Chromatic aberration on Olympus 75-300mm II

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ninad, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ninad

    ninad Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Natick, MA
    I took some shots to see how sharp the lens is and noticed some chromatic abberation. Is this normal for this lens?


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  2. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Here is what is normal for this lens.


  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    CA is a fact of life to some degree or another with almost all lenses. Most raw processors do a great job of removing it. LR4 in particular does a grand job!
  4. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Did you buy camera and lenses to shoot test patterns or to take pictures?

    CA is not pleasant, but it is not a factor for most shots. When it is obtrusive, it is not that difficult to minimize.

    Or just pack up the lens and send it to me. I'll be happy to to suffer with it.

  5. ninad

    ninad Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Natick, MA
    If the lens was free then I would keep it too without asking any questions. :smile: I just want to make sure that I did not get a bad lens before the return period expired. I have Olympus 70-300 Zuiko digital and don't remember noticing any CA. But that is probably because that lens is not as sharp as this one.

    This one I took with the new lens has me convinced that my money was well spent.
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