differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8

Shorter 99 mm vs 160 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Lighter 360 g vs 0.9 kg
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2.4x lighter
Smaller diameter 69 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Cheaper $749.99 vs $1,249.00
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The best price we've seen is $499 cheaper (around 40% less)
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8

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

Better telephoto 150 mm vs 100 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
More magnification 1:2.4 (0.4) vs 1:5 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2x larger in your photo
More zoom 3.8x vs 2.9x
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More than 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
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
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
35-100mm f/2.8 35 mm
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO40 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
35-100mm f/2.8 69 mm
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO79 mm
Weight Light weight Help
35-100mm f/2.8 360 g
ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO0.9 kg
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$599 - $799

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Travel lens

$449 - $498

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Wildlife lens

$315 - $390

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,586 - $2,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Wildlife lens

$315 - $390

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
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 - $549

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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