Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Light weight at only 190g / 6.7 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R 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 Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R has a maximum diameter of 64mm and total length of 86mm when not extended. It weighs 190g / 6.7 oz.
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R:
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R has a focal range of 40-150mm and 3.8X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 80-300mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R 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 45-150mm F4-5.6 OIS in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R With Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R 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 40-150mm f4-5.6 R has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.16x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m. 0.16x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 40mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 150mm .
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 ED glass element.
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R doesn't come with a lens hood.
Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is available in Black and Silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Olympus ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R
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