Excerpt: this Oly 12 is fast becoming my favorite, alongside the Oly 45. Great construction, useful focal length, small size, wonderful image quality. It's not for everything, but great for travel, indoors, landscape. it's such a sweet lens, I'm afraid my Oly 17 is going to get jealous!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
A 24mm equivalent that's worth buying, but a little pricey
Sandia Keith, Amazon
29 August 2014
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. It has more to do with physics and bending of light, reality rather than the price of the lens. All my very to ultrawide lenses are like that, some better than others. I am a professional, and have also studied and practiced Physics as an Engineer.
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
Very nice expensive wide angle micro four thirds lens
31 August 2013
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. The reason why I eventually sold it and why I can only give it 4 starts instead of 5 stars is because the lens, I believe, is really overpriced. - Does it give you great images? Yes.
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. Pros: - lens produces sharp images - great color and focus rendering - well built lens, all metal - great design and nice to look at especially when fit with the Olympus OMD - fast auto focus - great for...
Summary: The best 24mm lens(in 35mm format)with high image quality and construction. At f/2, it is possible to shot handheld in the night. However, the lens is considered expensive. If you are a zoom lens fan goes Lumix 12-35/2.8 or 14/2.5 for much more economic choice.
Excerpt: Excellent center sharpness with just a hint of corner softness wide open. The corner softness goes away completely by F4.0. Some CA and shading which go away when you stop down and in any case can be fixed in post processing. The snap focus feature is unique and very functional. If you need wide angle and a fast aperature this is a must buy!
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction