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The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED mm F4. Covering a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of mm and boasting surprisingly good macro performance, it shows great promise as a versatile, single-carry lens for landscape, street and travel photography.

All images edited in Adobe Camera Raw 13 with adjustments limited to white balance, exposure, highlights, shadows, white and black levels. Sharpening and noise reduction at ACR defaults. Handling Autofocus and focus breathing Image quality Conclusion Samples.

The Olympus mm F4. In terms of its focal range, the nearest alternatives are either Panasonic’s Leica-branded mm F2. Less-direct rivals include the Panasonic mm F4 and Olympus’ own mm F2. It’s almost 4cm 1. But for that, you get a much brighter F1. However, the Olympus’ lens bests it not just in terms of wide-angle coverage, but also in its macro capabilities. And while we’ve not yet fully tested the Leica’s performance, its stepping autofocus motor likely won’t be quite as swift as the extremely fast linear motor of the Olympus lens.

It’s just 3. It also takes an even smaller, more affordable 67mm filter size, but opts for a stepper motor-based autofocus drive. And once again, the mm F4. If size and weight are your primary concern and you can live with its lesser telephoto reach, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario mm F4 ASPH matches the Olympus’ maximum aperture while being mm 0. It’s also the lightest of the group, tipping the scales at g But it’s the only one to lack weather sealing, and also has the weakest macro performance of the bunch.

Nor can it accept filters at all. Finally, the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED mm F2. It also lacks filter threads, has significantly weaker macro performance and uses a stepper motor to drive AF, but those shortcomings are mitigated by a brighter F2.

For a lens of its focal range and build, the Olympus mm F4. Its small size has been achieved thanks to a first for an Olympus Pro-branded lens: a retracting zoom design. Yet that design doesn’t come with the inconvenience typical of many retracting zooms: there’s no locking mechanism to be released before you can extend the zoom to its shooting position.

Instead, a firm twist of the zoom ring is all that’s needed to deploy the lens and ready it for shooting. Once extended, the zoom ring operates normally until you use another firm twist to fully retract it again. Despite a very solid, all-metal construction which would satisfy professional photographers, the mm tips the scales at just g That gives it just enough heft to balance nicely without being front-heavy both on more compact bodies like the E-M1 III and larger ones like the E-M1X.

As well as the aforementioned zoom ring there’s a focus ring, and Olympus has also included a programmable function button on the left side of its barrel. The focus ring is nicely damped, and racks from close-focus to infinity in a little over a quarter of a turn.

The zoom ring likewise moves nice and smoothly, and both rings are metal and the textured finish makes it easy to make precise changes. The focus ring also has a focus clutch, allowing it to be pushed forwards to focus automatically, or pulled back towards the camera body to quickly switch into manual focus mode.

And though it’s still focus-by-wire, the focus ring very much behaves like it’s mechanically coupled. The lens is also comprehensively weather-sealed, not just with a gasket at the interface between the lens and body, but also at the individual controls and seams between the lens’ component parts.

Olympus rates the mm F4. No optical image stabilization is provided, although you can of course rely on the in-body image stabilization of your camera, if available.

We found the E-M1 III’s in-body stabilization alone sufficient not just to shoot or record video handheld, but even to give very stable walk-and-talk video footage. Up front, you’ll find 72mm threads with which to attach your choice of filters, and the front element also includes a fluorine coating to aid cleaning, if the lens gets splashed or smudged.

Thanks to its linear autofocus motor, the mm F4. It takes well under a second to fully rack focus, so you can be confident that regardless of focal length, you’ll be able to handle unexpected changes in subject distance with ease. And while it’s technically not a macro lens, the Olympus mm also delivers surprisingly well on the maximum magnification front. The minimum focusing distance throughout its zoom range is just 23cm 9. At that minimum distance and with the lens at its telephoto position, you’ll manage a maximum magnification of around 0.

There’s great news for video shooters, too. The mm F4. We feel that the mm offers pretty much the perfect focal length range for a video lens. In fact, we found ourselves wishing we had a second copy of the lens with which to shoot our DPReview TV footage, which you’ll find towards the end of this page below. As you’d expect of an Olympus Pro lens, image quality is good to great in most respects. The only real weak spots for this lens are somewhat busy and distracting bokeh, and sunstars which won’t exactly set the world on fire.

