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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

M.Zuiko and a Photo Dissection

A shot of a piling machine in a construction yard.

I have dissected the picture in 3 key areas to look at the details captured by the M.Zuiko ED14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens, which is the kit zoom lens for the Olympus E-P1.

The image is direct out of camera JPEG, with the shot settings at iAuto.

24mm, f/8.0, 1/250s, ISO200

The 100% crop of the hydraulics, at 600 by 450 pixels.

The 100% crop of the top right hand corner.

The third 100% crop at the bottom left corner.

This kit lens is quite good. At optimum setting it produces sharp images and without much optical abberations such as vignetting and distortions.

At most instances when shooting at bright sunny landscapes, adequate depth-of-field is needed. With a microFourthirds system, an aperture of f/8 is adequate to provide sufficient sharpness throughout the frame.

This lens is definitely value for money!!!

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