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Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples

How good is the new Olympus Micro Four Thirds kit telephoto zoom?

The new m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 40-150mm f/4-5.6 kit zoom lens unveiled at Photokina this week. It has a quiet and fast AF motor and is similar in size and style to the m.Zuiko 14-150mm super zoom lens released earlier this year.

We have some samples taken with the new m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 kit telephoto zoom lens that was officially unveiled in Europe here at the Photokina show this week. The samples were taken RAW format only, so for convenience we have converted them to JPEG in Lightroom 3.2 without any corrections applied and exported at original resolution and at 100% (minimal) compression. You may find that sharpening these samples will help you to explore the quality of the lens better. The RAW files will be added to the gallery below later.

Here you can see the lens extension at the 150mm zoom setting.

The sample images below are copyrighted and are provided for your personal, non-commercial evaluation only. If you wish to link to these samples on other sites, please link to this page rather than to individual images.

To view or download the full size original camera JPEG image, click on its associated thumbnail from the gallery view below:



Image 1: Closest focus at 40mm setting
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 40 mm



Image 2: Closest focus at 150mm setting
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 150 mm



Image 3:
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 150 mm



Image 4:
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 40 mm



Image 5:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm



Image 6:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 150 mm



Image 7:
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 150 mm



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Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples

Four Thirds User editorial team Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples
We have some samples taken with the new m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 kit telephoto zoom lens that was of... (more)

joachim Re: Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples
Hi Ian, Many thanks for posting these samples. The samples you took at 150mm (e.g. No 2, 3 and 7... (more)

John Perriment Re: Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples
It shows quite badly at 100% but is less obvious at more normal image sizes. Even so it's a bit o... (more)

Byll Re: Photokina 2010: Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 image samples
Hmmm .. I must say the panasonic version looks a lot better. Bill... (more)

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