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Olympus mZD 40-150mm f/2.8 pro lens

introduction

  • formerly announced Sept 2014
  • a fantastic lens only let down by less than optimal bokeh on busy backgrounds - avoid this by choosing your backgrounds to compliment your subject
  • if you are buying this I would strongly recommend buying the kit WITH the MC14 1.4x teleconverter as it is better value for money and gives you more telephoto reach which you will appreciate
  • Note that the MC-14 converter cannot be used with a Four Thirds adapter and cannot be used with any other Micro Four Thirds lenses at present due to the protruding optic, but can be used with some legacy full frame lenses.

specs

  • 40-150mm (eq. to 80-300mm)
  • constant f/2.8 throughout zoom range
  • 16 elements in 10 groups
    • including Olympus ZERO-coated HD, ED, EDA and - for the first time in an M.ZUIKO lens - Super EDA glass
    • to reduce risk of misalignment, only three are moving groups, with only one of those three groups performing actual zooming (the other two compensate for chromatic aberration and maintain image quality)
  • innovative new dual linear voice coil motors for focusing
    • “separating the focusing mechanism into two lens groups controlled by individual linear drive motors makes AF performance extremely fast and, with no gears involved, nearly friction-free and incredibly quiet”
  • 72mm filter thread
  • 160mm long and lens length does not change on zooming or on focussing
  • 880g with tripod adapter (760g without)
  • collapsible lens hood LH-76
  • weather-resistant - 11 seals
  • freeze-proof
  • manual focus clutch mechanism
  • L-Fn button
  • close focus to 0.7m giving subject area of 8x6cm
  • optional dedicated MC-14 1.4x teleconverter (~$399) which makes it 56-210 f/4 (eq. to 112-420mm) and will also be compatible with the 300mm f/4 Pro lens when it comes out
  • $US1499

reviews

video reviews

comparison with Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 OIS:

photo/olympusmzd40-150pro.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/28 01:59 by gary1