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Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2

7 August 2009
Szymon Starczewski

11. Summary

Pros:
  • excellent build quality,
  • outstanding sharpness at the center of the frame at maximum aperture,
  • excellent image quality at the edge of the frame,
  • small chromatic aberration,
  • barely visible coma,
  • small vignetting,
  • good work against bright light,
  • rich standard equipment.

Cons:

  • astigmatism a bit too big,
  • autofocus might work better.

The results of the tested lens are really impressive. We have great parameters. We have great build quality and rich standard equipment .We have record or close-to-record MTFs both at the center and the edge of the frame. We have good correction of most optical aberrations. The two listed cons are actually just picking holes, because they’re not of heavy caliber. The price might seem high, but on the other hand for good results you usually pay this much, or even more, as we mentioned in the introduction. If you can afford this lens, it’s hard not to recommend it. It really can’t let you down.

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Sample shots:

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Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/160 sec., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.1 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/8000 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.3 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/4000 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.3 MB
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Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/4.5, exp. 1/500 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.0 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/2000 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.4 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/800 sec., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.1 MB
Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/400 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.1 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.5, exp. 1/640 sec., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.1 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.1 MB
Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary Olympus Zuiko Digital 150 mm f/2 - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.3 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/4.5, exp. 1/200 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.5 MB
Camera: Olympus E-3
Parameters: 150 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/200 sec., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3648x2736 pix, 4.4 MB




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