Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images

Here is a gallery of 38 sample images taken with the new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6


The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 continues the retro style of the E-Pen family

A nice surprise this morning was the delivery of a box from Olympus UK. It contained a 14-150mm (28-300 equivalent) Olympus m.Zuiko (for Micro Four Thirds) super zoom lens. Blessed with a cloudless early summer sky and hazy sunshine, I naturally spent some time today outside putting the new lens through its paces. At the bottom of this page you can find our resulting 38-shot camera sample image gallery, as well as a movie clip.

With a zoom range of just under 11x from wide angle to medium/long telephoto, the 14-150 is ideal as an all-round lens. At f/4 it's slightly slower at the wide angle setting than the kit 14-42, but by 42mm the advantage is now with the 14-150 and a maximum aperture of f/5.4 instead of 5.6.

The m.Zuiko 14-50 is very solidly built, with much more metal than plastic. It's narrow in diameter but reasonably long and the lens length almost doubles by the time you are zoomed out to 150mm. This is not a 'collapsing' design like the 14-42 and 9-18. The shortest the lens gets is by simply turning the zoom ring to 14mm. The filter thread is 58mm and there is an optional petal-style lens hood, and unfortunately my sample lens was not supplied with one.

I have 38 sample images for you to explore. All the samples were shot using an Olympus Pen E-P2 body, and all were hand-held (without the use of a VF-2 finder). RAW and JPEG (Large Super Fine) files are supplied. Noise filtering was switched to off.

I have also uploaded a very short clip taken with the same lens to demonstrate its vide mode continuous focus capability, which is much improved compared to the original m.Zuiko lenses (17mm pancake and 14-42 standard kit zoom). The 14-150 is impressively quick to focus, less indecisive, and the focus motor is commendably quiet. These are welcome attributes shared with the new Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 that we previewed recently.

To view or download the full size original camera JPEG image, click on its associated thumbnail from the gallery view below, and the RAW file can be downloaded from the link also provided. Please note that these image files are copyrighted and are provided for you to download for personal evaluation only. If you wish to use any of these images for other purposes, please request permission from us first.

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