differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 45-150mm f/4-5.6 goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly cheaper $147.99 vs $454.75
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The best price we've seen is $307 cheaper (3.1x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 62 mm vs 66 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6 Learn more about
the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6

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

Slightly more zoom 3.8x vs 3.3x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Learn more about
the Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Diameter Small diameters Help
45-150mm f/4-5.662 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED66 mm
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
45-150mm f/4-5.673 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED72 mm
Weight Light weight Help
45-150mm f/4-5.6201 g
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED220 g
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
45-150mm f/4-5.645 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED40 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
45-150mm f/4-5.6$147.99
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED$454.75
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
150 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
45-150mm f/4-5.63.3x
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED3.8x

competitors

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

Pentax SMC  DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Sports lens

$740

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer
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 - $448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM O.I.S.

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer

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

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 Slightly shorter
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

$291 - $390

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Length Slightly longer
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

$470 - $598

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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