Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8

Here’s our concise review of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens…

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8

This fast telephoto zoom from Olympus features an 80-300mm 35mm equivalent, and includes a 1.4x teleconverter as standard. Like others in test, this lens performs very well wide open with sharpest results being returned at the wider zoom ranges. Edges are a little soft at f/2.8 though they catch up from f/5.6 onwards.

Build quality is definitely impressive, managing to keep the weight down to a humble 760g. It contains 16 elements in 10 groups, which include Extra Low Dispersion elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration and ghosting. It also achieves a minimum focusing distance of 50cm throughout the focal range, which is excellent for a lens of this type.

The side of the lens has a function button, which can be customised to operate any often-used camera features, and the manual focus ring can be snapped to switch between manual and autofocus, however it’s a bit on the thin side for our liking and our fingers often got lost.

Find out more at the Olympus website.

Pros
Includes 1.4x teleconverter
Very compact
50cm minimum focusing distance

Cons
Small focus ring
Easy to switch to MF accidentally

Spec
Min aperture: f/22
Max aperture: f/2.8
Elements: 16/10
Filter size: 72mm
Min focusing distance: 50cm
DxH: 79x160mm
Weight: 760g