The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 lens is designed for the Olympus E-series cameras, notably the brand new E-500. The Four Thirds sensor in the E-series gives a 2x focal factor, so Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 lens is an 80-300mm zoom in 35mm speak. Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 lens is also available in a kit, along with the E-500 body and the ‘standard’ 14-45mm zoom. Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 is a brilliant lens. Many telephoto zooms are disappointingly soft, prone to chromatic aberration and awkward to operate. This is none of these things. Shots have a contrast and clarity that’s extremely unusual at this price.
The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 compatibility with Olympus Evolt E500
Every shot we took was as crisp as a ‘standard’ zoom. The E-500′s AF system was fast and accurate, even with these long focal lengths – aided no doubt by the lens’ wider- than-usual aperture range (f3.5-4.5). The image in the viewfinder is bright and clear, even at the longest focal lengths. Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 build quality is excellent, even though there’s a good deal of plastic. The lens mount is metal and the filter size (58mm) is the same as the E-500′s standard zoom. The E-500 may necessarily be the first choice as an entry-level D-SLR, but as a twinlens kit it has to be seen in a new light. Also, Olympus Evolt E500 does not have any problem regarding image sharpness and color; and shooting with large apertures and wide-angle lenses because of its interchangeable Zuiko Digital Lenses.Olympus Evolt E500 has buttons that are easy to understand and navigate so everyone will find it easy to use. Olympus Evolt E500 has 25 Exposure Modes to choose from so you can actually achieve different photos based on your preferences. This camera uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery so you can take more pictures anytime and anywhere. Olympus Evolt E500′s TruePic Turbo Image Processor makes the processing speed, operation, and camera response faster. Olympus Evolt E500 comes up with a 2.5-Inch HyperCyrstal LCD Monitor to clearly see the natural color of the photos captured. With Olympus Evolt E500 you can easily see the view at any angle and even in a crowded place because it has a 160-degree viewing angle. Olympus Evolt E500 uses Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses so you will definitely achieve sharp, clear, high quality, and remarkable images. Click here for more Olympus Evolt E500 best features.
The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 (35mm equivalent focal length: 80-300mm) is a compact and lightweight and economically priced telephoto lens. Specially coated to reduce ghost flare. Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 powerful 3.8 zoom makes it the ideal supplement to the 14-45mm lens. Covering a focal range of 40-150mm (equivalent to 80-300mm on a 35mm camera), this 3.8x zoom Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 lens offers superb mid- to telephoto functionality at an attractive price. A fast f-stop of f3.5-4.5 gives Olympus E-500 owners ample opportunity to get creative by extending their telephoto capabilities. Based on the FourThirds Standard, all Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 are designed to maximise the performance of digital SLRs. For more information and to avail this amazing Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5, click here.
Here is a summary of Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 review from a satisfied customer:
When I got the lens from Amazon, I mounted it onto my E410 and began my testing. My standard testing aid (which I found to be very effective) is my old tube type TV. This TV when tuned to a blank channel, is perfect as a test tool because the pixels are quiet large. I took 2 shots with this lens and right away I can see that the TV pixels are very sharp, compared to the 40-150 f4 kit lens!
Although a bit larger and heavier than the lens my camera came with, this will definitely be my new favorite. My portrait shots are better and never been easier to shoot because of the larger aperture this lens provide. I was amazed at one of my lady friends’ head and shoulder portrait, when upon focusing on her eye, her contact lenses were so sharply defined in the photo! This lens has awesome resolution. Excellent bokeh too!
The standard allows full cross-manufacturer lens interchangeability among camera systems, whilst nearly telecentric optics ensure images have perfect colour, clarity and brightness from the centre to the periphery of the frame. The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 high resolving power makes sure the image sensor obtains the detail it needs to create images with stunning clarity. These results are excellent. Sharpness is very acceptable, colour rendition is true and contrast is typical of Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5, being slightly increased. Bokeh could be better but this is a f=4.5 lens at the tele end and this is reflected in its background blurring property. Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 is a solid performer. The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 produces sharp and well defined images and delivers across the full zoom range.
The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 has the following specifications and features
- Focal length: 40-150
- Lens construction: 13 Elements
- Angle of view: 30-8.2 Degrees
- Closest focusing distance: 1.5m
- Max aperture: F3.5-F4.5mm
- Min aperture: f22
- Filter size 58mm
- Dimensions: 3D x 4.21L
- Weight 15.75 oz.
- Tele 1.4: Yes MF only
- Ex Tube: Yes .62X magnification
The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 has the following Pros and cons:
- Equal or better image quality to the new model
- Sharpness and contrast are excellent
- Faster by almost 1/2 (wide) to 3/4 (long)
- True zoom lens
- Metal mount
- Smooth zoom and focus
- Much larger (107mm v. 65mm)
- Heavier (450g v. 220g) than new model
- Very noisy autofocus
Overall, Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 is lightweight and compact 3.8x telephoto zoom lens, and furthermore; very good cost-performance. It is equivalent to 80-300 mm on a 35mm camera. Adopted circular aperture diaphragm with 7 blades for beautifully soft out-of focus background. It is just 425g, and very useful as a portable lens. The Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 is a compact, lightweight and economically priced telephoto lens. It is specially coated to reduce ghost flare. Its powerful 3.8x zoom makes it the ideal supplement to the 14-45mm lens. Click here now to experience this superb features of Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5.