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Old Jun 10, 2010, 9:13 PM   #11
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actually the 40-150mm and adapter is part of a 2 lens kit that olympus europe sells, and it is a good deal. But not an option here, so the 45-200mm is a better deal, 290 for the lens, while you would have to spend more for the 40-150 and the adapter in the states.
I shelled out $199 for the 40-150 and the adapter combined. The adapter was $130 by itself. I wasn't expecting the world, but for $70 extra, I'm pleasantly inpressed. Their is a fair weight difference with the Panny too, but its also longer.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 9:19 PM   #12
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with the adapter the panny is about the same as the oly lens. Both are very good. I shot the european kit, and it is very good set up
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 9:17 AM   #13
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So would the 40-150mm setup take a better image then the 45-200mm. (I know of course to be fair the images would have to be at the same mm)
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 11:37 AM   #14
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As far as sharpness is concerned, they're both good, but neither of them is great. The Panasonic has optical image stabilization that you should turn off when mounting it to an Olympus body.

See Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
and Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 12:19 PM   #15
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If you want more range the panny is the better option, but still have a small package. But both are good lenses a produce good photos. Honestly it is a toss up which one is better. They are both about the same size and weight when you add the adapter that the 14-150mm requires to work on the m4/3 camera. I sometimes turn the lens IS on and the body IS off for the longer distance shots. The lens seem to do a better job at the long end. But not by much.
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