Showcase Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6

Kosta

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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!

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Here's to some more travel shots!
 

playak47

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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.
 

Kosta

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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:

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playak47

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During the recent East Coast Blizzard.

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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.

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

Kosta

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great shots! love the high contrast shots in the snow and the faded glow of those eerily-warm street lamps
 

susikamikaze

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The first photos with my new e-pl1 with the m.zuiko 40-150.

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gruß karo
 
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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
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got away with this one: 123mm 1/30s
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and a bokeh-torture test: 100mm f/5
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Spuff

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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:

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locus000

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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

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Spuff

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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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mach330

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I'm quite impress with this lens as well.

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

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

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

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CCRoo

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Los Angles Hike w 40-15

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Caroline

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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
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Grainy B&W filter, 78mm, f11, 1/60s
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Dramatic tone filter, 62mm, f4.5, 1/125s
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No filters, 150mm, f10, 1/80s
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Dramatic tone filter, 150mm, f5.6 (wide open at this focal length), 1/500s
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kundalini

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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
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f/5, 1/25s, ISO200, @89mm
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I also like to experiment. Give the camera a slight twist during exposure.
f/5, 1/15s, ISO200, @105mm
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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
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^^ Yes, the Tee shirt reads "Highly Evolved" :biggrin:
 

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Leo Kottke...still pickin'

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

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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)

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

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@150mm, 100% crop

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

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