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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by AlistairJ View Post
    The 14-35 is amazingly sharp, probably needs the E-5 to do it justice.
    This has me really interested in the E5 and one or two shg lenses. I have the 7-14 already, and upgrading (albeit slowly) to one or two more seems like a viable long term goal. The build quality is there in spades and the image quality looks to be phenominal.

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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    I don't mean to derail this thread (although I might a little anyway), but which lens is considered the the sharpest of the ZD lineup - the ZD300/2.8 or the ZD150/2?

    The longer a lens is, the easier and sharper it generally is to design, which would tend to favor the ZD300/2.8. However, although the 300 sports three ED elements, the 150 combines an EC with a Super ED element. I don't know if the Super ED bumps the 150's performance high enough to edge out the 300.
    I own both, and I'd say they are PAR. I can crop a ridiculous amount on both lenses and still retain a ton of detail. It really depends how close you are to your subject. They are both spectacular lenses and they both have a purpose. According to the MTF charts on the Olympus website, the 300 has the SLIGHT edge. The EC20 works better on the 300 than the 150 in my experience.
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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa2 View Post
    I own both, and I'd say they are PAR. I can crop a ridiculous amount on both lenses and still retain a ton of detail. It really depends how close you are to your subject. They are both spectacular lenses and they both have a purpose. According to the MTF charts on the Olympus website, the 300 has the SLIGHT edge. The EC20 works better on the 300 than the 150 in my experience.
    Thank you very much for your input. I always wondered about these two. The 300 appears to have the straighter MTF curve, but the 150 seems to have been touted more by others as the sharpest lens. I am sure there are fewer 300 owners than 150 owners due to cost alone, to say nothing about actual need. The 150 should suit my interests more at this point, although that might change later on.
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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Also, I just posted some images using the E-5 and the 35-10mm. Where I'd have to use my 150mm in the past to get sufficient detail, I was able to use the 35-100mm and crop and get more than acceptable detail.

    Saved me a lens switch during a wedding ceremony where I carry the 150mm just for this shot. So maybe the 150mm will be STAYING in my bag for this...grin.

    See in the E-5 TruPicV+ thread...

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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Oh no, just when I finally convinced myself that I would be perfectly happy with an upgrade to a nice used E-3 (with a nice used high grade lens for a desert), now this.... And it is Christmas soon, and when my birthday is coming.... And I've been so good....
    My name is Natasha. I use E-3, ZD 11-22mm, ZD 14-54mm, Industar-61 50mm Macro

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    Question Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Charles if you have the 40-150mm lens, could you pop it on the E5 and take some photos with it ? Looking for the AF responsiveness and usability in mod light? CHeers Pete

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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by Petephoto1 View Post
    Charles if you have the 40-150mm lens, could you pop it on the E5 and take some photos with it ? Looking for the AF responsiveness and usability in mod light? CHeers Pete
    I do not have a 40-150mm. I sold it for cat food
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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa2 View Post
    I own both, and I'd say they are PAR. I can crop a ridiculous amount on both lenses and still retain a ton of detail. It really depends how close you are to your subject. They are both spectacular lenses and they both have a purpose. According to the MTF charts on the Olympus website, the 300 has the SLIGHT edge. The EC20 works better on the 300 than the 150 in my experience.
    As to the MTF charts, they are for wide open lenses. Just worth saying that it f2 vs f2.8 and so its not apples to apples.

    I have the 300mm, and would like to own the 150mm. Maybe someday.

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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
    Toni, check the link - there are some 50-200 samples there as well.
    Thanks Mar! Going back to look!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa2 View Post
    Toni, the E5 has brought my 50-200 back out of the bag. I used with the EC20, and the focus was quite acceptable compared to "unacceptable" on the E3. I never really like the slowness of the combo, and my E3 did not focus with it.... It seems to be MUCH sharper on the E5 than the E3.

    I know MANY people have great luck with the EC20/50-200, but not me!

    Good to know Charles!!

    So far I like my 50-200 & EC-20. But I don't have anything better to compare to! LOL

    But it would be awesome to get even better results with the E-5.
    Constructive criticism is always welcomed. I am here to learn. Just don't piss me off.



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    Default Re: E-5 + ZD150mm sample (OMG)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa2 View Post
    I do not have a 40-150mm. I sold it for cat food
    Since the cat your lens , LOL I will test myself once I order the E5 and it comes in... I 'm a reading and have much come to the conclusion that this new Flag ship model has brought most Zuiko lens to a new level of usability , thats a good things. cheers Pete

    PS: The 150mm F2 is a very nice lens I'm thinking that of or waiting longer an just get a 300mm F2.8 will have to see how the E5 an me do with the 90-250.
    Last edited by Petephoto1; 11-11-2010 at 05:15 AM.

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