M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO

Postby Bob Andersson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:15 pm

Hi folks,

Here's the thread for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO. The following image was taken with the lens in front of an OM-D E-M1 using 1/1600 sec; f/3.5; ISO 200; 17mm (34mm FF equivalent FoV); handheld. Minimal processing in Adobe Camera Raw: no noise reduction or sharpening was used. The full resolution image can be found here.


OK, five (or less!) out of ten for artistic merit but I hope this thread encourages others with more talent to post images made with this outstanding lens. 8)

Here's another tree, also with my OM-D E-M1, this time using 1/4000 sec; f/4; ISO 200; 38mm (76mm FF equivalent FoV); handheld - the sun is only just out of frame on the right. This time processed in DxO Optics Pro 9 with a final touch-up in PhotoShop. The full resolution image can be found here and I'd venture to suggest that it's only by pixel-peeping that one can see how good this lens really is.


There's a little moire visible but that's down to the lack of an AA filter in the E-M1. It's a personal opinion but this lens is plenty sharp enough for any of my needs and the only need I'd have for a prime in the 12-40mm range would be either for use in low light or to provide a shallow DoF.

Sony RX1R II. Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 + 1.4x T/C, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8
M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8, Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.
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