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Old Jul 10, 2006, 4:01 PM   #1
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We don't hear much mention of the Zukio 40-150mm lens which is part of the two lens kit. In use, I have found it to be an excellent lens, and I use it a great deal. What have been your experience with this lens?

Here is a sample photo from the Zukio 40-150mm lens.

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 7:20 PM   #2
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Actually I had the opprotunity to try out the 50-200mm recently, and I much prefer my 40-150mm because of the lightness of it.

Although, I did pick up an OM 80-200mm and a 2x teleconverter, but for every day use I still take the 40-150 along.
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:52 AM   #3
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I am in exactly the same situation.My Zukio 40-150mm is always with me, and gets almost daily use. The Zukio 80-200mm is great, but it rarely leaves the closet, except for very special photo ocassions.

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As I've said before, even it this lens didn't come with the kit, I would buy it. I think it's a great lens. It suffers from the kit lens stigma caused mostly by the big two camera makers who sell some very expensive cameras with some extremely mediocre lenses. I don't understand why "they" do that but the term "kit lens" has come to mean "expensivebody cap" in the eyes of some people .

The 40-150 consistently provides excellent results. In fact, I must say that I'm even rethinking the 14-45 (although that another thread). I've just started printing out 8x10's and even the 14-45 is producing excellent prints.

Here's a little hand held action shot with the 40-150 at maximum zoom(minor cropping at top and bottom to remove empty sky):


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Old Jul 11, 2006, 12:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting an excellent photo. I had the opportunity to move from the Zukio 14-45mm lens to the 14-54mm lens and have been very happy using mostly just the 14-54mm and the 40-150mm lenses for almost all of my photos.

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I've used the 40-150 for a couple of months and agree that, especially given the price (I paid @ $180 USD at Cameta/ebay), this is one of the best "kit" lenses around. I use it and the 14-54 on my E-1 for wide to tele coverage with great results. The 3.5-4.5 aperture is far better than many other offerings in it's price range.
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Thanks, Stowaway-

...another happy Zukio 40-150mm user! For its price this lens is a real performer.

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Old Jul 13, 2006, 11:54 AM   #8
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I am very happy with both the kit lenses (in no particular order: price, weight, size, sharpness, resolution), but I have never tried their professional counterparts 14-54 and 50-200. The largest f-stop is not a problem. And I know from many years experience that I always end up not carrying heavy lenses around.

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Personally, I like the Zukio 14-54mm lens a great deal. I feel that it is a great lens. While I own the Zukio 50-200mm lens, it is so big and heavy, I rarely ever use it.

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 2:39 PM   #10
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Here is another good sample from the Zukio 40-150mm lens taken this morning (07/14).

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