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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro vs Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro better than Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 28mm shorter minimum focal length
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    12mmvs40mm
  • 319g lighter
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    561gvs880g
  • 0.55m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.15mvs0.7m
  • 0.09x Better magnification factor
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    0.3xvs0.21x
  • Is a normal lens
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Why is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro better than Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro?

  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.8 vs4f
  • 50mm longer maximum focal length
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    150mmvs100mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 2 more aperture blades
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    9vs7
  • Includes lens hood
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  • 2.75x greater zoom range
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    3.75xvs1x
  • Is a telephoto lens
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A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
3.weight

561g

880g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.Includes lens hood
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
6.Is a telephoto lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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