Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro
Martin Mojzis / Fine Art Photography and Graphic Art Atelier.
Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40 - 150 MM 1:2.8 PRO.

OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR REVIEW – PART 6.

March 28, 2018.
First sample images, lens specifications and how photographies has been created and edited you can find in ►part 4. In ►fifth article about Olympus professional photographic gear we introduce next photographies created with M. Zuiko digital ED 40 - 150 mm 1:2.8 PRO lens. In this part, we will introduce some sample photographies and summarize the findings.

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ JANUARY NOON. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/8, ISO 250.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Quality of drawing is very good; a slight softening of details is caused by the slight vibration of the air above the village. It's just a shame, that the camera does not have a larger resolution sensor.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ ES TYPE FREIGHT CAR. Focal length: 95 (190) mm, exposure time 1/640 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
In this photograph you can see, how the distance of objects from the plane of focus effects to the sharpness of their rendering, relatively large depth of field of 4/3 sensor too. With 36 mm sensor the shrubs behind the wagon would be blurred more and therefore more aesthetically. It was focused on the nearest corner of the wagon.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ TOWERS. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/8, ISO 400.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Again, slight blur of details due to air vibration. This phenomenon, weel known to astronomers as seeing, is behind many disappointments with the new telephoto lens.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ AT WORK. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/8, ISO 320.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
An example of the effect of medium aperture to the depth of field.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ THE QUEEN SHROUDED IN THE CLOUDS. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/8, ISO 500.
Second and third photographies are crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
For these photographs, greater depth of field is an advantage conversely. Only the ubiquitous wires ... or a few hours of intense retouching, if this photograph should be in one of my galleries.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ THE SPRING IS STILL FAR. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/320 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
If we are close enough to the main subbject and the distracting elements in the background are far away conversely, the rendering of the out of focus areas is excellent. The problem is not simply the lens design, but the sensor size.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ BIRDSHOO I. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/640 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Device in folded state. Outstanding details in the structure of the old curtain.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ BIRDSHOO II. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/400 second, aperture f/2.8, ISO 200.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Other device. Great sharpness. Also pleasantly impressive spatial impression thanks to decreasing contrast.


Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

Olympus 40 - 150 mm 2.8 Pro

↑ VILLAGE AND FIELD. Focal length: 150 (300) mm, exposure time 1/250 second, aperture f/10, ISO 640.
Second photograph is crop from 100% size at 150 dpi.
Excellent drawing in darker areas is just disturbing noise visible, quite noticeable despite realtively low ISO sensitivity.


The final evaluation will be very brief, everything is clear from the photographies. At ►the beginning, we asked whether this lens would match its larger brothers from Canon and Nikon. The answer is – clearly yes. Sharpness, character, spaciousness ... everything is excellent. If there is a problem, it is obviously due the camera, respectively concept of the 4/3 system. The sensor is very small, also the resolution is a bit insufficient for the landscape or still life today. But we'll talk about it all in the ►separate article dedicated to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera .

Finally, I would like to emphasize, that this entire series of articles is in no way promoted or influenced by Olympus. It only lent me the gear for three weeks without any other claims or obligations.

And this is all for today. In the ►next part, we will look at another lens, prime.

© Martin Mojzis, 2018.
Photograpies: © Martin Mojzis, 2018.

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