Summary: A very nicely made, quality lens for Olympus four-thirds cameras at a very reasonable price. Sharp photos and works perfectly with my Olympus E-3 DSLR. (It is not intended for micro four-thirds cameras).
Summary: I had the chance to buy this as part of a kit for my E-510 many years ago, but opted not to (a decision I would regret). Years later (and lots of dust), I find my E510 in a box, and it still works! The stock lens (14-42mm, I believe--I could be wrong) is a capable lens, but left me wanting more when I'm hiking the trails. For $40, this lens was the bargain of the millennium; it's possibly one of the better lenses I've ever used.
Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens - Used on E500 - A workhorse - Clean & sharp
30 March 2014
Summary: Have owned an Olympus digital E-500 for many years now, and have purchased (and sold) several other brand name cameras along the way, but just keep coming back to the E-500 as my 'go to' camera. This 40-150mm zoom lens is the one I grab for intermediate shots, or for action shots on manual focus when I want a nicely blurred background against a still capture of a moving subject. I like this lens and find it be be affordable, reliable and easy to use.
Summary: For some reason the 40/150lens does not work with my camera the 300EVolt. The 14/45mm works perfect. The 40/150 doesnt have a metal faca like the 14/45. I'm not a pro so I don't know if that's the problem but I'm not able to use it.
Summary: The marketing advertisement on Amazon was misleading ; it does not fit an Olympus Pen E-PL1. When I asked on the blog before purchase about compatibility for the Olympus Pen E-PL1, the responses were contradictory. When I received it, it obviously did not fit. The website advertisement has a compatibility chart, and it does not have the PL 1 on the list to say yeh or neigh. I say neigh. I returned the lens, which I am happy to say was easy and smooth.