Reviews and Problems with Olympus 12MM F2.0 M.ZUIKO
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Small but mighty
jimkahnw, B&H Photo
21 February 2016
Excerpt: I bought this lens in honor of the 24mm Nikkor I once had. It was my go-to lens when I was a photojournalist and architectural photographer, back in the film days. Now I wanted to pair it with my OMDs, for a discrete look of the street photographer and the extra stop over the M.Zuiko 12-40.
Excerpt: Small, well-built and sharp, with a bright f2 maximum aperture. Autofocus is fast, and the manual focus is smooth and easy. It's pretty sharp even wide open, and gets sharper as you stop down.
Summary: I recently purchased this lens from Amazon as I was looking for a wide angle lens, suitable for landscape and low light with bright aperture and of high quality glass. The Oly 12mm f2.0 lens is the one considering you accept the fact that this is a single focal length.
Very nice expensive wide angle micro four thirds lens
12 August 2012
Summary: This is a great wide angle 24mm equivalent lens for micro four thirds. This lens is perfect for those who like to only shoot prime lenses and are looking for a sharp wide angle lens. I owned this lens but eventually sold it when I replaced it with the 12-35mm panasonic zoom.
A 24mm equivalent that's worth buying, but a little pricey
Sandia Keith, Amazon
12 August 2012
Summary: I might have a different opinion of this lens, based on physics rather than price. Wide angle lenses, and this is borderline ultrawide, are just never going to be as sharp in the corners as their longer cousins.
Summary: I have been comparing the Panasonic 14mm 2.5 with the Olympus 12mm and I find the results of the 14mm the same. A professional reviewer (slrgear) agrees that in the center they are as sharp. Corners are better on the 12mm in that review. But the Panasonic is a third the price.
Excerpt: I use the Olympus EP2 as my take-along camera when I don't need the medium format digital, but I want the best lenses that can be obtained for this format. The 12mm f/2 is a wonderfully useful lens - wider than anything I have for medium format and fast.
Summary: I've taken about 300 photos with this lens and have gotten some really great shots that people have really commented on. I'm kind of new to this level of photography equipment so the only down side to this lens seems to me to be the price.
Excerpt: I use this lens on a Panasonic AF100 video camera, and I really like the size and weight as well as the picture quality. It also focuses fast, and the manual focus mode with distance markings gives me a type of confidence that you never really have with modern "focus-by-wire" lenses.