Olympus 40-150mm & Lumix 35-100mm Shoot Out
Olympus 40-150mm & Lumix 35-100mm Shoot Out by the omnipresent boys from Calgary TCSTV. As people get their hands on the new Olympus lens, we’re starting to see more and more comparisons being performed. This one is by the two guys from The Camera Store TV in Calgary, Alberta. They took the Lumix Vario 35-100mm F/2.8 and did a shoot out with it against the new Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8. They came away with nearly identical results except for the closer focusing ability of the Olympus. Both lenses were seemingly equally as sharp and had similar lack of lens flare qualities.
They do point out however the lack of Image Stabilization in the Olympus lens if you choose to shoot it on a Panasonic body. The Lumix is also 100mm shorter overall. Two issues that disappoint me the most. However, I need something longer than the 70-100mm that is truly professional quality so even the additional 100mm will be a benefit for my nature and wildlife work. Time will tell if it’s enough of a benefit with the downside of no OIS. I have the Olympus on order. What would be even better is if Panasonic would shock us all by updating their 100-300mm F/4-5.6 and make it a constant F/4 with the build, glass and quality we have in the 35-100mm F/2.8. That’s the day I will dance a jig.