Hi all, just gotten 2 lenses from Olympus - the newly announced pre-production set of Olympus mZD ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO and 8mm F1.8 PRO lenses. This review will cover the rectilinear 7-14mm. Another one on the fisheye
The highly anticipated M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is the ultra-wide lens of the standard ‘professional trio’ of fast Zuiko F2.8 zooms with focal lengths that are most demanded by enthusiasts and professional photographers. This trinity includes the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm PRO lenses that are already available. Their combined focal length range from 14-300mm*.
With a fast F2.8 aperture specification, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO zoom has an extremely wide viewing angle of 14-28mm*. It is aimed at the professional and enthusiast, with reportage, sport, landscape, nature and architecture imaging requirements. Its optical design features the highest performance optical materials that include DSA (Dual Super Aspheric), EDA (Extra-Low Dispersion Aspheric) and three Super ED elements, for superb imaging clarity. Distortion is minimal at all zoom settings. High optical quality at wide apertures facilitates handheld photographic freedom when combined with an Olympus camera body that has 5-Axis Image Stabilisation, such as the professional OM-D E-M1 and the E-M5 Mark II.
A light weight of 534g matches the portability of all OM-D system camera bodies. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO and the M.Zuiko
Digital ED 8mm f1.8 PRO are both environmentally-sealed against dust, water and the freezing cold (to minus ten degrees Celsius) for high operational reliability. Olympus ZERO multicoating (Zuiko Extra-low Reflectance Optical) is applied on all lens surfaces of both lenses to effectively suppress ghosting and flare.
Manual Focusing clutch mechanism, distance markers, and L-Fn button, metal built.
On Silver EM5 Mark II
On Black EM5 Mark II
Top view on EM1 body