Near silent mid telephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds type cameras. Ideally suited to shooting both stills and movies, this new lens expands Olympus’ award winning M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED series and brings added versatility to owners of Digital Pen cameras. Close up portraits or scenes shot from a distance away are eminently possible with this all-in-one optic. Furthermore the interchangeable M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6, 3.8x zoom lens is perfect for taking with you anywhere and everywhere, for photographs both indoors and out. A power zoom, it is the perfect companion for the standard lens that already comes with the Digital Pen camera kits.
This flexible zoom lens comes with a unique screw drive mechanism, which is especially quiet. The benefits are obvious when it comes to recording High Definition video, an integral and popular feature of the Olympus Digital Pen series. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 lens’ silent autofocus technology truly gets the best out of HD quality movies by eliminating the telltale ‘whirr’ noise associated with using a zoom lens, that can distract from or even ruin movie clips when played back.
Like the Olympus Pen series cameras, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 lens is small, lightweight and very portable. It weighs just 190g and offers dimensions of 63.5x83mm. Utilising an internal focusing mechanism, high-speed contrast auto focus (AF) is offered, making it perfect for shooting portraits, and, with a broad focal range, subjects in the middle distance too. Because of the unique properties of the Micro Four Thirds sensor, it offers an equivalent of 80-300mm on a 35mm film camera. Closest focusing distance is an impressive 0.9 metres.
This mid range telephoto lens complements the 3x wide-angle zoom lens (the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6) that comes supplied with the standard Pen camera kit. Alternatively, both lenses are available as the Pen double zoom kit.
Producing clear images and superb sharpness the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 enhances the high performance of the Olympus Digital Pen Micro Four Thirds system cameras. When coupled with a Micro Four Thirds Live Mos sensor it helps to deliver the image quality of a DSLR in a compact and easy to use camera, and allows Digital Pen owners to discover the fun and expanded creative possibilities of using an interchangeable lens camera system. The Pen series’ built-in compact dust reduction system, in the form of Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF), adds to the lens’ performance by eliminating the particles that can otherwise intrude and attach themselves to the camera’s sensor when swapping lenses. The SSWF is a transparent filter located between the camera's shutter and sensor.
Available in a choice of black or silver, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 also fashionably complements whichever Digital Pen series camera body it is attached to.