Reviews and Problems with Olympus 12MM F2.0 M.ZUIKO
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Review
12 October 2011
Excerpt: This premium optic from Olympus for Micro Four Thirds system compatible cameras costs around £650 and offers a wide field of view equivalent to a 24mm lens on a 35mm camera, internal focusing and a fast f/2 maximum aperture.
Pros: Superb metal build quality, Good AF/MF control, Hyperfocal scale, Excellent optical performance in the centre at fast apertures
Cons: Premium price (although in this case, you get what you pay for), No hood or case provided
Summary: A fast, solidly-built, wide-angle prime lens for Micro Four Thirds System cameras.The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12m f/2.0 lens is a 'fast' prime lens that covers a field of view equivalent to a 24mm lens on a 35mm camera. Ideal for landscape photography, its wide maximum aperture also makes it suitable for candid and street photography in poorly-lit situations. Unfortunately, its high price tag could deter many potential purchasers. . .
Pros: You want a well-built, wide-angle lens with quiet autofocusing for shooting video., You'd like to explore the creative options of the wide maximum aperture., You want good manual focusing.
Cons: You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You require excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. IMATEST GRAPHS (based on JPEG files from the PEN E-P3)