OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization (up to 4.0 stops)
| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Mode Switch on Lens
| Stabilization On/Off Switch on Lens
| Focus Range Limiter
| Focus Hold Button
| Compatible with OM System Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Focus Distance Limiter
| Zoom Lock
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 600mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is compatible with cameras that have a 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS has a maximum diameter of 110mm and total length of 265mm when not extended. It weighs 2060g / 72.7 oz.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS has a filter thread of 95mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS:
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS has a focal range of 150-600mm and 4.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 300-1200mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is compatible with the Teleconverters below. With the use of these TC/extenders, you can find how the total focal reach and effective aperture of your OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS changes below:
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
The OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS with a weather-sealed camera body such as the OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Optical Image Stabilization
The OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS's stabilization system is effective up to 4.0 stops.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS also has a Stabilization On/Off switch on the lens body so you don't need to delve into your cameras menu to disable or enable the IS.
With a total length of 265mm and a weight of 2060g, the OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.34x and has a minimum focusing distance of 2.8m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.34x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 150mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f29 at 600mm .
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS's optical formula consists of 25 elements in 15 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 4 FLD
- 2 SLD elements
- Super Multi-Layer coating
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
OM SYSTEM 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS is available in Black color.
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