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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

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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.



Image 1:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 2:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 25 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 3:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 4:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 5:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 6:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 45 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 7:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 8:
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 9:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 10:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 56 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 11:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 56 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 12:
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 13:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 14:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 15:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 31 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 16:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 70 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 17:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 18:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 19:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 20:
Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 21:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 22:
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 23:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 24:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5.4
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 45 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 25:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 26:
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 27:
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 28:
Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 29:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 30:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 31:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 32:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 56 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 33:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 34:
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 35:
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 36:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 80 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 37:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 38:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 45 mm
Link to RAW file



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

Four Thirds User editorial team Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
Our sample 14-150mm m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds super zoom lens has arrived. And here are our initial ... (more)

StephenL Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
Well, it looks a good quality lens. But from my point of view it negates the advantage of the Pen sy... (more)

Ned Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
If pocketability was the only advantage of the Pen system, then why even bother with interchangeabl... (more)

StephenL Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
My point is that if I want a lens longer than, say, 50mm, then I'm prepared to carry it separately, ... (more)

Ned Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
That's exactly my point too, Stephen. Nobody said you have to keep this lens permanently mounted ... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
We spent the day at Ely Cathedral for Julia's degree ceremony and I brought the E-P2 (but forgot the... (more)

StephenL Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
Sounds as if it's not as bulky as it appears in photos. Maybe a hire one is on the cards? Forgett... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
I can confirm that the 14-150 and the 9-18, as well as the 17mm pancake, will be added to the [ur... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
I see that the sample gallery for the 14-150 has attracted a fair amount of comment on dpreview. The... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 superzoom sample images
A minor point of interest - I can confirm that the LH-61C petal style lens hood of the 14-42 Four Th... (more)

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