Summary: Now, thats my lens. The 300 f/2.8 I can get for free when I need it. Stellar performance. 300mm of reach with an aperture of F2 is really cool. Not speaking about the price I paid for. After adjusting the Front-focus on my E-5, putting in -4, this lens performs outstanding. IQ is fantastic and AF is fast an accurate. It size makes it very portable. I can put it side by side in my Lowepro Fastpack 350, with 12-60 and 50-200 I still got to test the EC-20.
Excerpt: I guess the only lens you can directly compare this to is the equally brilliant Canon 135mm f2, both being stunning all-round performers. Beautiful color rendition; high contrast; fabulous bokeh, I could go on, but it all just adds up to a first rate piece of work that, while pricey, is close to being worth every cent. A lens that lives up to to its expectations. Brilliant.
Summary: This lens is the first reason to buy the E-system. Top image quality, bright view finder, and still compact. The perfect walk around lens in an urban setting. It's effectively a 300mm, but it's still compact. The build-in image stabilization of the E-5 and the fast autofocus allows for sharp images with narrow depth of field at 1/100 sec shutter speed. Sharpness from edge to edge at all apertures.
Olympus 150mm f/2 Zuiko Digital review by genotypewriter
14 June 2010
Summary: I like super-long teles and I've also used the ZD 300 2.8 too but the 150 f/2 was a more satisfying lens to use for general shooting. Even the general apperance of the lens is great. The bokeh, sharpness and colours were all very very good. This would be the first lens I'd buy if I get a FT camera. All nice things aside, one still has to think about the practicality of such a lens.
Pros: My favourite prime on FT
Cons: Not the most sensible choice if you only need a 300 f/4 (see details)
Olympus 150mm f/2 Zuiko Digital review by RRJackson
22 June 2008
Summary: There are certain lenses that can constitute a reason to own the accompanying camera system. This is one of those lenses. At under six inches in length and under three pounds it's about half the size of most 300mm f/2.8 lenses, as well as being a stop faster and providing excellent results wide open with the DOF associated with f/4 on a 35mm lens. Using the in-body image stabilization on my E-3 I can shoot blur-free photos with this lens at 1/30th of a second.
Pros: Compact and light (when compared to 300mm f/2.8 lenses), beautiful bokeh, sharp wide open