Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital ED

 
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(From Olympus lens literature) Olympus continues to grow its interchangeable-lens lineup with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent) lens. With a 10.7x zoom ratio, this versatile Micro Four Thirds lens features incredible zoom capabilities in a compact, lightweight body. A dustproof, splashproof construction makes this lens durable enough to withstand the toughest shooting conditions when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 or OM-D E-M5 Mark II. With the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II included, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL dustproof, splashproof lens lineup now offers five exceptional lenses for all of your professional shooting needs.

An improvement upon the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6, released in June 2010, this new lens also features ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating on the surface of the lens to eliminate scratches as well as reduce ghosting and lens flare, even in very bright situations, for the clearest images.

Covering focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II is perfect for capturing any type of scene, from portraiture to travel photography featuring a wide variety of subjects. The lens can capture subjects at all zoom ranges from a closest shooting distance of 20 inches (approx. 13 inches from the end of the lens). A maximum shooting magnification of 0.22x (35mm equivalent: 0.44x) is possible with close-up photography.

Smooth Controls
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II features an internal focusing system utilizing an MSC mechanism making high-speed, silent autofocus possible for seamless still-image and movie capture. The manual focusing mechanism is designed to offer a responsive feel, with the perfect amount of resistance to enable smooth, precise operation. With silent autofocus operation, nature photographers can get the shot they need without disturbing wildlife, while all photographers will benefit from clear audio while capturing video.

Optical Protection
Olympus has also developed a professional-grade lens filter for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II Lens. The PRF-D58 PRO is a lightweight, thin protective filter, created with double-sided, multi-coating and blackened glass edges to suppress ghosting and lens flare, for the clearest shots. The pouch-style LSC-0914 Lens Case is designed with a three-layer construction to offer additional protection.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II Lens will be available in March 2015, with an estimated street price of US$599.99.

Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital ED User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 3 reviews Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (2 reviews)
    Excellent results for it's zoom range. Weather sealed
    None

    Considering the range of focal lengths it covers it gives excellent results

    reviewed May 21st, 2017 (purchased for $300)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (1 reviews)
    Sharp, fast focus, small, and light weight

    Considering this lens falls into the all in one lens category, this is an excellent lens. I purchased this lens for my E-M5ll. I already have the 12-40 2.8 Pro and the 40-150 2.8 Pro and both are outstanding lenses and this lens exceeded my expectations for an all in one. Wide open it has excellent center sharpness at all focal lengths with corners being slightly soft. Stopping down improves corners. There is a little purple fringing in high contrast areas, but it's very minor when looking at magnified raw files. It has full time manual focus override, but no clutch like the Pro lenses. No lock for the zoom, but it has no zoom creep when pointed up or down. This lens easily outperforms my Sigma and Tamron all in ones I have for my Canon cameras. If all copies of this lens perform this good, you won't be disappointed. I just wish it started a little wider.

    reviewed January 25th, 2016 (purchased for $399)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (33 reviews)
    Sealed, Sturdy, very quick and reliable AF
    not much for this proce

    For what it is, it's a no brainer if you like versatility. For the 11x zoom it's amazing what it delivers. On the OMD EM 10 AF is very quick and reliable. IQ is very good for this kind of zoom. Comes with hood. And macro wise it's a nice perfomer.

    reviewed October 27th, 2015 (purchased for $499)