differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Better telephoto 200 mm vs 150 mm
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More than 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD Learn more about
the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/3.5
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At its narrowest, the ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO goes 5.3 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Smaller diameter 79 mm vs 87 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
More magnification 1:2.4 (0.4) vs 1:4.8 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly lighter 0.9 kg vs 1 kg
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More than 10% lighter
Slightly better wide angle 40 mm vs 50 mm
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20% better wide angle
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Learn more about
the Olympus ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Length Quite long Help
50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD 157 mm
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO160 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD 50 mm
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO40 mm
Weight Light weight Help
50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD 1 kg
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO0.9 kg
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD 200 mm
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO150 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD 4x
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO3.8x

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Competitors

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Portrait lens

Magnification Less magnification
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Wildlife lens

$70 - $494

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,736 - $1,899

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Weight Heavier

Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD Competitors

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Sports lens

$8,239

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Diameter Much larger diameter

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