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Cover Photographer Paul Emmings


This book is both a celebration of photographic achievement and a showcase for a number of OLYMPUS M.Zuiko lenses and an exclusive selection of photographers’ work. The Micro Four Thirds system has revolutionised the art of taking pictures, not just where fantastic image quality has to be combined with low weight and small size, as is the case with travel and street photography. With the OLYMPUS OM-D and PEN cameras, it has also become more than a match for nature, landscape, action and fashion, to name just some categories in which Micro Four Thirds cameras excel. With an every-increasing number of lenses to choose from, we are proud to say that we have a lens for every shot, for every project and absolutely love the artistic results that our technical expertise and photographers’ talent from around the world generate. Working with amateurs and professionals whose work has inspired thousands on the web, this book takes some of their best work to show a broad audience the true potential of photography today. We hope you enjoy looking through this lensbook as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Best of OLYMPUS 8 – 9


1 0 –11


1 2 –1 3


14 –15


1 6 –17

Nature / Wildlife

1 8 –19


20 –22

Personal projects / Art


Sports / Action

24 –25

Street / Documentary

26 –27

Still life

28 –29


3 0 – 31


Great pictures made with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL (ED) lenses 34 –39

12mm 1:2.0

40 – 4 3

17mm 1:1.8


45mm 1:1.8

50 –55

60mm 1:2.8 Macro

5 6 – 61

75mm 1:1.8

6 2 – 67

9–18mm 1:4.0–5.6

6 8 –7 3

12–40mm 1:2.8 Pro

74 -7 5

14–150mm 1:4.0–5.6

7 6 -7 7

40–150mm 1:4.0–5.6 R


75–300mm 1:4.8–6.7 II

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The photographers



Architecture Photographer Diego Garín Martin

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5‑6.3 Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 12mm Exposure 1/160s Aperture 9.0 ISO 200

Diego GarĂ­n Martin uses his 12-50mm zoom lens mostly for landscape and still life photography and now increasingly for architecture work. Here he captures the sheer scale and sense of place with his image of this dramatic building. A good example of the versatility of this lens.

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Fashion Photographer Temelko Temelkov

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/160s Aperture 2.2 ISO 800

Temelko Temelkov found his passion for fashion photography early in life. Having studied film and television cinematography, he now shoots for leading fashion magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, EVA, Amica and others.

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Landscape Photographer Paul Emmings Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm 1:2.0 Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 3s Aperture 11.0 ISO 200 Paul Emmings sunrise shot of Ballina beautifully demonstrates the classic use of this wide-angle prime lens for stunning landscape photography. Rich foreground interest combined with the luxurious colours of a new day dawning and an infinite sense of detail transports us to the scene of the shot.

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Macro Photographer Frank Rückert Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/2s Aperture 9.0 ISO 200 When he’s not shooting hot-rods and architecture, Frank turns his eye and considerable photographic talent to creating amazing fly and butterfly portraits with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm Macro lens. Follow Frank’s example here and discover the macro detail of the world around you!

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Nature / Wildlife Photographer Warren Fleming

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75–300mm 1:4.8–6.7 II Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal Length 179mm Exposure 1/1250s ISO 100

16 | 17 Professional photographer Warren Fleming lives in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He strongly believes patience and understanding of nature always help to get the image. An approach best shown by this intimate shot of two sibling cubs at play - making the long wait for that decisive moment so rewarding.

Portrait Photographer Patrick Ludolph

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/640s Aperture 1.8 ISO 400

18 | 19 Passionate people and travel photographer Patrick Ludolph comes in close to produce this intimate black and white portrait. His bold composition is enhanced by how this fast telephoto lens subtly foreshortens the image while ensuring the uncluttered effect of a shallow depth of field.

Personal projects / Art Photographer Adrian Sommeling Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm 1:4.0–5.6 Camera OM-D E-M1 Focal length 9mm Exposure 1/200s Aperture 8.0 ISO 800 Graphic and web designer Adrian Sommeling has achieved international recognition with his ethereal and humorous images, often of life seen through the eyes of a child. Paris Subway is a great example of his work, where after careful planning of the image, Adrian pieces together the photo to amaze and amuse the viewer.

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Sports / Action Photographer Rob Trnka

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/100s Aperture 3.5 ISO 400

22 | 23 Rob Trnka is a versatile photographer whose documentary style covers everything from action sports to adventure travel as well as portraits and weddings. In his sports photography he is constantly striving to capture the spirit of action photography and to reflect the heat of the moment in the final image.

