Yesterday the Olympus Ambassador team were invited to the Image Space in London to test the new 40-150mm f/2.8 pro lens. Expectations for this lens were extremely high and in order to sit nicely alongside the 12-40 f/2.8 pro lens it had to deliver sharp results throughout the focal range and aperture. In the hand the lens has the same high quality engineering as it's smaller sister and what we have now come to expect from Olympus mZuiko lenses. Mounted on the OM-D E-M1 the lens sat nicely in the hand and for a majority of the day whilst walking I held the OM-D in one hand by the grip down by my side so weight is certainly not an issue.
So let's move onto the most important fact of this new lens, how did it perform? We all headed out with the beautiful model Anna Zeller, unfortunately for her it was raining but luckily for us the new lens is weather sealed. The weather in general for the day was low lying cloud giving a low contrast skyline. The Autofocus is extremely fast and the manual focus snap ring is silky smooth. Another astonishing fact is how close this lens can focus on a subject, I believe officially it is rated at 50cm and in real life it could almost be mistaken for a macro lens. During the day I tested the lens throughout the aperture and focal range in a variety of high contrast and low lighting situations and it performed amazingly. It deserves the title of a Pro lens and it will certainly be in my bag.
Amazing day spent with the team and the new lens. Be sure to look out for other images shared from the Ambassador team and events through the Olympus image space.