Reviews and Problems with Olympus 12MM F2.0 M.ZUIKO
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AerialMikeCR, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: We bought this to use it on the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera to fly it with our octocopter and the BMPCC Z15 Zenmuse. This lens is absolutely amazing! The level of detail, fast focusing and sharpness is wonderful. 100% recommended. We plan to use it on the upcoming GH4 camera we are buying.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had already bought other Olympus lenses, like the 45mm, the 60mm macro, etc... This was the second time I had bought this Oly 12mm in 8 months, and I felt it better to return them both times. I had thought that the first time, I had simply gotten a bad sample, but this second one 8 months later was the same. It is a good to very good lens, depending on aperture and subject distance.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
Excerpt: I wanted to love this lens. I own the 45mm Olympus and it's truly amazing. This lens has a better build quality, and a great focusing ring that adds to its appeal. However, the image quality was disappointing. Not nearly up to the quality of the 45mm, or the Panasonic 20mm I also use. Great looking, well built, but I can not recommend this lens due to its lack of sharpness and inability to resolve detail. I give it two stars for the great design and build.
Excerpt: The image quality is fantastic. Wide open there's some minor distortion and vignetting but both are well within tolerable norms. Stop down to F/2.8 and those problems go away - it's amazing. The lens is literally sharp wide open or stopped down. There's hardly any noticeable flare and distortion is well-controlled.
Best Olympus Prime Lens- I got a great copy for around $500 !
10 February 2014
Summary: Everybody shooting mfts cameras want fast and wide, and this is the best prime made by Olympus. I was able to shoot without flash at an indoor super bowl party at ISO 800 and 1/10 of a second(shutter priority) with no blur with my EP3. When you combine f2 and IBIS, the EP3 is fantastic. I can't even do this with an f1.4 lens on me Nikon D700(without kicking up the ISO to 1600). I wish Nikon would put IBIS in an upgrade(Maybe 24megapixels)to the D700.
Excerpt: Lovely lens with snappy and quiet auto focus. Attached to my E-P 3. I have the E-P 2 as well and just purchased the E-P 5 with 17 mm lens and viewfinder. Quite pleased with the overall Olympus Micro Four Thirds E-P system. The camera fits my small hands, is light weight and of durable construction and lastly the image quality is quite good. Next purchase, a pro level zoom lens.