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Olympus Zuiko 150mm f/2

Lens: Zuiko 150mm f/2 ED

One of the highest performing lenses in the Olympus Super High Grade lineup, the Zuiko 150mm f/2 is equivalent to a 300mm in its field of view and f/4 in terms of its depth of field (as compared to a 35mm DSLR).

The 150mm f/2 does not have optical image stabilization, but the image-stabilized Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera body takes care of that matter.

Though the lens is very large and very heavy by 4/3 standards, it is nonetheless substantially smaller and lighter than a 300mm f/2.8 for a 35mm DSLR, and indeed smaller and lighter than a 200mm f/2 for a 35mm DSLR. In this regard it is appealing as a long telephoto that can be carried and shot without huge biceps. And it can realistically be used for handheld shooting, whereas the 90-250mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/2.8 are much too large for that.

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