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Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 Pro and MC-14 - Image samples

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Mat - MirrorLessons, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    Hi everyone, here are two pictures I took yesterday with the E-M1 and new 40-150mm.

    2.8 - 130mm

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15441015012" title="E-M1 with 40-150mm 2.8 Pro by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15441015012_e9639ed1e6_c. "800" height="600" alt="E-M1 with 40-150mm 2.8 Pro"></a>

    f/4 with MC-14

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15442243831" title="E-M1 with 40-150mm Pro and MC-14 by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15442243831_2d4e2c1290_c. "800" height="600" alt="E-M1 with 40-150mm Pro and MC-14"></a>

    I'll post a few more ;)
     
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  2. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    274
    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    Below you can see more samples. There are more on my flickr page at full resolution. All from RAW files.

    So far my initial impressions about the lens are:

    • Build construction is fantastic
    • autofocus is very fast with the E-M1
    • very sharp at 2.8 already
    • the minimum focus distance of 70cm is great
    • with the MC-14, the fastest aperture is f/4 and is slightly less sharp. It's fine from 5.6
    • Autofocus is the same with the MC-14, it can occasionally go back and forth at the longest focal lenght
    • With the GH4 in video mode, I had a few issues in AF-C but I need to dig more into that.

    I also shot footage with the GH4 in 4K, I'll share it once the editing is done.

    f/2.8, 150mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15259782199" title="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-10 by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15259782199_4bf5ed9c39_c. "800" height="600" alt="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-10"></a>

    f/2.8, 97mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15446551285" title="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-9 by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15446551285_1d9d9e074e_c. "800" height="600" alt="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-9"></a>

    f/5.6, MC-14, 210mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15259850660" title="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-1 by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15259850660_8cff3a6ee3_c. "600" height="800" alt="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-1"></a>

    f/4, MC-14, 210mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15446554875" title="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-2 by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15446554875_b6d1a6874a_c. "800" height="600" alt="E-M1-40-150mm-Pro-Racconigi-flickr-2"></a>
     
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  3. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    Obviously that lens and TC are rubbish. Sorry you are burdened with them. I can PM you my shipping address and will even pay for postage. :wink:
     
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  4. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    Please, free me of this terrible burden! :D
     
  5. RubL

    RubL Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 3, 2014
    Málaga (Spain)
    I downloaded the full resolution version from flickr and I see all blurred (eyes, face ...).


    I expect a little more sharpness of this lens ( maybe a shutter shock problem or maybe the IBIS don´t work fine this time ).



    Please forgive my poor English ;)
     
  6. paul macro

    paul macro Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Sep 10, 2011
    Hello mat from reports the gh4 with new firmware upgrade
    the auto focus for 4k is improved ,when used in conjunction with the new photo mode ?
     
  7. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    I don't see all blurred, what do you mean exactly?
     
  8. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    274
    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    Hi Paul, I will make more tests with the GH4. I haven't updated the GH4 with the latest firmware so that might fix it.
     
  9. RubL

    RubL Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jul 3, 2014
    Málaga (Spain)

    This is a crop image from your full resolution image :

    Oly40-150 test ©MirrorLesson by RubénL, on Flickr

    For me, that is not sharpness.


    I don´t know where is the problem, lens or shutter speed or a problem of shutter shock.


    Moreover congratulations for your website, for me it is a reference and has a lot of interesting reviews of gear.
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Looks to me like the nose may be more in-focus.

    Barry
     
  11. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    274
    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    It's not shutter shock or shutter speed. I had the face detection on and I think the focus didn't lock precisely on her eyes.
    Anyway, here is another 100% crop at 2.8.

    crop.
     
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  12. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Looks good! Can't wait to get mine...
     
  13. RubL

    RubL Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 3, 2014
    Málaga (Spain)

    The last one looks much better, that's what I am expecting from a lens of more than 1000euros ;)
     
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  14. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    Did you check out all the samples, like the "big eye" for example?
     
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  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    oh the dilemma, save for this or just buy 50-200... I am seriously torn now though the funny thing is I have any number of images I would consider just as sharp from a number of lenses on the EM1
     
  16. RubL

    RubL Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 3, 2014
    Málaga (Spain)

    I checked three, the girl was very blur, the swan (was ok but was not totally sharp, maybe the focus was on the wing not on the head) and the "big eye" was ok, so I had doubts about the sharpness of the lens at f2.8.


    The crop of the last duck is fine and is sharpness :)
     
  17. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
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  18. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
  19. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    Another shot with the 40-150mm at the Electric Run yesterday.

    https://flic.kr/p/pCC5be

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasquet/15510637601" title="Happiness at the electric run @ Turin by Mat MirrorLessons, on Flickr"> 15510637601_fbab9b14de_c. "800" height="600" alt="Happiness at the electric run @ Turin"></a>
     
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  20. DennisC

    DennisC Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Cheshire UK