Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Review
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