In this review, we will be comparing Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro and Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6, two Telephoto Zoom lenses by Olympus. Both cameras have the same focal range of 40-150mm but different max apertures: Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro has a max aperture of F2.8 while the Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 has a max aperture of F4.0 - F5.6.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro is the longer of the two lenses at 160mm. The Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 with a length of 86mm is 74mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro also has a larger diameter of 79mm compared to Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6's 64mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 weighs 190g, 300% (570g) lighter than the Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro's weight of 760g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both Olympus ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro and Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.