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Showcase Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Image Thread

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by jyc860923, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    My copy is about to arrive tomorrow or the day after that, actually I saw a few even earlier buyers on the internet, and based on the reviews I think I'm going to love this lens a lot. Sadly this may mean that I will sell the Sigma 60 and Oly 40-150 f/4-5.6 as they are not necessarily needed any more. I'm going to upload some samples asap after I get my hands on it, please share yours here too.

    Now it's arrived, let's get to the test.

    I don't think these photos are the perfect examples showing the sharpness of the lens because of the very thin DOF that I have got with aperture priority used and set to 2.8, and the fact that the subject actually moved, even a little bit. And these photos are edited with RAW from my G5 the way I would always do with LR's default sharpening, weather is hazy, I tried to do the best. AF is amazing.

    15411925098_b58a1d1ba4_b. P1040399 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15412019547_f61efc67c1_b. P1040410 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15598048235_d7a264a827_b. P1040396 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15411398519_d7f078a165_b. P1040414 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15411997707_60d830259f_b. P1040421 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15595324761_12ec3d10f4_b. P1040426 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    14977308684_c4cf78b9cd_b. P1040397 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    14977328704_628209bca1_b. P1040382 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    14977911723_19ea233fc6_b. P1040379 by jyc860923, on Flickr
     
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
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  3. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    Who did you order it from? Olympus is only shipping my copy in about 2 week's time.

     
  4. bacil

    bacil Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 24, 2012
    Minnesota
    He/she is in China :)
     
  5. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2012
    This lens is already being shipped?! Damn! I preodered. :tongue:
     
  6. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    well, it seems I need to wait till tomorrow. as I stated in the other thread, this is a copy that's not supposed to be sold, it comes from an insider without box or serial number. I know I should wait till official shipping but I can't.
     
  7. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    photos updated in the first post
     
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  8. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2013
    You have made a believer of me. Wonderful shots.
     
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  9. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    still trying to find out how I'm going to produce better images with this than using the already very good original 40-150. at this moment I have no idea:eek:, which brings up another question, do I sell the 4.0-5.6 version?
     
  10. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    After experimenting with the 40-150R, macro dioptres, and the TCON-17 recently, I would very likely replace the lot with the 40-150 f/2.8 and MC-14 if I was serious about telephoto work. The main problems I've had with the 40-150R and TCON have been lack of light at f/5.6, reduced sharpness and noticeable C/A, difficulty with camera shake at super telephoto (510mm equivalent) with a long front heavy lens combination and no tripod support. The f/2.8 lens does macro built in very well, will be much better IQ and faster with the dedicated teleconverter than the TCON, faster AF, excellent hood, has a tripod mount, and isn't actually that big. But that price tag (especially with the teleconverter)!
     
  11. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    I have to agree to most of these but this lens, is big and heavy enough for me to have trouble using on EPL5, luckily I have a G5, and the lack of IS isn't an issue for me especially a heavy lens seems more steady against minor vibrations.

    let's see how many people can actually use such lens on a Pen?
     
  12. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Northants,uk
    Great shots! I'd personally like to see some more moving subjects. This would be the one I'd replace my D700 and trusty sigma 70-200 2.8 I've had no issues with for a good while for sports and air shows but it gets heavy with the grip and a 1.4TC after a few hours..
     
  13. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
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    OhoAj
     
  14. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2012
    Congrats on the purchase! I'm jealous you got one so early! :)
     
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  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    if it's tracking af I probably am not able to get the best shots with my two bodies, I don't think a lens can change all those limitations with m43. that said, I still need more tests and I tend to believe this lens gets the best af currently available. I'll be shooting some sports event this Sunday (hopefully), so there's more to come.

    another questions is, I really want to know just how good is the D700's tracking af? everybody keeps saying get a DSLR if you need that tracking af to work, what are the accuracy and keepers ratio like? for example with m43 gears there's no way for me to capture the face in focus if my puppy's running towards me and that's the thing I want to be able to do, the tracking af (or whatever it is) is always steps behind.
     
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  16. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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  17. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Northants,uk
    C-AF is fantastic; most of my recent stuff has been for my son's football team, and is only on a closed site called pitchero, I did a horse racing event for a friend, this time using my 24-70 (http://www.yourworldinpictures.co.uk/MacmillanRide14.html), but I'd say where it comes into it's own is for panning. Panning inevitably results in a fair number of dropped shots but the C-AF isn't to blame there - it's my dodgy technique :smile: plus a heavy non-IS lens!

    I will await your sports pictures with interest. I may have a chance to take photos at the local park run tomorrow, so I might take the em1 for it's first outing..
     
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  18. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    thanks, great to know about Nikon, I'm looking forward to having DSLR level caf on m43 but who isn't? and your horse racing photos are really nice, it's probably getting cold in the UK too.

    another one of those "static" subject, G5 ISO 12800 150mm f/2.8
    15429824638_32a19985eb_b. P1040498 by jyc860923, on Flickr
     
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  19. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    15619136701_c911404bc0_b. P1040684 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    142mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO1250

    15621811975_76703392fb_b. P1040673 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/320s ISO1250

    15436234850_6c6d26b094_b. P1040633 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO500

    15619176061_0a2bb37a6b_b. P1040601 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/1600s ISO200

    15436230790_8d0ce94acc_b. P1040649 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500 ISO1250

    15598135796_5f24366ce0_b. P1040660 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    57mm f/2.8 G5 1/500 ISO1000

    15435161059_3d0fc95029_b. P1040688 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    100mm f.2.8 G5 1/640s ISO2500

    15435711308_0e9876d3f4_b. P1040623 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO3200

    15001064004_56b3d6fe0b_b. P1040640 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    73mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO1000

    15435834977_c8dab3ee12_b. P1040622 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO1250

    15622672752_031319d354_b. P1040628 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO1600

    15001687623_5d1e62d3a8_b. P1040712 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    130mm f/2.8 G5 1/640s ISO500

    15619147621_044399441d_b. P1040672 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    150mm f/2.8 G5 1/500s ISO800

    15435679938_894269da51_b. P1040676 by jyc860923, on Flickr
    95mm f/2.8 G5 1/200s ISO800
     
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  20. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    when we talk about AF speed it seems there's never a lens that focuses fast enough, I've been trying with so many fine lenses of the system but not until today have I found the keepers can actually be so easy to get with a lens like this, just take a look at these images, when did shooting running puppy become this easy?

    [​IMG]P1040791 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    P1040790 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15607717846_22e2b77cdc_b. P1040781 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15445837020_838398a207_b. P1040782 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    [​IMG]P1040788 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15444771419_b6aa2436b2_b. P1040789 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    all wide open at f/2.8, I can't even get these with the 4.0-5.6 version despite for the larger DOF, and my 25 1.4 is definitely not comparable either. the caf still may not get you as satisfied as using a high end DSLR, but this was on just the G5, I'd be interested to know how it performs on most recent models.

    not only puppy, portraits too.

    15010704274_fce2131497_b. P1040748 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15011274173_8c63c09705_b. P1040752 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15632287912_a5a1753834_b. P1040753 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    15445444387_71b1067d6b_b. P1040764 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    the last one shows amazing sharpness, very close to that of the PL25 and Sigma 60 both at f/2.8
     
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