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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 Lens

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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 lens

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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Optical design

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 optical design

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/ 4 optical design

Format: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Optical design: 18 elements in 12 groups

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Average price: $2153

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
7mm - 14mmf/4.0f/2270.25 780/27,5119.5/4,7

Additional information:

The OlympusZUIKODIGITALED 7-14 mmf/ 4 is  a superwide-angle zoom lens for digital cameras with Four  Thirds (4/3) sensors.

Equivalent focal length:  14-28 mm. It has the widest angle in the line of  Olympus lenses.

It is a professional lens according to TOP PRO classification ofOlympus. The lenses of this series have a constant aperture throughout  the whole range of  zooming; they are always dust  and moisture resistant; its optical scheme includes ED elements. These lenses are remarkable for a platinum ring on the lens barrel.

Due to a rounded form of the front element, filters cannot be used on this lens.

Constant aperture of f/4 throughout the entire range of zooming.

It is equipped with a circular 7-bladeaperture. It features circles of confusion (bokeh) of almost rounded form.

The lens produces sharp image from f/4 onward.

Its optical scheme consists of 18 elements in 12 groups, including 2 aspherical elements (1 ED glass), 2 elements of  Super ED glass and 1 element of  ED glass. All major aberrations, including chromatic and distortion, are well corrected and almost invisible.

Focusing is internal. The front lens does not rotate. Manual adjustment of sharpness is possible at any time by turning the focusing ring.

Color  rendering  is natural and saturated. Contrast of images is high.

Sharpness is good across the whole frame.  There are minimal drops in resolution on the edges.

It handles well both side and back light.

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm f/4.0 is ideal for shooting landscapes, architecture and interiors. It is fitlimitedly  (lens speed, focusing speed) for genre and candid photography.

Depth of field:

A soft carrying case and a petal hood are included with the lens.


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 09.09.2010


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value2.001
Bokeh4.001
Overall lens rating
4.20

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