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Old 8th November 2014
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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...

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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

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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.

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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!
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