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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 other than the Olympus mZD 300mm f/4 PRO lens 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:

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