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Showcase Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Kosta, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    Just got this lens today, I think it has potential. Even just after sunset the focus was really fast. rather impressive. does require good light for best shots, but here is a quick sample anyway!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5285532776/" title="_C238899 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C238899" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5284934437/" title="_C238890 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C238890" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5285532226/" title="_C238883 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C238883" /></a>

    Here's to some more travel shots!
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  2. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    I am assuming this is the M.zuiko. I just got this lens also last week. It is amazing how quickly and quietly it responds. Hopefully I'll get some nice pictures soon to post here.
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  3. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    Yes it is the m.zuiko :)
  4. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    by the way guys, i got this off ebay from run4border and it was a great price and probably the best seller i've ever dealt with.

    this lens has thoroughly impressed me, and in well lit conditions it really excels.

    no pp, raws:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5288621975/" title="_C248944 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C248944" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5289224112/" title="_C248957 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C248957" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5289224406/" title="_C248967 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C248967" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50946580@N05/5288623161/" title="_C248969 by Kosta., on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="_C248969" /></a>
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  5. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    During the recent East Coast Blizzard.



    The aftermath at my local park in the town. The following pictures were taken on cloudy day right before sunset. As you can tell I have used art filters in few of the pictures.





    Enjoy!!! Suggestions or comments are welcome. :rolleyes:
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  6. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    great shots! love the high contrast shots in the snow and the faded glow of those eerily-warm street lamps
  7. susikamikaze

    susikamikaze Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 30, 2010
    The first photos with my new e-pl1 with the m.zuiko 40-150.



    gruß karo
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  8. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    worked well for me on a G1

    I found mine to match the 45-200 for IQ, as long as light is bright enough that lack of IS won't hurt me..

    85mm, 1/160, f/8

    got away with this one: 123mm 1/30s

    and a bokeh-torture test: 100mm f/5
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  9. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    First walk around shots with my m.Zuiko 40-150 on an EPL1.
    These are by way of example rather than art attempts.
    Most are not as sharp as could be, but they reflect real walk around results for someone like me.

    All at f5.6, camera self selected ISO 200
    JPEGS straight out of the camera, no adjustment except to reduce file size to 2mb.
    All hand held.
    (click for big if that's not obvious)

    The first four are two sets of 40mm and 150mm comparisons, I think the building pair shows off the potential of 150 compared to the kit lens length quite nicely:

    <a href="http://img827.imageshack.us/i/bulding40.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5465/bulding40.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
    <a href="http://img715.imageshack.us/i/bulding150.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5002/bulding150.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img64.imageshack.us/i/path40.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3936/path40.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
    <a href="http://img5.imageshack.us/i/path150.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2373/path150.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img714.imageshack.us/i/homermissed.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3594/homermissed.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img718.imageshack.us/i/swanfront.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6126/swanfront.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img819.imageshack.us/i/britsol.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/227/britsol.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
    <a href="http://img810.imageshack.us/i/bankscot.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/58/bankscot.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img836.imageshack.us/i/swandistant.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3230/swandistant.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img231.imageshack.us/i/featherse.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9462/featherse.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    <a href="http://img812.imageshack.us/i/barge.jpg/" target="_blank">[img]http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2919/barge.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
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  10. locus000

    locus000 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hey everyone, it is my first post. I am new to this. Just wanted to say that I really like this lens, really good with a lot of lighting. I took it out for a baseball game, love it!
    All pictures were not edited

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tr888tr/5563339802/"> 5563339802_6ffa9a144e_b. "500" height="375" alt="_C248944" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tr888tr/5605319620/"> 5605319620_ab61ca2403_b. "500" height="375" alt="_C248944" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tr888tr/5604756171//"> 5604756171_50cb30aec8_b. "500" height="375" alt="_C248944" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tr888tr/5605343674/"> 5605343674_90fa4b5603_b. "500" height="375" alt="_C248944" /></a>
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  11. aw614

    aw614 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2011
    ha, I've seen those pics before of fsu baseball team ;)
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  12. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    After a while with this lens (m.zuiko) this is the shot of mine that most exemplifies what the lens can do - shot from the ground and not right next to the (fully grown) giraffe:

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  13. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    I'm quite impress with this lens as well.

    ISO: 200, Exposure: 1/1250 sec, Aperture: 5.3, Focal Length: 116mm


    ISO: 200, Exposure: 1/100 sec, Aperture: 5.6, Focal Length: 150mm


    ISO: 200, Exposure: 1/200 sec, Aperture: 5.6, Focal Length: 150mm

  14. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    Los Angles Hike w 40-15

    40-150_003. 40-150_0051. 40-150_001. 40-150_002.
  15. Caroline

    Caroline Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    Couple from me from this weekend, all out of camera JPGs (resized) using the 40-150 and E-PL3:

    Grainy B&W filter, 58mm, f11, 1/30s

    Grainy B&W filter, 78mm, f11, 1/60s

    Dramatic tone filter, 62mm, f4.5, 1/125s

    No filters, 150mm, f10, 1/80s

    Dramatic tone filter, 150mm, f5.6 (wide open at this focal length), 1/500s
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  16. kundalini

    kundalini Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    I've only had my kit less than two weeks and have spent most of the time trying with the 14-42mm lens. Still trying to find my feet with the tiny :43: format, but liking it more each time. I think getting a viewfinder will make me more comfortable, but until then, some snapshots for you.......

    f/4.6, 1/125s, ISO200, @70mm

    f/5, 1/25s, ISO200, @89mm

    I also like to experiment. Give the camera a slight twist during exposure.
    f/5, 1/15s, ISO200, @105mm

    I do a lot of SPs too. I think I've worn out my welcome with my partner and her kids.
    f/9, 1/160s, ISO200, @70mm

    ^^ Yes, the Tee shirt reads "Highly Evolved" :biggrin:
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  17. namle

    namle New to Mu-43

    Apr 13, 2011
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  18. robertmwilliams

    robertmwilliams Mu-43 Regular

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  19. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Leo Kottke...still pickin'

    Leo Kottke playing at the CT Folk Festival...
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  20. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 5, 2011
    Took it to the zoo yesterday. I shoot it at a constant f5.6. I am satisfied with performance at 150mm, and extremely happy with it at between 70 and 100mm. I think this lens can make a great addition for these wider focal lengths to something like the Panny 100-300mm, although I won't buy the 100-300 because what I need more than sharpness is speed and DoF, and the 300mm is just too slow.

    My old telephoto was the 4/3rds Olympus 70-300mm, and that lens needed to be shot at a constant f8. This one is quite a big step up in terms of focus speed, size, focus and even aperture, considering I can get good results with it at f5.6.

    I created a lightroom develop setting for this lens. NR, sharpening, bit more contrast, bit more saturation.

    @74mm, full image(width)


    @100mm, ISO 1000, full image (width)


    @150mm, 100% crop


    I took that last picture from a fairly considerable distance. I'm pretty happy with it all things considered.
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