Olympus Digital Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - (Micro-)Four-Thirds

Sample Images

Here're some converted RAW files taken with the Panasonic L10.

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Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 67mm
Aperture: f6.3/
Exposure 1/1600s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 110mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/500s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 61mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/1000s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70mm
Aperture: f/5
Exposure 1/2000s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 53mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/1000s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 40mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/500s

Verdict

The Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED is another decent offer by Olympus. It does not excel in its optical and mechanical capabilities but it does certainly give you lots of bangs for your bucks. Resolution-wise it performance generally very good all the way up to 100mm. At 150mm the quality decreases a little but it's still very decent here as well. The secondary aspects such as vignetting, distortions as well as CAs are well controlled.
The mechanical quality of the dwarfish Zuiko is surprisingly high although it's an all-plastic construction down to the mount. Despite the duo-cam design (two inner lens tubes) it does not feel shaky. The AF speed is a bit on the slow side whereas its accuracy is generally fine. All-in-all a good kit lens if its focal length range is everything you need. However, if you're also looking for shallow depth-of-field capabilities this is not the place to be.

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