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Olympus 12mm f/2 ED, Olympus 7-14mm f/4 ED

Who Uses Olympus SHG Lenses and Why?

See the Overview of Olympus Super High Grade (SHG) Lenses.

The main appeal of the Four Thirds and particularly the Micro Four Thirds formats is the small size and light weight of the cameras and specially the lenses.

Yet the Olympus Super High Grade (SHG) lenses are huge and heavy compared to Micro Four Thirds lenses. So huge and heavy that they are really not much savings over their equivalents for a full-frame 35mm DSLR. And they require a lens adapter to work on a Micro Four Thirds camera like the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Olympus SHG lenses: 7-14mm f/4 ED, 14-35mm f/2 ED, 150mm f/2 ED

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