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

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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:.
 

Brian Mosley

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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

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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.
 

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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?
 

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

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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.
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.
 

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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.

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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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What is the price going to be?
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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Does anyone know how long the new µ4/3 14X150mm lens is? I was not successful searching the web.
George.
 

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