Reviews and Problems with Olympus 12MM F2.0 M.ZUIKO
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Sharp Fast Medium Wide Lens
Ralph, B&H Photo
26 January 2015
Excerpt: This is my second lens for my Olympus OM-D E-M1 after the 75-300 mm Zoom. With a 35mm equivalent of 24 meters this works as a medium wide prime lens. I have gotten fantastic landscape shots with this lens with good color. This lens lets in plenty of light and works great for outdoor photography.
Summary: My favorite standard wide for m43. Very sharp, colors look great, no image distortion at corners, great build quality (lightweight, but sturdy). The sliding focus ring doesn't work great for video, seems to be a delay in the electronic focusing mechanism. Overall I love this lens and haven't found any better 12mm on mft.
Excerpt: I use this lens for the BMPCC and I'm very glad I chose it. It's a great all-around lens with a respectable max aperture and a wide angle with little fish-eye. At the moment, this is the only lens I have that works with the BMPCC, but I've actually found that it does a great job in almost every scenario - with the exception of interviews where a very shallow DoF is needed.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Many uses, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I love my Olympus 17mm pancake lens. The weight plus length and quality of the output I get made it hard to walk away from. As a primarily street shooter, carrying a camera that cloaks itself well in public is important to me. I was worried about how this lens would look. I'm happy to say the size isn't overwhelming for street photography. As for performance, I was blown away how quickly the lens auto focused.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh