Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is an Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus replaced the older Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II vs Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4-5.6
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is compatible with cameras that have 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.
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II has a focal range of 14-150mm and 10.7X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-300mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Panasonic 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II OIS in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II With Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.22x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m.
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 14mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 150mm .
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 HR elements
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of LH-61C that you can order separately.
Olympus ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is available in Black color.
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