Reach Without the Weight - Olympus 40-150mm PRO


Wide aperture zooms are typically bulky and expensive. But when I mount the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, I feel like I can work all day.

Though not cheap at $1,499, this optic does provide an equivalent of 80-300mm focal length with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8. And when mounted on the E-M5 Mark II with its excellent 5-axix image stabilization system, I can shoot handheld in nearly any lighting condition.

mono-lake-bird.jpg Captured at Mono Lake after 7pm handheld. Photo by Derrick Story.

The PRO 40-150mm balances nicely on the Micro Four Thirds body, focuses quickly, and renders outstanding image quality. I also like the included retractable lens hood that allows me to pack the camera in a small bag without having to remove the accessory.

I wouldn't say that the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is as light as a bird, but when I need a fast telephoto zoom that I can carry all day, it's certainly a feather in my cap.

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