First Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO ultra-wide zoom lens tests, reviews and samples are now available online from several photography sites.
Focus Numerique had a chance to test the new Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens with severaş sample photos. They find the lens user friendly, well build quality with low distortion.
PhotoReview also posted their review and the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens got a rating of 8.8 out of 10. See their conclusion below.
PhotographyBlog posted a gallery of 37 sample JPEG photos taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens. The lens is highly recommended in their full review. See their conclusions below.
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Tests, Reviews and Samples
From PhotoReview test :
The 7-14mm f/2.8 lens is an impressive performer and a worthy addition to the Olympus M.Zuiko PRO range. The relatively high price tag reflects both the build and optical quality of this lens. Neither comes cheap but if you’re prepared to pay the price and you need an ultra-wide zoom lens for your OM-D camera, you’re unlikely to regret it.
From PhotographyBlog review :
Image quality is excellent. Centre sharpness is very high throughout its focal length range, although the performance drops off a little at the edges, where you really need to stop down to at least f/4 to get acceptable results. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled, vignetting is present but not a real issue, and distortion is very well auto-corrected through software algorithms. The lack of in-lens image stabilisation makes the lens somewhat impractical for Panasonic camera owners (with the exception of the GX7), but Olympus owners obviously benefit from the excellent in-camera image stabilisation that most of their camera bodies provide.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO is a new professional-grade ultra-wide zoom lens weighs just over half as much as equivalent f:2.8 aperture rivals, and features 14 elements in 11 groups.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 Pro is available with a price tag for $1,299.99 USD.