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Old 19th November 2014
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In praise of the 40-150

Several of us GAS sufferers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. The current Oly m43 40-150 is a little beauty though and it has plenty of admirers. I have been using it recently on the E-M5 for rugby as a second camera on bright dry days so that I can get the action when it comes too close for the heavy artillery (usually the E-M1 with 50-200 plus EC-14).

The general comment about performance of the little 40-150 is that it's pretty good in general but can be iffy at the long end and wide open. Here is one from a couple of weekends ago taken at full stretch - 150mm and f/5.6:



I can't see too much wrong with it! It is a crop of about 3/4 of the frame. With the central subject the corners are out of focus anyway so we can't tell how sharp it would be, and it doesn't matter. But certainly in this shot it is as sharp as I need it, and for the price it far exceeds reasonable expectations.

Now, if only it were weathersealed and f/2.8 for the winter.....

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Re: In praise of the 40-150

An excellent "Critical Moment" shot, proving yet again that a large part of a photograph is down to the photographer

(but it is one heck of a good value for money lens as well)
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Re: In praise of the 40-150

Sadly the shot wasn't too useful as we are the green & whites and it is one of the "good guys" getting marmalised - we don't want to publicise that sort of thing too much

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Re: In praise of the 40-150

High praise indeed, it would appear that the 12-50 has been getting plenty of stick too, but its a snip of the price of the 12-40. For those who can't drop big money on lenses, from what I've seen, the "kit" lenses perform admirably.
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Re: In praise of the 40-150

I can't comment on the lenses as I've no experience with either but I love this shot for two reasons, firstly its crispness and 3D effect, secondly for a great new verb to add to my vocabulary, "marmalised" (love it!).
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Re: In praise of the 40-150

Directed here from my "Boathouse" post
I can certainly see the quality that can be achieved with this lens
Nicely captured action shot John

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