Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F/4.0

Last updated: Video Review by CameraLabs (added on 26 June’07)

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm (35mm equivalent focal length 14mm-28mm ) F4.0 is a super-wideangle lens featuring fixed aperture (f4.0), minimun aperture of f/22, 114° angle of view at the wide-end, 18 Elements in 12 Groups, including ED Glass Aspherical Lens, ED Lens and Super ED Lenses. The lens is measuring in at 86.5 x 119.5mm, weighing 780g with filter diameter of 87mm.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Prices Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 26.06.07)

CameraLabs reviews the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 and concludes;
“The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 7-14mm is without a doubt an extremely impressive lens. Not only does it offer noticeably wider coverage than any other ultra-wide zoom on the market, it also features highly-corrected optics.As our results page shows, the 7-14mm exhibits virtually no geometric distortion, impressively low vignetting considering its extreme coverage, and is sharp in the corners throughout its focal range. It’s also very well-built and designed to stand-up to professional use. There’s really no technical aspect we can fault it on.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine has reviewed the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 and writes;
“If you own a 4/3rds system camera, this is the widest lens available and the only one that gets you into true ultra wide-angle photography. But it does so at a price! It does join the market as the widest corrected lens available for any crop camera and should be commended for that. The main problem is likely to be the inability to attach filters without a Heath-Robinson type bit of DIY. Positives: Good correction of distortion, Good resolution across the range, Good build quality. Negatives: High cost, No provision for using filters, Bulky for cameras it fits on.”
Rating: N/A

PPMag has reviewed the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 and concludes;
“Mounted on the lightweight EVOLT E-300 body, the 7-14mm f/4.0 is hefty yet not bulky lens that’s well balanced, and with the optional grip attached, almost perfectly so…It almost $1,800, the Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm isn’t cheap, but as every professional photographer can tell you, at times there’s no substitute for shorter focal lengths. That’s where the Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm g/4.0 delivers, and why it belongs in the toolbox of every Olympus E-system photographer.”
Rating: N/A

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 09.02.07)

- Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 Sample Photos @ Pbase
- Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 Sample Photos @ PPMag
- Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs

>> FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Features

  • Ultra-wide-angle performance 7-14mm (14-28mm) 1:4.0
  • 10cm minimum working distance (distance from object to front lens) for expanded shooting capabilities
  • Large aperture lens combined with world’s first double-sided ED glass-moulded aspherical camera lens of greater than 50mm diameter
  • Two Super ED and two ED glass elements for absolute minimum chromatic aberration
  • Multi-coating process to significantly minimise ghosting and flaring
  • Splash and dust proof construction to enhance reliability
  • Specifications

    Modelname: EZ-P0714
    Focal length: 7mm – 14mm Zoom
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 14mm – 28mm

    Construction

    Lens: 18 elements in 12 groups, including 2 glass aspherical lens elements (1 is ED glass), 2 super ED glass elements and 1 ED glass element
    Mechanism: Inner focus with floating mechanism

    Angle of view: 75 to 114 degrees
    Closest Focusing Distance: 0.25
    Maximum Image Magnification: 0.11x
    35 mm Equivalent Magnification: 0.22x
    Minimum Filed Size: 122x162mm

    Aperture

    Number of Blades: 7
    Maximum Aperture: 1:4
    Minimum aperture: 1:22
    Filter size: Not available, filters cannot be screwed on

    Size/Weight

    Dimension: Diameter 86.5×119.5mm
    Weight: 780g

    Compatibility

    Tele Converter EC-14: Yes
    Extension Tube EX-25: -

    Lens Hood: Built-in
    Box Contents: Lens cap (LC-87), lens case (LSC-1022) , lens rear cap (LR-1), instruction manual, warrenty card.


    See also: Lens Reviews | Olympus Lenses





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