Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Lens focus > Telephoto

Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8th November 2014
Who's_E's Avatar
Who's_E Who's_E is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: London
Posts: 612
Thanks: 1
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
40-150 FT vs mFT

I have just seen another thread pointing to the mZuiko 40-150 deal at Currs. I have long been swithering over whether to replace my standard FT 40-150 mk2 (+adapter) with the R version.

I use a GF3, G3 and EM1 (need to update that signature!)

There doesn't appear to be much size difference between the two options and the FT was optimized for contrast detect, but obviously some time ago. Both are good value/quality options from what I have read.

Is the lens a bargain for me or is the cost to change unjustified in this case - Help! I can't decide...

Nick
__________________
Bodies: E3, E-P1
Lenses: 8mm, 14-42mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8th November 2014
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,215
Thanks: 647
Thanked 945 Times in 733 Posts
Likes: 2,309
Liked 1,621 Times in 934 Posts
Re: 40-150 FT vs mFT

I'm always impressed with the IQ of the MFT 40-150.

I never quite got such good results from the FT 40-150
__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8th November 2014
benvendetta's Avatar
benvendetta benvendetta is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pontypool, South Wales
Posts: 3,750
Thanks: 83
Thanked 297 Times in 262 Posts
Likes: 167
Liked 340 Times in 230 Posts
Re: 40-150 FT vs mFT

I seem to recall that the mk 1 40-150 was supposed to be better than the mk 2. I used it with my E500 when I had it and I found it very good indeed. However, the m43rds version is very good too and a veritable bargain. It is incredibly light and compact. I just wish it had a metal mount but the plastic one seems robust enough.
__________________
Dave

E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 9th November 2014
byegad byegad is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NE England
Posts: 771
Thanks: 20
Thanked 99 Times in 93 Posts
Likes: 106
Liked 151 Times in 105 Posts
Re: 40-150 FT vs mFT

I have both and the m4/3 example is much better at getting BiF shots on my EM10, EPL5 and Pany G6. IMHO while the 4/3 lens is an OK lens the m4/3 is a gem!
__________________
Too many cameras!
E-500, E-510, EPM1, EPL5, EP3, EP5, OM-D E M10, OM-D E M5, Trip 35mm, Samsung WP10 and Panasonic G6 plus lots of lenses many manual focus.

Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/42941818@N07/
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to byegad For This Useful Post:
Wee man (9th November 2014)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:23 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger