does not have in body stabilation
Asked by: Ben
Although this lens will function with the Panasonic, ithe lens does not have in-lens IS. On a camera body without in-body IS, it would not have any stabilization to my knowledge.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-04


When wide open, is this lens good for nighttime videography when shooting 120fps with a 360 degree shutter?
Asked by: Jacob
At F/2.8 this is going to be your fastest option for a Telephoto Zoom Lens on an MFT mount camera. For a faster option that would work better in low light you would have to look at Fixed Lenses, like the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8, B&amp;H # OL7518. This lens will give you a better performance in low light, but you will lose the flexibility of a zoom lens.https://bhpho.to/2EVbnlV
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Has anyone used this lens on a Pen f? I use the ...

Has anyone used this lens on a Pen f? I use the 12-40 f/2.8 with my Pen and it handles just fine, but I&rsquo;m concerned that the 40-150 might be too big for the Pen f.
Asked by: Anonymous


Is anyone using the Olympus 40-150 2.8 with the OM-D E-M5? I would like to know what your experience has been.
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry.I use it with the EM1 and Ezm1 Mark II. It works beautifully.
Answered by: Herbert W.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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Designed For Use With:

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  • Digital Bolex D16 MFT Mount
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