Video on top: 45-175mm X lens Powerzoom smoothness test
The new 45-175mm X lens will be in Stock this month (October) and so it’s time to read some reviews :)
The Clubsnap forum (Click here) tested the lens. The lens is as sharp as the 45-200mm lens, with very good color reproduction, accuracy and contrast. It has some vignetting wide open but no chromatic aberrations at all. The lens has been tested on the Olympus E-P3 so there is no auto correction like on Panasonic cameras. According to the reviewer the Power OIS is very effective (more useful than the built-in IS from Olympus!). You can read the full conclusions form the reviewer on page two of the thread.
Also ePrice (Click here) tested the same 45-175mm X lens. The review is written in Chinese and contains many image and video samples. From what I understood the reviewer liked the lens a lot! :)
You can preorder the 45-175mm lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
And the amazing 14-42mm X pancake preorder links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.