Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO review

The Olympus ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO takes the blinkers off Micro Four Thirds photography, and it’s fast too.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO
(Image: © Olympus)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Combining ultra-wide viewing angles equivalent to a 14-28mm zoom on a full-frame camera with a fast and constant f/2.8 aperture rating, this lens has a lot to offer. The field of view is great for everything from architectural interiors to sweeping landscape vistas, while the bright aperture makes the lens equally adept at astrophotography. It’s beautifully built and performance is excellent in all respects.


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    Impressive image quality

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    High-end handling

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    Robust, weather-sealed build


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    No filter attachment thread

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    Quite pricey but worth it

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The 2.0x crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds format poses a significant technical challenge when designing ultra-wide-angle lenses. The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO literally makes light of the situation, combining an ‘effective’ 14-28mm zoom range with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture rating, in a weather-sealed, metal jacketed package. And it’s only about half the weight of equivalent lenses for full-frame cameras.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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