Street / Documentary Photographer Thomas Leuthard Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm 1:1.8 Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/800s Aperture 1.8 ISO 200 Street photographer Thomas Leuthard’s inimitable style is all about people and their environments, perfectly conveyed by this shot of a boy in Lisbon, Portugal. Here the visual depth generated by the wideangle 17mm 1:1.8 lens helps compose and capture the atmosphere of the shot.

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Still life Photographer Diego Garín Martin

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5‑6.3 Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 13mm Exposure 1/125s Aperture 3.7 ISO 200

Rich texture and shadow detail captured by landscape and still life photographer Diego Garín Martin in this table-top study with the wider end of the versatile M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm zoom lens. A lens that Diego has found rewarding to work with both indoors and out when he’s using his OM-D E-M5.

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Photographer Barnaby Robson

Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/800s Aperture 3.5 ISO 200

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One of travel photographer Barnaby Robson’s stunning images from a two week trip to Burma. Taken with the photographer’s self-professed favourite lens, the 75mm 1:1.8 telephoto, his Bagan sunset shot is a beautiful example of the pleasing foreshortening effect of a long lens to produce this dreamlike composition.

Underwater Photographer Takashi Usui Lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14‑42mm 1:3.5‑5.6 Camera PEN E-PL1 Focal length 15mm Exposure 1/160s Aperture 9.0 ISO 200 While on a trip to Koh Tao, Thailand, experienced weekend underwater photographer Takashi Usui artfully combined the feeling that you can reach out and touch these fish while simultaneously portraying the endless depths of the ocean. Both effects made possible using a short zoom lens set at a wide angle of 15mm.

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Great pictures made with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ( ED) lenses


A very wide fixed focal length for dramatic landscape, travel and street photography

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Photographer Andreas Vรถgele Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/1250s Aperture 4.0 ISO 200

12mm 1:2.0

Photographer Eugene Palomado Camera PEN E-P1 Exposure 1/80s Aperture 9.0 ISO 640

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12mm 1:2.0

Photographer Vittore Buzzi Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/200s Aperture 5.0 ISO 1/200s

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Photographer Pamela Ross Camera PEN E-P1 Exposure 1/800s Aperture 2.8 ISO 100

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8

General purpose wide angle lens for travel, documentary and journalism

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17mm 1:1.8

Photographer Thomas Leuthard Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/1250s Aperture 6.3 ISO 200

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8

High quality short telephoto lens ideal for portraiture, travel and landscape

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Photographer Neil Buchan Grant Camera OM-D E-M1 Exposure 1/4000s Aperture 1.8 ISO 200

45mm 1:1.8

Photographer Dirk Seifert Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/320s Aperture 5.6 ISO 200

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Photographer Adde Adesokan Camera PEN E-P3 Exposure 1/400s Aperture 1.8 ISO 250

45mm 1:1.8

Photographer Damian McGillicuddy Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/200s Aperture 1.8 ISO 200

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Photographer Tomas Polaino Artiaga Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/100s Aperture 3.2 ISO 200

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro

Your perfect choice for nature and macro photography

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60mm 1:2.8 Macro

Photographer John Purchase Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/80s Aperture 4.5 ISO 400

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60mm 1:2.8 Macro

Photographer Frank R端ckert Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/30s Aperture 9.0 ISO 200

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Photographer Neil Buchan Grant Camera OM-D E-M1 Exposure 1/1000s Aperture 1.8 ISO 200


Exceptionally fast portrait and travel lens excellent in low light and for appealing bokeh

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75mm 1:1.8

Photographer Denis Lincoln Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/2500s Aperture 5.0 ISO 200

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75mm 1:1.8

Photographer Barnaby Robson Camera OM-D E-M5 Exposure 1/640s Aperture 8.0 ISO 200

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9 –18mm 1:4.0 – 5.6

Super wide zoom lens for landscape and travel photography

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Photographer Vittore Buzzi Camera PEN E-P3 Focal length 9mm Exposure 1/500s Aperture 4.0 ISO 200

9 –18mm 1:4.0–5.6

Photographer Hrannar Hauksson Camera PEN E-P1 Focal length 9mm Exposure 1/320s Aperture 5.6 ISO 200

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9 –18mm 1:4.0–5.6

Photographer Andreas Wonisch Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 9mm Exposure 0,5s Aperture 8.0 ISO 200

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12–40mm 1:2.8 Pro

Fast wide-angle to short telephoto zoom lens – for still life, travel and street photography

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Photographer Helen Sotiriadis Camera OM-D E-M1 Focal length 15mm Exposure 1/50s Aperture 2.8 ISO 1600

