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  • Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

    Hello All


    I wonder if i could have your thoughts and opinions on the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150 mm II 1:4.0-5.6.


    I appriciate this isnt a Pro lens, but i am on a very tight budget, and want a walk about lens which will cover both ends without the need to change lens.


    I do own the 12-40 f/2.8 Pro and 40-150 mm f/5.6 R, but i am wondering if i will miss not having 12 at one end.

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    Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

    Whether you will miss the 12mm depends on what you like to photograph. I found the 14-150ii very soft at the wide end compared to the 12-40 so no longer have it. If you're on a tight budget I'd be inclined to stick with what you have.
    David

    EM1ii, EM10ii

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      Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

      We have a 14-150 mounted on the EM1i for Mrs Walti to use, and she is very happy with the output. It's fine in reasonable light, not so good in poorer light.

      The output is not as sharp as the PRO lens, but it's not a million miles away either.

      I was hoping to try the recently released 12-200 at Brands Hatch but they didn't have one with them, that is anther alternate that gives a little more reach...

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        Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

        i did read a review regarding it being alittle soft at the wide end, and it would have been holiday photos, landscape and architecture and family photos.

        Originally posted by Melaka View Post
        Whether you will miss the 12mm depends on what you like to photograph. I found the 14-150ii very soft at the wide end compared to the 12-40 so no longer have it. If you're on a tight budget I'd be inclined to stick with what you have.
        i did look at the 12-200 but i wouldnt be able to justify the cost, having said that i do have some items i no longer use which i could sell to partially fund the 12-200mm


        Originally posted by Walti View Post
        We have a 14-150 mounted on the EM1i for Mrs Walti to use, and she is very happy with the output. It's fine in reasonable light, not so good in poorer light.

        The output is not as sharp as the PRO lens, but it's not a million miles away either.

        I was hoping to try the recently released 12-200 at Brands Hatch but they didn't have one with them, that is anther alternate that gives a little more reach...



        but then again i may just end up sticking with what i have


        thank you both

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          Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

          The 14-150mm is not quite in the budget category that the 40-150mm and 45mm occupy. I have a "lightweight" kit for occassional use and I was thinking of replacing (or adding to) my 40-150mm with the 14-150mm, but the cost (new) is just over half of the 12-200mm so I am going to hoard my pennies and keep swapping lenses for now. Of course if you can find a second hand 14-150mm at a price that suits then go for it.
          Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
          Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
          Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
          Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
          Learn something new every day

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            Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

            I had the Mk 1 version of the 14-150mm lens and found it very useful for holiday photos. It was much lighter and more convenient than my 12-40 & 40-150 PRO lenses, and so although not as fast or as high a quality I was more likely to have it with me!

            I confess I missed the 12mm end for wide angle shots and have replaced it with a 12-200 lens. Again this is not pin sharp at the tele end, but I find it adequate for holiday shots. (When I'm after the best possible quality for birding then I just have to bite the bullet and use my 40-150 & 300 PRO lenses with a monopod.)

            Chris
            Chris

            Black OM-D E-M1 MkII, Silver PEN-F, Black Lumix GX7, and too many lenses!

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              Re: Olympus 14-150 mm II f/5.6

              That is the impression i get that the lens will be perfect as an all round travel lens. Just have to start saving the pennies!



              Originally posted by CJJE View Post
              I had the Mk 1 version of the 14-150mm lens and found it very useful for holiday photos. It was much lighter and more convenient than my 12-40 & 40-150 PRO lenses, and so although not as fast or as high a quality I was more likely to have it with me!

              I confess I missed the 12mm end for wide angle shots and have replaced it with a 12-200 lens. Again this is not pin sharp at the tele end, but I find it adequate for holiday shots. (When I'm after the best possible quality for birding then I just have to bite the bullet and use my 40-150 & 300 PRO lenses with a monopod.)

              Chris

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