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New Lens Test

2015.07.01
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Nothing special composition wise here -- I have what I consider "better" shots of Peruvian Lilies but this is from the first batch of test photos taken with my new Olympus 12-40mm 2.8 zoom lens. It has been a while since I used a zoom that wasn't a telephoto. The standard kit zoom that came with my original m4/3 camera four years ago was pretty quickly sidelined by the Panny 20mm and Oly 45mm prime combo. It wasn't a "bad" zoom, just relatively unremarkable. But the desire to have a 12mm option for the E-M10 and the steady stream of rave reviews for the Oly 12-40 finally got to me. And based just on the initial day of tests, the Oly 12-40 is looking like it is going to be remarkable. The lens is as sharp as any zoom lens I have ever used on any format, the AF is fast and accurate, the color rendering is superb and the bokeh smooth. I barely had to post-process this mild crop. No sharpening, no clarity boost, no vibrancy boost, no noise suppression. There is more testing to be done but so far, this looks to be the new default "on-camera" lens for me.
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Olympus E-M10 with M.Zuiko 12-40mm @f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 200, -0.30ev. Taken July 1, 2015 at home.
4 Comments
NellyBly Couldn't be better..beautiful shot.
NellyBly · 2015-07-01: 21:22
angiebrackin Super nice :)
angiebrackin · 2015-07-01: 22:21
borogovoi Congratulations my friend .... !!!
borogovoi · 2015-07-02: 12:26
marilynx Well done!
marilynx · 2015-07-02: 17:04
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