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Old Aug 8, 2015, 7:42 PM   #1
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Default More with the 7-14mm f2.8 M. Zuiko

I promised a few compare images of this lens with the 12-40mm f2.8, so here's some of those, first, with all three "pro" lenses, captured with the E-M1 and 60mm f2.8 Macro.



Then, just the 7-14 and 12-40. It's obvious, the 7-14 is just a little bit fatter, and definitely more "dense" feeling than the 12-40. It is a smooth performer on the E-M1 though. Quite slick.





A few images from this 105 degree day. Actually, the thermometer in my car read 109 as I was driving home.

One kudos to Olympus for an innovation we all probably take for granted. I've been playing around with a Leica M9 outfit now for a little while, and one part of the process I really have not cared for is the constant dust-spotting one has to do if you have an image with any clear blue sky detail due to the little dust bunnies. No amount of blowing with a rocket blower seems to get them off, and they are on every freakin' image, something that just does not happen with the E-M1, or any other Olympus or Panasonic Micro Four-Thirds body I have used.
















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Old Aug 8, 2015, 9:02 PM   #2
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Very nice size comparison shots Greg, the 40-150mm is a big lens..!!

Fantastic shots with the 7-14mm I don't see any kind of distortion on your pictures.

The Olympus dust removal system is the best, I have to clean my cameras sensor (Nikon & Canon) every month..!!!

Fantastic post, thank you for sharing.

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Thanks, Marcelo.

The collapsed hood onto the barrel creates a much larger "look" than is really there with the 40-150mm f2.8. Here it is, without the hood, next to the Four-Thirds 70-300mm f4-5.6, which of course is much longer when zoomed out to 200-300mm, where the 40-150 remains this size at all focal lengths. As I hold these two, one in each hand, the weight difference does not feel significant. Officially, the difference is 260 grams, or a little over one-half pound. The Four-Thirds 50-200mm f2.8-3.5, both versions, beats these two, weight-wise. If I were to mount the four-thirds to micro four-thirds adapter onto the 70-300, they would be even closer to the same height in this image.



One other comparison shot, with the two above plus the Micro 75-300, hoods mounted, the tele-extender mounted on the 40-150/2.8, the four-thirds to micro adapter added to the four-thirds 70-300 and all three zoomed to the maximum tele setting.


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Greg, excellent details and sharpness! Great optics, picture #3 tells the whole story!
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Thanks for the comparison shots in size. I'll be picking up this lens sometime in the next year I think.
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Greg, excellent details and sharpness! Great optics, picture #3 tells the whole story!
I agree.
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Three new 7-14 images from this past Saturday, at various focal lengths.

9mm..



11mm..



at 7mm, and with a tiny, tiny amount of cropping to better level the image..


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.....great comparison photos for the lenses and just unbelievable for detail and sharpness in the others. I really like the Ft Worth images.
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Hi Bob.

The day I was over there, it was so freakin hot I stopped shooting before I really wanted to.
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