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    Default Saw a used m4/3 40-150, what are they like?

    ...popped into my favorite camera store today and they have a m4/3 40-150 on consignment for less than half of what a new one is going for. I just got the E-M5 last week with the 12-50, I'm new to the m4/3 stuff so I haven't read much about them yet, is this small telephoto a good second lens to go with this camera? Thanks guys...
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    Lorne Miller

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    4/3rds stuff: E-1 w HLD-2
    35-100 f2, 14-35 f2 SWD, 50-200 SWD
    m4/3rds stuff: OM-D E-M5 x 2, mZD 12-50, mZD 40-150, mZD 14-42

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    Default Re: Saw a used m4/3 40-150, what are they like?

    I think it's worth having. It seems quite similar to the last 40-150 4/3 kit zoom, which is quite sharp and super-lightweight. They also share the same hood, which is nice since Oly actually provided one with the 4/3 version.

    Downsides are slow apertures, plastic mount flange and stiff, uneven zoom action that's poor for video.

    Cheers,

    Rick

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