Olympus 14-150mm Sample Images at FourThirds-User.com

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    FourThirds-User.com has published 38 image samples as well as video from the new Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens (link to pre-order at Amazon). They also give their impressions regarding autofocus and other attributes.

    Link: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images

    Via: 1001 Noisy Cameras (great source for Micro 4/3 news and rumors)

    :bravo-009: to FourThirds-User.com for providing full-size JPEG and RAW images to download for all samples. It's hard to understand why DPReview can't do the same with their sample image galleries :confused:.
     
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    I take it dpreview will be preparing a full on lens review in their labs as we speak. These samples look very good to be going on with.

    I can't wait to do a side by side comparison with my PL 14-150 for 4/3rds... if this m4/3rds lens compares well then it will be a great achievement.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  3. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Is it me, or is there some fringing/CA in the photos with the boats? Look at the left side with the windows. I could be seeing double, but there's something not right about that side of the image.
     
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

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    I do see some CA in a few of the photos, but man I had to look hard for it. Since Oly doesn't correct this in software, at least I don't think, I think the CA isn't bad at all. I saw a little in Image number 13 on the shirt hanging in the boat. Which picture specifically are you looking at?
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Can't wait to read your impressions, Brian - and see some photos, as well!
     
  6. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Images 20 and 21 from the 4/3 forum link, the windows in the upper left. Like I said, I could be seeing things, but there's something about that area that doesn't look right.
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    There's some CA there, but IMO it's not bad for high contrast corners from a compact megazoom. I downloaded the RAW file for image 21, opened it in the Lightroom 3 beta, and a -50 Red/Cyan adjustment eliminates the CA.
     
  8. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

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    Yes, there is some there but thats not bad at all. Thats mild compared to some of the fuji and oly superzoom cameras. I don't mind the red CA as much as I do the blue or purple CA. Looking at the corners with those windows, it does show some corner softness too.

    Dj
     
  9. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    That's cool. I don't see it as an issue either. Just making sure I'm not seeing things again.
     
  10. Mosca

    Mosca Mu-43 Regular

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    May 27, 2010
    Man, I would love for this to be available before I leave for vacation on the 20th!

    And, isn't it interesting how my little $500 camera will wind up at $1500....
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    What is the price going to be?
     
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  12. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I was wondering the same.
     
  13. georger

    georger Mu-43 Regular

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    In my Amazon cart I have:
    mu4/3 14-150mm lens - $599. With time the current price will likely erode but likely not within a month of my travel to EU. I am still amazed how mu4/3 prices are holding, must be a good product. Costco's E-P1 for $499 is a pretty good deal.
    LH-61C hood - $23.24
    58mm B+W UV filter - $23.21
    George.
     
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  14. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

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    MSRP was reportedly 599, USD
     
  15. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    I believe the $599 in the US is correct. A lot more everywhere else.

    Unfortunately, my camera money 'bank' is pretty lean at the moment.
     
  16. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Many thanks. I guess I thought it was so new that it wouldn't even show up for sale anywhere so I didn't even look!:redface:

    Very tempting!
     
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I think $599 is a very good price for this lens and should put some pressure on Panasonic to reduce the price of their 14-140mm lens.
     
  18. I've got an Amazon preoder for it at $599. I'm not entirely thrilled by the IQ in the pictures in the link (the wicked pincushion distortion at wide angles and overall CA may prove correctable, but the wide-angle corner softness and the overall softness at 150 mm won't be), but it doesn't look worse than the Oly 14-42, and I've taken some decent pictures with that lens.
     
  19. georger

    georger Mu-43 Regular

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    May 28, 2010
    Does anyone know how long the new ยต4/3 14X150mm lens is? I was not successful searching the web.
    George.
     
  20. According to here, it's 83 mm (about 3 1/4") long by 63.5 mm (2 1/2") in diameter. (I believe that the length includes the flange, but I'm not sure.) That makes it the same length as the Panasonic 14-140, but at a slightly smaller diameter and 60% of the weight.