Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0
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Widening your viweing experience with excellent quality at 7 mm (14 mm FF)
13 June 2014
Summary: Excellent and unique lens for the FT system. You may know wide angle lenses at 11 or 12 mm (22-24 mm full-frame equiv.), however the difference going to 7 mm (14 mm FF equiv.) was amazing for me. Suddenly you see things on the picture you didn't see before. And I don't mean just a little, it is really a big difference. Also this lens at 7 mm is far away from the 'fish eye' effect.
Excerpt: This is a large, and heavy lens for this format, but the image quality and unique wide view that it offers is special. This lens balances and handles nicely on the OMD E-M1 body and it is dust and splash sealed. It is expensive, but it provides a wide angle view and image quality that is not available anywhere else.
Excerpt: have owned this lens since 2005, I can safely say, it has been the best purchase I have ever made. Unlike other optics (including primes like the 12mm Heliar) the difference in exposure between the centre and edge of the frame, is only 1.5 f-stops, whereas many others are around 3 f-stops. In use, it's bulk, actually is an advantage, as it balances well in the palm of your hand. Yes, you can make it flare, but not as much as other 114 degree AoV lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Outstanding image quality, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: As every review has noted, this is without question a first rate lens. I use this lens for landscapes. I cannot speak to its worth for shooting interiors. First and foremost, this lens requires some work to master. I have been at it for several months now and I am still trying to get the most out of it, particularly 7mm. When you nail a good shot, you nail it big time. Is it worth the bucks? That is a different matter.
Summary: It's crazy to picture how wide 7mm is until you get to see it through your viewfinder. The hood is permanently attached and just barely longer than the glass. The cap is a hefty metal cover that goes over the entire hood. The lens itself is incredible. This would be way too expensive if it was any brighter than f/4.0, since it is also weather sealed, and at 7mm, it's very easy to hand-hold photos at very slow shutter speeds (1/10 and slower at times).
Summary: I am a major fan of shooting wide angle. My widest lens was the 12-60mm, but I wasn't using it since purchasing the 14-35 (much less distortion at 14mm). Coming into contact with this lens has been absolutely amazing and a new challenge. Wide open the lens is very sharp and stopping down I don't see that major of a difference from wide open (very similar experience with the Olympus SHG lenses).
Excerpt: From shooting ATT Giants Stadium to an Orthodox Church in low light this lens is amazing. The 7-14mm almost acts like my 2.0 14-35 and 35-100 lens. It sucks up the light to produce a very clear image from edge to edge with spectacular colors.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Awesome lens, very expensive, but worth every single penny
8 October 2012
Summary: This is an awesome lens: the pictures are sharp, the colours vivid, the contrast excellent, the vignetting minimal (no small feat for an ultra-wide-angle lens). I use a Leica Vario-Elmarit 14-50 as a standard lens, which is still a bit sharper. But the Olympus 7-14 is by far the best wide-angle lens I have ever had, and it is exhilarating to work with.
Excellent wide angle zoom lens for 4/3 format DSLR's
1 February 2012
Summary: The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7mm - 14 mm F/4.o Lens is a member of the best quality lenses that Olympus makes for their 4/3 format E series DSLR cameras. It is a nearly perfect lens that zooms from extreme wide angle to moderate wide angle with no vignetting or unusual image distortion other the distortion that is characteristic of all wide angle lenses. It is f/4.0 throughout its zoom range. It focuses very fast.
Excerpt: In tight spaces. Great indoor lens where space is a premium. Or outdoor where you want to create a whole new perspective on wide angle shots. Amazingly sharp and very little barrel distortion at the long end. Items at the center are crisp clear and sharp and its weather sealed!