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    Member Robusto's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    London UK

    Can someone explain.....

    if there is much difference between the Old Zuiko digital 40-150mm and the new one

    I have the old one that i got with my E300 and i have seen the new ones for sale at around the 90 price in the UK

    is it worth spending the 90 and buying the new one if so what improvment should i see.

    Also bear in mind i have the Zuiko 70-300mm on its way already.

    Your help is appreciated


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    Member erikzen's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Harrison, NY

    Re: Can someone explain.....

    I'm not an expert and only have the new one but I think the major difference is the aperture. The old one is f/3.5-4.5 and the new one is f/4.0-5.6. I don't think it's worth upgrading but have not had a chance to use both. Personally, would prefer the wider aperture.

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    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Rome Ga.

    Re: Can someone explain.....

    If I am not mistaken the newer one has a plastic mount and the older one metal. I agree if you already have a 40-150mm I think I would stick with it.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    May 2008
    mesa, az, usa

    Re: Can someone explain.....

    most consider the older one the better of the two. when i got my e-510 i purposely bought the one lens kit and got the older 40-150 off of ebay.
    the thing thats great about the new one though is that it's super small.

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    Member Atomic2's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Chicago Il

    Re: Can someone explain.....

    I've had both, and kept the older one. the newer one is MUCH smaller and MUCH lighter, so its very convenient. Also it seemed to focus a bit faster.

    Personally I didnt mind the size and weight of the older one, and sacrificing the speed of focus a bit for the larger aperature.
    E-3, E-510
    12-60 2.8-4.0
    40-150 3.5-4.5
    Sigma 30 1.4
    Zenit 58 F2 [with M42 adapter]
    Metz 48

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