The Olympus M. Zuiko 40 to 150mm f2.8 Pro is the lens of every photographer’s dreams. It is incredibly light and compact, making it easier to carry around than most other lenses out there. Packed with a series of innovative features, this is the best lens in the market by a long mile.
The first and most notable quality that makes this lens a must-have is its super-strong resistance to the elements. Rough weather and extreme conditions sometimes make for the best photographic opportunities, so you need a lens that can withstand the harsh side of Mother Nature. The Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro is ideal in this respect, equipped with 11 separate seals to keep moisture and dust away. It is splash, dust and freeze-proof, which means it won’t need the customary cleaning and care when you’re out on an expedition.
Another exceptionally valuable feature is the incredibly smooth autofocus technology used in this Olympus M. Zuiko lens. It features the industry’s first dual voice coil motor (VCM) technology, which has never been seen before in a camera lens. This lens uses these dual VCMs to separate the focusing mechanism into two lens groups. The two separate groups include top-of-the-class Olympus zero-coated glass lenses. They are controlled by individual linear drive motors which make your autofocus process incredibly smooth and almost friction-free. The entire mechanism eliminates the need for gear systems within the lens, so the process is almost silent.
The box includes a bundled lens hood which can be fitted onto the lens to enable you to capture breathtaking shots even in brightly lit areas. The lens hood is designed to be foldable, so that it can be pulled back over the lens when in transit to avoid causing damage to it. This also makes the lens kit easy to carry around. The premium metal lens body weighs a mere 1.67 lbs. (760g) without the tripod and 1.94 lbs. (880 g) with it. The Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro is powerfully portable in every way.
It is built for professional use, and one can tell that the very best of the industry’s standards may pale in comparison to the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens. Made with the highest quality materials in the market, this lens has a premium metal lens body that effectively separates 16 lens elements into 10 groups for maximum efficiency. The 16 lens elements include Olympus zero-coated HD, ED and EDA glass and also for the first time in a camera lens, Olympus zero-coated super EDA glass. The combination results in a massive reduction of flares, ghosting, and chromatic aberration.
An innovative feature of the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens is the internalization of its zoom mechanism. Offering manual control apart from the standard digital zoom, the zooming mechanism is contained within the 6.2-inch-long lens body. This ensures that the length of this lens remains constant while providing an 82 x 62 mm minimum field size. It has a fixed aperture of f2.8, which is sharp enough to capture crystal clear images across the entire zoom range.
While the lens comes with a tripod stand that barely needs to be used, thanks to the high-end technology it features and its relatively short length. The Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens, if used with any of the Olympus M. Zuiko digital cameras, or the OM-D and pen cameras, creates an incredibly stable shooting platform. It offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 80-300mm which can be extended to a whopping 210mm using a 1.4x teleconverter. 210mm is the 35mm equivalent of 420mm, which enables you to capture unbelievably long shots with the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens. A Zuiko protective filter featuring Olympus’ widely acclaimed zero-coating technology further enhances the performance of this lens. This lens, along with some of the finer Olympus M. Zuiko Digital Cameras, is the best companion to take along on a photography expedition.