Olympus Zuiko 40mm - 150mm f/3.5-4.5 EZ Digital Zoom Lens for the E Digital SLR System.


About Olympus

The interchangeable Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 lens (equivalent to 80-300mmin 35mm photography) is perfect for everything from portraits to sports scenes. It features a 3.8x zoom, a f3.5-4.5 brightness for effects like background blurring and compression, a new multi-coating and reliable metal lens mount, along with 13 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 15.75 oz./450 grams (approx.).

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (3),Strong construction (3)

Olympus Specifications

13 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of view
30° to 8.2°
F stop range
f3.5 Wide - f4.5 Telephoto
Minimum Aperture: f22
Closest Focusing Distance
4.92 feet/1.5m
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
4.21" x 3" (107 x 77mm}
15.75 oz (450g)
Focal Length: 40-150mm (80mm to 300mm 35mm equivalent)
Compatibility: Teleconverter EC-14: Yes **MF use only
Extension Tube EX-25: Closest Focusing Distance 8.2 in/208mm
Extended Maximum Image Magnification 0.62x
Minimum Field Size 29 x 22mm

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers


Good buy


from San Francisco,Cailfornia  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have used it a few times and the pictures came out great.I plan on using it at Christmas when my family gets together.


Good All Around Performer


from Cheswick, PA 15024 USA  -  Pro Photographer

Use this lens for both my Professional and Private shots. Not the fastest lens out there, but very respectable in all aspects. I was looking for a good medium telephoto to go along with my E5 snd E410, to take out on the streets this fit the bill perfectly. Metal mount and sharper glass than f4.5-5.6 model. Not IF, but you gain 1.1 f-stops through out its range.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Good lens for the price


from Clinton, MS.

I have used the lens for portraitures, landscapes, action in all ranges of the zoom. The photos have been sharp.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Great lens for the money


from Berkeley, CA

Got this in the kit with the E-500, one of the best value kits around, because... This lens is great! Of course it's not perfect, with some green CA in areas that are *slightly* out of focus, and not tack sharp wide open (though still very usable), but what do you expect from a lens in this price range? The truth is, despite its small deficiencies, it performs great and produces wonderfully clear and bright images. Stopped down even a little, sharpness goes up. Bokeh is silky smooth and looks superb. Close-up performance is great with good out-of-focus from the long focal length. Portraits are beautiful from this lens, you can use anywhere in its range and get close enough/far enough to get the scene/background you need. For sports and other action, it's great in good light and decent in low-light if you bump the ISO (not pleasant as we Oly users know, but still manageable). A couple more stops would be useful, but you can get that with the 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 or 150mm f/2 if you absolutely need it. For the money, this lens can't be beat, it's on my camera for nearly 2/3 of the time during football games and on the street. The 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 is an excellent companion for the wide end, and the [E-500 or E-300] kit with both is an outstanding value. I can't recommend it more. For those comparing, this is much better all around than the Sigma 55-200. Get this instead. If you need the 200mm reach, save up and get the 50-200, the Sigma's unusable past 150mm anyway. Also, I believe this lens is going to be replaced with a smaller version, a 40-150 f/4-5.6. No one yet knows if this is better or worse (other than the clear aperture disadvantage), but it has one ED element and a spherical aperture diaphragm that should help it. We'll see.

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