Andy Westlake assesses the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO, a fast wideangle zoom for Micro Four Thirds

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 Pro

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO Review

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£999.99
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Olympus 7-14mm 1:2.8 review – Conclusion

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 1:2.8 PRO

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

With the 7-14mm f/2.8, Olympus has completed its line-up of professional-level fast zooms, and while it’s possible to nit-pick aspects of the image quality, overall the lens performs very well. It handles nicely on the camera, and is impressively compact given its specification. Optically it’s very good too, with the only possible critique being somewhat soft corners at wideangle, especially at f/2.8. But this is a common flaw with wide zooms, and as with many other designs of this type, it’s confined to a relatively small area of the frame.

Aside from this, though, Olympus appears to have a worthy companion to the superb 12-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zooms on its hands, and this makes the Micro Four Thirds system even more interesting for photographers who might be looking to ditch their SLRs and travel light. It’s a hefty investment to buy into a whole new system, but the quality of Olympus’s (and indeed Panasonic’s) glass is a strong attraction.

Details

Focal length:7-14mm
Maximum aperture:f/2.8
Minimum aperture :f/22
Lens elements:14
Optical groups:11
Diaphragm blades:7
Minimum focus:0.2m
Filter diameter:n/a
Length :105.8mm
Diameter:78.9mm
Weight:534g
Mount:Micro Four Thirds
  1. 1. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO review - Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Olympus 7-14mm 1:2.8 review - Image quality
  4. 4. Olympus 7-14mm 1:2.8 review - Technical tests
  5. 5. Olympus 7-14mm 1:2.8 review - Shading and distortion
  6. 6. Olympus 7-14mm 1:2.8 review - Conclusion
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