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    Best Olympus 40-150mm Lens?

    There are three.
    Oldest one is f3.8
    Then there's the f3.5-4.5
    Then, and I assume lowest rated of the three, the newer f4-5.6 (but I don't want to assume my assumption is correct without checking!)

    Which is the best of the three in image quality?
    A decision re the weight and the speed is obviously my call but I'd like to know the essential quality of the glass re distortions and sharpness.

    Thanks.


    Mark
    Last edited by markpsf; 13th April 2009 at 14:43.

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    Re: Best Olympus 40-150mm Lens?

    Update.
    The jury appears to still be out on this one re quality and the tradeoff of heavier weight for faster speed. The private input I'm getting is about a toss-up.

    Mark

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    Re: Best Olympus 40-150mm Lens?

    Mark,

    there are only 2 ( two ) versions of 40-150 in the market....
    Old one with F3.5 - 4.5, with metalmount, rotating frontlens while focussing
    new one with f4 - 5.6 with cheaper plastic mount, smaller size and a bit less in weight

    Picture quality : my impression: the old one is a little better
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    Re: Best Olympus 40-150mm Lens?

    I own the newer one. It's surprisingly good for the extremely low cost and AF's on the G1 unlike the older version.

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