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Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens

Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens
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Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens

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The significantly smaller and lighter Olympus ED 150mm Zuiko f2.0 Digital Telephoto lens provides the power of a 300mm telephoto lens in 35mm photography. The Zuiko Digital ED 150mm F2.0 is a large-aperture telephoto lens ideal for nature and sports photography. This professional grade lens exemplifies the performance advantages of Four Thirds System lens design, combining a maximum aperture of F2.0 with exceptionally compact size, low weight and telephoto power that is equivalent to a 300mm 35mm film camera lens. It provides photographers the mobility to shoot in a much wider range of situations then ever before. Thanks to the use of Super ED and ED lens elements, it also delivers exceptionally sharp imaging with an absolute minimum of chromatic aberration. It also has superb defocusing characteristics for shooting portraits, sports, wildlife and other subjects where there is a need to make the subject stand out.

Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens Key Features

Box Contents:
  • ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Lens
  • Lens Hood LH-89
  • Lens Case LSH-1220
  • Lens Cap LC-82
  • Lens Rear Cap LR-1
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Lightweight and Ultra-Compact Telephoto Lens
A telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 300mm on a 35mm film camera, the 150mm Zuiko Digital Telephoto lens is smaller, lighter and, in most cases, brighter than an equivalent 35mm film lens. Exemplifying the performance advantages of the Four Thirds System in every detail, the Zuiko Digital ED 150mm F2.0 is a large-aperture telephoto lens that offers high mobility, high image quality, outstanding brightness, and excellent close-focus capability.
Large, F2.0 Aperture for Expanded Shooting Capabilities
When shooting in situations that require fast shutter speeds, the F2.0 maximum aperture combined with the lens' sharp, crisp imaging and excellent defocusing characteristics make possible sports and wildlife images that capture the drama of every play and movement.
11 Elements In 9 Groups, Including One Super ED Lens Element and One ED Glass Lens Element
Compared to an ordinary optical glass lens, the ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens presents extremely small changes in refractivity in the wavelengths from blue to red. It can improve the imaging performance of lenses by reducing chromatic aberration (a phenomenon caused by the dispersion of light produced by deviation of the focusing point due to color differences) that causes color fringing or contrast degradation. By improving the optical characteristics of the ED lens, the Super ED lens was created. Super ED offers optical dispersion characteristics comparable to those obtained with fluorite. Optimum use of ED and Super ED lenses makes it possible to effectively correct chromatic aberration and achieve sharp, high-contrast imaging performance.
Circular Iris
The use of a circular iris allows the ED 150mm F2.0 to achieve smooth, soft, background defocusing.
Multi-Coated Lens
The Zuiko ED 150mm lens boasts a multi-coating process which minimizes ghosting and flaring.
Digital Specific Lens™
Zuiko Digital lenses are designed to focus light straight into an imager's pixel wells, to fill every pixel consistently. It's optical technology that delivers an image filled from center to edge with rich, accurate color, high contrast and subtle gradation. Designed exclusively for digital photography, Zuiko Digital lenses provide a level of precision that's simply unattainable from a digital body using a traditional 35mm film lens.

The Olympus FourThirds Standard uses lenses which are just as powerful as the lenses previously developed for 35mm film camera systems despite being about half the size. Thus the focal length of the 150mm in the FourThirds Standard gives the same angle of view as an 80-150mm lens for a 35mm film camera. It is important to know that this is not a 2x "crop factor" -- Olympus E-System lenses are designed for this size format and have a much higher resolution than lenses designed generally for 35mm film cameras. The benefit: superb image quality but less weight to carry.

Zuiko lenses feature a near telecentric design that ensures that the light hits the photodiodes at right angles, thus avoiding the problem of blurring at the edges of the image, or corner shading, which often occurs when using lenses originally designed for 35mm film cameras. Combined with the high resolution of Olympus Zuiko Digital lenses, this lens design exploits the full potential of the digital camera image sensors. The result is clear photos with strong colors and sharp contrasts right to the edges of the image.

Smart System
Zuiko Digital lenses communicate image information directly to the Olympus E-System Digital SLR for a level of exposure accuracy that's beyond the capabilities of a passive lens.
Inner Focusing Mechanism with a Minimum Focusing Distance of Just 4.6 Feet
An inner focusing mechanism is used to assure a minimum focusing distance of only 4.6 feet. The inner focusing system features a "floating" mechanism that ensures excellent image quality at all ranges from infinity right down to the minimum focusing distance.
Multi-Coated Lens
The Four Thirds system uses advanced lens coating technology in order to achieve optimum color balance and to reduce ghosts and flare. This coating reduces reflections regardless of the light incident angle and at a wide range of wavelengths, and has been independently optimized for each lens element. Care is also taken to prevent the digital-specific phenomenon of ghosts and flare due to reciprocal reflections between the image sensor and lens element surface. Together these refinements ensure accurate representation of natural light even in photographing against the light, providing excellent imaging performance with high contrast.
Reliable Dust and Water Droplet Resistant Construction
External components are thoroughly sealed to ensure high resistance to dust and moisture. As a result, the lens can withstand the rigorous demands of professional shooting under adverse conditions.
Responsive Core-less Motor for High-Speed Auto-focusing
The auto-focus drive system uses a highly responsive core-less motor to assure faster auto-focusing and stress-free shooting.
Focus Limit Switch and Focus Stop Button
A focus limit switch allows focusing time to be reduced by limiting the focus range to far distances or near distances. In addition, there is a focus stop button to prevent the auto-focus system from responding to foreground movement after correct focus on the primary subject has been achieved.
Zuiko Digital ED 150mm f2.0

Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens Specifications

Focal Length
150mm (300mm 35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction
11 Elements in 9 Groups, including 1 ED Lens Element and 1 Super ED Lens Element
Angle of View
8.2°
Closest Focusing Distance
4.6 feet (1.4m)
Maximum Image Magnification
0.13x (35mm Equivalent: 0.26x)
Maximum Aperture
f2.0
Minimum Aperture
f22
Number of Blades
9
Filter Size
82mm
Dimensions, Diameter x Length
3.94" x 5.91" (100 mm x 150 mm)
Weight
3.55 pounds (1.61 Kg) with Tripod Adapter
Compatibility
TeleConverter EC-14 - Yes
Extension Tube EX-25 - Yes

Olympus ED 150mm f2.0 Zuiko Digital Telephoto Lens

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