The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III and the Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 is the longer of the two lenses at 83mm. The Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III with a length of 80mm, is 3mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 64mm.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 weighs 280g, 1% (5g) lighter than the Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III's weight of 285g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the SuperZoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Superzoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
The Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III has a filter size of 52mm whereas the Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 has a 58mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 52mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III:
And these are the 58mm filters that we recommend for the Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6:
Both the Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III and the Olympus ED 14-150mm 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 OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 14-150mm
but while Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 III has the fastest aperture of F3.5 - F5.8
, the Olympus ED 14-150mm f4-5.6's widest aperture value is F4.0 - F5.6