Stopping down to F6. Corner sharpness on the wide end when focused in the center of the frame is very good, even when shooting wide open, and results sharpen up only very slightly when focusing in the corner , indicating minimal field curvature. The lens is so sharp wide open in the center that stopping down to F6. At the 25mm end the story is similar at the center of the frame, with slightly sharper results wide open than stopped down to F6.

Corner sharpness when focused in the center of the frame isn’t bad, but focusing on the top right corner yields notably sharper results there, indicating some field curvature on the ‘telephoto’ end.

The corners sharpen up quite nicely once the lens is stopped down to F6. Bokeh is more of a mixed bag, unfortunately. The good news is that the seven-bladed aperture delivers nicely-rounded bokeh even when stopped down to F5. And the transition from in-focus to out-of-focus areas is also quite nice.

The not-so-good news is that the bokeh tends to have a rather grungy, mottled texture which can prove distracting in some situations. It also has a slightly soap bubble effect with a brighter line around its periphery than in the center, which can potentially be distracting at higher magnifications with out-of-focus highlights.

It’s unlikely to be much of a concern with more diffuse bokeh see image above , or when viewing the image at smaller magnification. So if you’re looking for smooth, nondescript bokeh, this isn’t the lens for you. But then we’re talking about an F4. If you zoom in to this image, you’ll note a subtle texture on the inside of the out-of-focus highlights. Olympus includes a hood with the mm Pro lens, and has also used its Zuiko Extra-low Reflective Optical coating which aims to further suppress the ghosting and flare that can be typical of wide-angle lenses.

We found these to work very nicely; flare is well-controlled, though it does show up as a slight loss in contrast if you aim directly at the sun at the right angle. We saw only very minor ghosting artifacts with the sun in the frame.

Sunstars aren’t really a forte of this lens, however. They’re ok but not amazing, yielding 14 rather diffuse spikes. And they come with a trade-off, as to get them you’ll need to stop down a fair bit, but doing so means you’ll quickly pass the diffraction limit thanks to the Micro Four Thirds sensor size and its relatively high equivalent F-numbers. So if you want those sunstars, you’ll need to live with some diffraction-induced softness to get them.

Although it does suffer from some chromatic aberration issues, the good news is that these are of the kind you can most-easily correct in the digital darkroom. The hard-to-correct longitudinal variant, also known as LoCA, is barely noticeable in photos from the mm F4. As for lateral chromatic aberration or LCA, while a little is noticeable in uncorrected images, it’s pretty minor even with extreme subjects on the order of just pixels at worst.

LCA is easily fixed, and will be corrected for you in in-camera JPEGs or in Raws processed with most mainstream Raw processors unless you specifically opt to disable those corrections.

While the system has some limitations, they can often be worked around and the format can deliver a worthwhile advantage in terms of portability. And the Olympus M. Zuiko mm F4. Despite its high-end, all-metal design, the mm F4.

Its images are crisp even wide-open, and the bokeh in out-of-focus areas quite pleasing overall if you can live with its somewhat busy appearance in some situations. Its aberrations are well-controlled. And the combination of better-than-expected macro performance plus its generous focal range make it a great single-carry lens for landscape, street and travel photography.

Just keep in mind that at F8 equivalent, this isn’t a lens geared at isolating your subject with a blurred-to-oblivion background. Coupled with blazing-fast autofocus and lack of focus breathing, it makes a really good all-rounder, capable of catering to a wide range of shooting situations either for stills or video capture. The only thing it really lacks is optical image stabilization, and with the very capable in-body stabilization on offer these days, that’s not a huge negative.

Nor are there really any good alternatives available to Micro Four Thirds shooters in this focal range. The closest option, Panasonic’s Leica mm F1. And while the Leica mm F2. With no clear rival, the M. Please do not reproduce any of these images without prior permission see our copyright page. Is it parfocal or almost so like the PL? Does it have a declicked aperture ring also like the PL ? I don’t mind the heavier weight of the but I’ll really be missing the extra 2mm at the wide end.

My favorite lens! Replaces my Olympus Macro and Panasonic mm lens that I also liked. I can usually take it with my Olympus mm ver 2 lens and cover most photo opportunities.

Highly recommended.

 
 

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