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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

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REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

photodo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This 4.2x zoom lens from Olympus is compatible with Micro Four Thirds system cameras and provides an angle of view equivalent to a 24-100mm lens on a 35mm camera. Unusually for a lens covering this range the maximum aperture is rather slow at the telephoto end at only f/6.3. This lens costs around £300 and sports internal focusing and zoom, a choice of powered or mechanical zooming options, a dedicated focus lock button, a novel macro function and is splash proof.
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Overall 7
6.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ Lens

PhotoReview
17 May 2012
  • Pros: You want a capable general-purpose lens and it's offered with the E-M5 body., You want superior resolution across a wide range of aperture settings with all focal lengths. Don’t buy this lens if :, You need true macro capabilities., You require a fast lens for low light work and/or differential focusing.
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M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

LensTip.com
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The Micro 4/3 system has been developing by leaps and bounds and the number of lenses, currently available, approaches 40 different models. There are a lot of ‘kit’ lenses of 14-42 mm class and also 14-140/150 mm megazoom devices. However none of the producers has offered a ‘kit’ lens which would give you a bit bigger focal length range and a wider angle of view at the same time.
  • Cons: average image quality on the edge of the frame,, very high distortion on the wide angle,, significant vignetting at the shortest focal length,, weak work against bright light.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

PhotographyBLOG
13 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The lens has a very versatile focal range. At the 12mm end, the diagonal angle of view is 84°, i.e. the same as that of a 24mm lens in a 35mm system.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Review

ePHOTOzine
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This 4.2x zoom lens from Olympus is compatible with Micro Four Thirds system cameras and provides an angle of view equivalent to a 24-100mm lens on a 35mm camera. Unusually for a lens covering this range the maximum aperture is rather slow at the telephoto end at only f/6.3. This lens costs around £300 and sports internal focusing and zoom, a choice of powered or mechanical zooming options, a dedicated focus lock button, a novel macro function and is splash proof.
  • Pros: Novel design, Excellent macro feature, Good splash-proof build, Zoom switchable between powered and direct modes, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow f/6.3 maximum aperture at 50mm, Lower sharpness than many other Micro Four Thirds lenses, especially at 50mm, Prone to flare at 12mm and no hood is supplied as standard
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
14 March 2012
  • Summary: Lubię pisać podsumowania testów optyki Olympusa, bo zwykle testowane obiektywy chwalę. Co jak co, ale obiektywy zawsze Olympus miał dobre. Niestety podsumowanie testu Olympusa M.Zuiko Digital 12–50 mm f/3.5–6.3 ED EZ będzie wyjątkiem i dużej ilości pochwał nie będzie. Odniosłem bowiem wrażenie, że konstruktorzy tego obiektywu skupili się na tym, żeby zapewnić użyteczny zakres ogniskowych w niewielkich gabarytach, uszczelnienia i elektroniczny mechanizm zmiany ogniskowej...
  • Pros: dość solidna i uszczelniona obudowa,, użyteczny zakres ogniskowych,, dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, rozsądnie korygowana aberracja chromatyczna,, niewielka koma,, mały astygmatyzm,, znikome winietowanie dla dłuższych ogniskowych,, szybki i skuteczny autofokus.
  • Cons: przeciętna jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, bardzo duża dystorsja na szerokim kącie,, spore winietowanie na najkrótszej ogniskowej,, słaba praca pod ostre światło.
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