12–40mm 1:2.8

Photographer John Purchase Camera OM-D E-M1 Focal length 21mm Exposure 1/640s Aperture 3.2 ISO 640

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12–40mm 1:2.8

Photographer Andreas Levers Camera OM-D E-M1 Focal length 12mm Exposure 1/320s Aperture 3.2 ISO 200

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–150mm 1:4.0 – 5.6

Lightweight superzoom lens with great bokeh for walkaround, portrait and travel use

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Photographer Emiliano Leonardi Camera OM-D E-M1 Focal length 150mm Exposure 1/320s Aperture 5.6 ISO 4000

Photographer Shichang Chow Camera PEN E-PL1 Focal length 150mm Exposure 1/500s Aperture 5.6 ISO 400

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40– 150mm 1:4.0– 5.6 R

The perfect companion to a kit lens for close portrait or distant scene work

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M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75 – 300mm 1:4.8 – 6.7 II

High power super telephoto zoom lens for enlarging far-away objects

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Photographer Greg Bottle Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 300mm Exposure 1/160s Aperture 5.0 ISO 500

75–300mm 1:4.8–6.7 II

Photographer Greg Bottle Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 85mm Exposure 1/160s Aperture 5.0 ISO 500

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75–300mm 1:4.8–6.7 II

Photographer Grant MacDonald Camera OM-D E-M5 Focal length 300mm Exposure 1/80s Aperture 6.7 ISO 1600

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The photographers

1 Diego Garin Martin, Spain www.flickr.com/thedukenukem 2 Temelko Temelkov, Bulgaria www.temelkotemelkov.com 3 Paul Emmings, UK paulemmingsphotography. com 4 Frank RĂźckert, Germany www.pen3.de 5 Warren Fleming, South Africa www.ianfleming.co.za 6 Patrick Ludolph, Germany www.patrickludolph.de 7 Adrian Sommeling, Netherlands www.adriansommeling.com 8 Rob Trnka, Czech Republic www.robtrnka.com 9 Thomas Leuthard, Switzerland www.thomasleuthard.com 10 Barnaby Robson, UK www.barnabyrobson.org 11 Takashi Usui, Japan www.flickr. com/thailandbeach 12 Andreas VĂśgele, Switzerland www.flickr.com/andreasvoegele 13 Eugene Palomado, Canada www.eugeneslikeness.blogspot.com 14 Vittore Buzzi, Italy www.vittorebuzzi.it 15 Pamela Ross, Germany pamela-ross.de 16 Neil Buchan Grant, UK www.buchangrant.com 17 Dirk Seifert, Germany dirkseifert.500px.com 18 Adde Adesokan, Germany www.adde-adesokan.de 19 Damian McGillicuddy, UK www.damianmcgillicuddy.com 20 Tomas Polaino Artiaga, Spain www.flickr.com/ tomymac 21 John Purchase, UK www.klythawk.com 22 Denis Lincoln, USA www. redcentphotography.com 23 Hrannar Hauksson, Iceland www.flickr.com/hauxon 24 Andreas Wonisch, Germany www.andreas-wonisch.com 25 Andreas Levers, Germany www.andreas-levers.de 26 Helen Sotiriadis, Greece www.helensotiriadis. com 27 Emiliano Leonardi, Italy/Germany www.emilianoleonardi.com 28 Shichang Chow, Malaysia www.500px.com/ScChow 29 Greg Bottle, UK www.gregbottle.com 30 Grant MacDonald, Canada www.flickr.com/grantmac

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We would like to thank all those who have helped make this lens book possible. In particular we feel honoured that so many exceptional photographers have chosen to create such fabulous images with OLYMPUS cameras and lenses. It has been a great experience working with these artists to ensure their photographic excellence is shared by an even greater audience and inspires all of us to create our own unforgettable pictures. GET INVOLVED – OLYMPUS INSPIRATION For more inspiration visit OLYMPUS online where you can view more amazing images captured on OLYMPUS cameras, read guest photographers’ stories as well as reviews. What’s more you can browse OLYMPUS and user tutorials to get the most out of your camera and creativity. olympus.eu/inspiration SHOW OFF YOUR WORK – OLYMPUS WANTS TO FOLLOW YOU Show your creativity. Share the content you’ve created in your social networks and gain inspiration from our photo community. We invite you to become a part of the OLYMPUS family and to share your URLs with us. Show us your latest creations, blog posts and reviews. If your work catches our eye, we will get in touch with you about the possibility of working with you on various projects. The OLYMPUS team looks forward to hearing from you! follow.olympus.eu

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