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).
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: Is this the greatest lens ever? No. Is it the greatest for the price? It just may be. After deciding on going the four-thirds route to break into digital photography, I bought a used Olympus camera bundle with kit lenses (the older 14-45mm and this 40-150mm). It looked like I was going to be taking mostly indoor candid shots, so I researched and compared the 14-45mm and 14-54mm lenses.
Summary: This lens (Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-4.5) is no longer in production by Olympus, but still widely available. I considered this lens and the new model (examining each closely in person, and shooting test shots with an E-520, on several occasions in local photo stores) which replaces it, and chose this lens hands down. Pro: *Equal or better image quality to the new model: chromatic aberration, barrel distortion.
Summary: I just shoot wedding photographs with the lense,quite powerful zoom, easy to handle,lightweight,but on con side,it has no manual/autofocus (MF/AF) option.so autofocus is a bit problem,but overall worth a money for this product for $121.95 at amazon.
Summary: If you recently purchased a new "four thirds" system camera (from Olympus, Leica, Panasonic, etc.) and are looking for a first telephoto lens, you can't go wrong with this one. It's MUCH faster than the most recent generation of 40 - 150 mm lens and has much better build quality. Works really well in hand held situations. Spend the extra money and you will not be disappointed!