differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

Slightly shorter 72 mm vs 84 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Learn more about
the Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6

Much more zoom 10.7x vs 3.8x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 14 mm vs 40 mm
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2.9x better wide angle
Slightly more magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:7.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 70% larger in your photo
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Diameter Small diameters Help
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED66 mm
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.664 mm
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Length Short Help
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED72 mm
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.684 mm
Weight Light weight Help
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED220 g
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6280 g
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED40 mm
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.614 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED$206.82
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6$269.95
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
150 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$236 - $248

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Slightly less zoom
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Wildlife lens

$40 - $368

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$236 - $248

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Much less zoom
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Telephoto lens

$99

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Zoom range Much less zoom
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Zoom range Much less zoom

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