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DJMC
20th April 2011, 09:51 PM
:)

Am I correct in saying there have been two versions of the 40-150 lens suitable for my E-510?

If so, which is better and why?
In what ways can I identify a lens for sale as one or the other?

Many thanks!

;)

Ian
20th April 2011, 09:54 PM
:)

Am I correct in saying there have been two versions of the 40-150 lens suitable for my E-510?

If so, which is better and why?
In what ways can I identify a lens for sale as one or the other?

Many thanks!

;)

Yes, that's correct. The Mk1 is larger but brighter (f/3.5-4.5 compared to f/4-5.6). Both are very good, optically, for the price. The Mk1 has a metal lens mount while the newer one doesn't, but the newer one works better in live view mode.

Ian

DJMC
20th April 2011, 09:58 PM
Yes, that's correct. The Mk1 is larger but brighter (f/3.5-4.5 compared to f/4-5.6). Both are very good, optically, for the price. The Mk1 has a metal lens mount while the newer one doesn't, but the newer one works better in live view mode.

Ian

Thanks Ian.
So which would you go for, and does one carry a premium over the other 2nd hand?
Oh... and if I DO decide to sell my 70-300, is that a lens with a number of versions too? If so, how do I tell which I have.
Same question for the 14-42 I guess!?

:confused:

Ian
20th April 2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks Ian.
So which would you go for, and does one carry a premium over the other 2nd hand?
Oh... and if I DO decide to sell my 70-300, is that a lens with a number of versions too? If so, how do I tell which I have.
Same question for the 14-42 I guess!?

:confused:

I only know of one version, each, of the 14-42 and 70-300. The main benefit of the Mk2 40-150 its very compact size and light weight. I think a discerning photographer would find the Mk1 more versatile but it's well on the way to being as large as a 70-300. Of all the options, I'd personally keep the 70-300!

Ian

crimbo
20th April 2011, 10:16 PM
Keep the 70 -300
I have a mkII 40-150...nowt wrong with it

ndl0071
21st April 2011, 07:47 AM
I have a mkII 40-150...nowt wrong with it

I agree, nowt wrong at all.

:)

maccabeej
21st April 2011, 12:42 PM
I have a Mk1 -not a patch on my 50-200, but my back keeps telling me which one to carry. Not many manufacturers make a modern lens of this quality at the price you can pick one up for. i.e. I wouldn't sell mine.
Jim

Graham_of_Rainham
21st April 2011, 12:55 PM
I have a Mk1 that I have used twice. It came as part of a kit and was put back in the box as hardly ever use long lenses.

I'd sell it for the going rate on ebay if anyone is interested.

*chr

Ulfric M Douglas
21st April 2011, 05:44 PM
We own both types of 40-150 and ours are both excellent.
My wife uses the newer 40-150MkII on her e-600 almost all of the time and it almost always focuses very well and takes great pictures : being so lightweight it is a one-handed job a lot of the time.
I keep the 40-150MkI because it gives me a smug feeling that I can use a slightly faster aperture than my wife for the same framing. I use it on my e-410. Chunky, clunky, very dependable.

Oh look, Ulfric's public service posting ;
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4684/bothzooms02.jpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9386/bothzooms01.jpg
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I recently saw another dad (at a kid's day out) haul a massive lens out of his bag for a couple of pictures. It turned out to be a Canon 70-200 (I think) and I was most happy to have the little Olympus things myself.

DJMC
21st April 2011, 06:24 PM
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Ah.... very useful photos!
Thanks for that, I think I'll go smaller.
See what comes up!

Or.... maybe I should keep the 70-300 and not worry about the '43-69 gap' between that and my 14-42 lens until I have a problem!?
Mind you, will I ever use more than 150?
It'll cost me 150-200 more to keep the 70-300.
Hmmm............

:rolleyes:

Homer Simpson
21st April 2011, 07:33 PM
As I have said elsewhere you can try out my 40-150 - I'm 30 mins away.

PM me if you are interested.

Be aware I'm going to give you a good talking to about your silly thoughts concerning that 70-300 :mad:

Daveart
21st April 2011, 08:16 PM
Hi There is 2 versions of the 14 42mm lens I have both mk2 is small a plastic mount but I think the Mk2 14 42 is slightly sharper than the mk1 but about the same when closed down to f8.

Dave

Ian
22nd April 2011, 08:08 AM
Hi There is 2 versions of the 14 42mm lens I have both mk2 is small a plastic mount but I think the Mk2 14 42 is slightly sharper than the mk1 but about the same when closed down to f8.

Dave

Um, no, there is only one 14-42 for Four Thirds (there are two versions for Micro Four Thirds). The cheap Four Thirds ZD kit lenses are the 14-45, 17.5-45, and 14-42.

Ian

Daveart
22nd April 2011, 09:40 AM
Hi my apologies the one is 14 45mm the other is 14 42mm I have just rechecked the 14 42mm actually focuses closer than the 14 45mm and is smaller in size, I prefer then 14 42mm as it looks sharper wide open than the 14 45mm then it does have an ED glass and closer focus distance.

Dave

Ian
22nd April 2011, 10:03 AM
We own both types of 40-150 and ours are both excellent.
My wife uses the newer 40-150MkII on her e-600 almost all of the time and it almost always focuses very well and takes great pictures : being so lightweight it is a one-handed job a lot of the time.
I keep the 40-150MkI because it gives me a smug feeling that I can use a slightly faster aperture than my wife for the same framing. I use it on my e-410. Chunky, clunky, very dependable.

Oh look, Ulfric's public service posting ;
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4684/bothzooms02.jpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9386/bothzooms01.jpg
__________________________________
I recently saw another dad (at a kid's day out) haul a massive lens out of his bag for a couple of pictures. It turned out to be a Canon 70-200 (I think) and I was most happy to have the little Olympus things myself.

Has the E-410 been 'modified' - I can see some anomalies on the flash cover?! :)

Ian

Ulfric M Douglas
22nd April 2011, 07:58 PM
Yes Ian ;) That was to hold the flash-bouncer but after testing I found my left hand does it better. I made a swivelling mount for white card reflector that fits on the popped up flash. Now I just hold a business card in my fingers.
Talk about off-topic!

Andrew Riddell
22nd April 2011, 09:47 PM
One point which may not matter to the OP is that the MkII 40-150mm fits very well on an MFT body, even with the necessary adaptor.

Andrew