Ideal for portraiture and distant subjects alike, the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R from Olympus is an 80-300mm equivalent telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its modest maximum aperture helps to realize a compact and lightweight form factor while an advanced optical design, which uses extra-low dispersion and high refractive index glass, controls a variety of aberrations for notable sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Extending its versatility, this lens also features a Movie & Stills Compatible autofocus system, which is quick, quiet, and precise to suit both photo and video shooting applications.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 80-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4-5.6 to f/22
- One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Overview
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Specs
40 to 150mm (35mm Equivalent: 80 to 300mm)
f/4 to 5.6
Micro Four Thirds
|Lens Format Coverage|
Micro Four Thirds
|Angle of View|
30° to 8.2°
|Minimum Focus Distance|
2.95' / 90 cm
13 Elements in 10 Groups
58 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.5 x 3.27" / 63.5 x 83 mm
|Length at Maximum Extension|
5.6" / 142.2 mm
6.7 oz / 190 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
4.6 x 3.4 x 3.3"
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Reviews
Great travel lens
Great lens for travel. Its light weight and does a good job. Its not the best lens but for the money and for what it can do, its well worth the price.
This is a Lens I DO NOT want to live Without using on a OM-1
I was worried about what the quality would be like with this costing so much less than the pro version and being so much lighter in weight. BUT..... The very first picture taken was the Cardinal Climber flower on a sunny day at 150mm, what great bokeh/background compression and the flower detail is stunning. The Nasturtium taken at 150mm with a 10mm extension tube and the flower with the spider taken at 53mm with a 10mm extension tube, both on bright days. Again great detail. The Globe with the sunset taken at 66 mm using a MerryNine Top K9 Crystal. I can't ask for better. The airplane taken at 150mm and again bright sunlight day as can be seen by the sun reflecting off the plane. Nothing more to say. The tree frog that came to visit taken at 140mm with the 10mm extension tube. Because using the tube then the focal plane is much shallower, hence the back of the frog out of focus. Good lighting and I swear you can see a twinkle in his eye and sure looks like he is smiling. Since owning this I am very happy with my choice to purchase this lens. The lens really does like light and works extraordinarily well. If it is getting dusk out then the pictures start getting grainy. Solution: put on my 12-40mm F2.8 and continue on. Yes I am very happy with my purchase. Would I recommend this? Provided you are working in a reasonable amount of light, Yes. In less light situations high ISO and ETTR just isn't enough.
Easy to use
This lens is light and useful. I'm satisfied to take a picture for my son's sports event (Football and track meet).
Great lens at a great deal
I wanted to try a telephone lens, didn't want to spend a lot of money not knowing if I would like the focal length. This lens was the right price and I couldn't be happier. It is light weight and super sharp.
Decent budget telephoto lens
This lens makes sense in a cost/value comparison. At one tenth the cost of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens (which I also own), it's practically free. These days, you can easily spend $150 going out to dinner with a few friends. At only 6.7 oz., it's super light and won't be making your belt tighter and wallet thinner, unlike that fried catfish, cornbread, and beer you had the other night. Realistically, this lens is all plastic, has mediocre optical performance, doesn't autofocus particularly well, is a poor lens for macro photography, isn't fast enough for indoors or low light, and isn't sharp enough for good portraits or detailed landscapes. It fails to produce the high quality images that the Olympus E-M5 or E-M1 or Panasonic GH5 can deliver. It is not water resistant and therefore neither is your camera when you have this lens attached. Looking only at image quality, it's glaringly inferior to the more expensive telephoto zoom lenses from Olympus and Panasonic. It's also clearly inferior in optical performance compared to the very nice Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 kit lens, which is surprisingly sharp, does very nice macros, portraits, and landscapes, and is also compact and lightweight. But that lens costs $600. I own all of these lenses and have made detailed back to back comparisons under identical conditions. This $150 lens is not my first, or second, or even third choice to put on the camera when I'm going out shooting. Here's a photography rule that was true up until smartphones came along, because they cheat with software. Always put the best glass on your camera that you can afford or manage to carry. Always. So why own it? Once again, it's practically free. It's super lightweight and compact. You can carry it around it rough conditions and if it breaks, throw it away and get another. You can put a $10 UV filter on the front instead of the $40 one. If the grocery store sold camera lenses, this would be in the hamburger case and the 40-150mm f/2.8 lens would be in the filet mignon case. Sometimes, you buy both places. Sometimes, we have hamburgers at home and enjoy them very much. Sometimes, I'm using my camera for casual snapshots, or low resolution internet images, or rough travel conditions. Those circumstances occur often enough to justify spending $150 for this lens.
New lens convert!
I've used Nikon 3200 for decade and recently purchased a new Olympus Pen e pl 10 camera wanted something with a bit more range than 14-42 mm it came with. Love this lens - so light weight like nothing at all- pictures are Amazing! Delivered earlier than expected.
Happy With Lens
I was a bit iffy about getting this lens since some reviews claim it's cheaply made and any fall/impact could destroy it. For the cost vs similar lenses, plus the sale price, it was a no brainer and I figured if it even lass me a few months it be worth it since I could buy 2-4 of these vs one of the alternative. Anyways, build quality is a bit plastic; but personally don't think the lens feels cheap or poorly made at all - definitely doesn't have the feel or weight of the metal lenses (but that could be a plus). As for photography - I'm super happy I got the lens. I'm now able to photograph things in the distance, I've taken some nice pictures of birds flying by and/or on trees - like a hawk when I went to a state park a few days ago. I'm not a pro photographer; so will leave those reviews to the true pros. Mainly just wanted to comment on the quality of the product - overall, really happy with it and think it'll last me years as long as I'm not in extreme conditions or situations where my camera/lenses get banged up (and as a hobby photographer, probably won't be in such situations).
lots of detail at all ranges!
This is a great lens for detail! When my 14-42 is almost maxed out on zoom (it looses a LOT of detail at full zoom) I put this on, and it is GREAT!
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