Earlier this morning, Tools & Toys published my review of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
Looking back, it was one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever written. Writing about a lens is easy enough, but I found difficulty in having to admit a partial mistake. Back in February, I became convinced Olympus’ PRO zooms were the simplest and highest quality foot forward for my Micro 4/3 lens collection. After using the lenses for a solid six months or so, I’ve realized a few of the shortcomings of those PRO zooms.
In and of themselves, the lenses are phenomenal. Their build quality, image quality, speed, and brilliant manual focus clutch all combine to make some of the best lenses in the system. Period.
However, as is majorly the case with the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens, size got in my way. The 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO isn’t a small lens at all and I don’t see it as part of my smaller lens collection going forward.
With that said though, the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is an amazing lens. I feel stupid looking at it with the ambivalence I have — the lens truly is a work of art. As far as telephoto zooms go for Micro 4/3 cameras, the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is the best you can get right now.
Head over to Tools & Toys to get a better idea of the lens. This thing is a beast. A beautiful, high quality, impeccable beast. But a beast none the less.