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    Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    I have the 14-42 that came with the camera. I might be grabbing a 40-150mm in a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any photos taken with the 2 different lenses. If not then personal experience would help alot too... thanx in advance :thumbsup:

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    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    For my money I wouldn't go with the 40-150, I had one on the E-510, and didn't find it to be a very useful lens...I would spend a few more dollars and go with the 70-300mm. JMHO ;-)

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Here is a thread including images from the 40-150 along with comments, etc.

    Playing With Zuiko Digital 40-150mm Lens

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    i forgot to mention that im poor, I can get a 40-150 for $100 all day
    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
    Vivitar 75-300mm F4/5.6
    Promaster Spectrum 7 2x teleconverter
    I <3 Bokeh

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Here is a thread including images from the 40-150 along with comments, etc.

    Playing With Zuiko Digital 40-150mm Lens

    Liz

    Those photos are great.. Those are exactly the types of photos im trying to achieve..
    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
    Vivitar 75-300mm F4/5.6
    Promaster Spectrum 7 2x teleconverter
    I <3 Bokeh

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    We posted at the same time - check my post above yours - it includes some images from the 40-150.

    ETA - I have this lens - and it's a fine lens. You can't beat it for the money. It does a good job. I don't have my photos uploaded so can't post.

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mEasy27
    i forgot to mention that im poor, I can get a 40-150 for $100 all day
    You might consider this one - used $75 at B&H. It is rated 9+ (10 is highest rating). No tax - but you have to pay for shipping. 14 day return & 90 day warranty on used at B&H.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Zuiko_ED.html

    Also a refurbished for $79

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Zuiko_ED.html

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Wow.. thanx.. Ill be grabing that one friday..
    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
    Vivitar 75-300mm F4/5.6
    Promaster Spectrum 7 2x teleconverter
    I <3 Bokeh

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mEasy27
    Wow.. thanx.. Ill be grabing that one friday..
    I would call their 800 number and ask them to hold it until Friday (used dept). Either the refurbished for $79 or the used for $75. Sometimes the lenses go fast.

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Is the 40-150mm lens the best glass you can get? Nope. Is it a versatile lens in a small package for a great price? Definitely.
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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    I just bought the refurb.. I should have it on Monday!!
    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
    Vivitar 75-300mm F4/5.6
    Promaster Spectrum 7 2x teleconverter
    I <3 Bokeh

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Well the lens came in yesterday and Im fairly satisfied with it.. Ive taken some quick shots with it. I just need to download them....
    Olympus Evolt E-420,
    Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6
    Zuiko 40-150mm F4/5.6
    Zuiko 50mm F/1.8
    Vivitar 75-300mm F4/5.6
    Promaster Spectrum 7 2x teleconverter
    I <3 Bokeh

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    Re: Comparison Photos between 14-42mm and 40-150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mEasy27
    Well the lens came in yesterday and Im fairly satisfied with it.. Ive taken some quick shots with it. I just need to download them....
    With this lens, it takes more practice (and a bit of patience) to get what you want. It is slow, but IMO it's good in low light.

    As I mentioned in the above post with the image, I think you will get some good suggestions and advice on the Critique forum since there are more posters that are looking to help.

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