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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    This image was processed in LR3. It's virtuallythe whole frame, only a little was lost after I straightened the horizon (I really must get into the habit of using the digital level!).

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    The digital level is good Ian, though often difficult to get spot on when working hand held. I've found its often easier to use the levelling tool (rotate) in LR3

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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    I had a meeting at Nokia for an introduction to their new N8 smartphone (12MP camera phone!) for our other site, DPNow.com (if you are interested, see my N8 preview here), yesterday and I brought the 14-150 and the E-P2 with me to take some simple hands-on product shots as I often do at meetings like this. But I became aware of disadvantage of the 14-150 on the day. For a few moments I couldn't understand why the camera wouldn't take a picture. The shutter release was completely unresponsive. Of course the problem was that the lens wasn't able to focus on the N8 - the closest focusing distance of the 14-150 is rather modest compared to the 14-42. In fact the 14-42 can focus to just inder 10 inches, which is a full ten inches closer than the 14-150. Definitely a point to remember, although from a magnification point of view, the extra zoom of the 14-150 can compensate, but if you have the object in one hand and the camera in another, you may find your arms aren't long enough!

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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    I searched but was unable to find much in the way of comments or reviews - - - - did you try out the m.zuiko 40-150 f/4-5.6?

    If so? - or have you heard? - - - is it basically the same lens with the same fast and quiet focusing of the 14-150mm? I am wanting to get one or the other to have on my E-PL1 in Nicaragua, however while having the full focal range in one lens would be awesome - it would not be necessary as I already have the kit lens and at a price $300.00 less than the 14-150, the 40-150 would be good value for me when pinching my pennies. That is, if the image quality and functionality are virtually the same in both lenses. Any insight you have would be appreciated.

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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    Hi Robert,

    I agree it is hard to find anything in the way of info on the m.Zuiko 40-150. There are two pieces I am aware of, the sample galleries on dpreview http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/re...amples-gallery and the samples Ian provided here. We discussed those some time ago. Judging from the dpreview samples, the lens seems to offer fine quality at the short end, but at the long end there seems to be heavy "purple" fringing. This is worse in Ian's samples. http://fourthirds-user.com/2010/09/p...ge_samples.php http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7880 I know that Ian was quite stressed and brief at the time. I was waiting for an update from Ian for a long time, but if never came.

    In the end to this day, I am still wondering which lens to introduce telephoto capabilities to my E-P1: Oly 14-150, Oly 40-150 or Pana 45-200. All of which received some mixed reviews.
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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    Robert

    I bought the EPL1 twin lens kit last week and it came with the new micro 40-150 f4-5.6 lens. Ive used it extensively and find it a brilliant lens, fast focusing and very sharp images all the way from 40 to 150 - cannot fault it.
    Timber

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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    Thanks so much for the feedback.

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    Re: The new m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by joachim View Post
    Hi Robert,

    I agree it is hard to find anything in the way of info on the m.Zuiko 40-150. There are two pieces I am aware of, the sample galleries on dpreview http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/re...amples-gallery and the samples Ian provided here. We discussed those some time ago. Judging from the dpreview samples, the lens seems to offer fine quality at the short end, but at the long end there seems to be heavy "purple" fringing. This is worse in Ian's samples. http://fourthirds-user.com/2010/09/p...ge_samples.php http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7880 I know that Ian was quite stressed and brief at the time. I was waiting for an update from Ian for a long time, but if never came.

    In the end to this day, I am still wondering which lens to introduce telephoto capabilities to my E-P1: Oly 14-150, Oly 40-150 or Pana 45-200. All of which received some mixed reviews.
    Sorry about the delay. Production samples took a long time to turn up. I must request one and do some more testing as promised!

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