Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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My go-to lens
Steward Jacques, B&H Photo
7 February 2016
Excerpt: Most of my photography is landscape while hiking in the Arizona dessert. There are times, however, when a macro lens is very useful. This is especially the case when the wild flowers are in bloom. For these situations, the Zuiko ED 12-50mm is ideal.
Excerpt: I've owned this lens for 6 months and taken a few hundred photos with it. I got it discounted along with the OMD EM-10. It is a nice lens for anyone moving up from a Point & Shoot camera. It is NOT a professional grade lens as any of the many reviewers will tell you.
Summary: Yes a bit slow, yes a bit big, but true its a good go to lens for the beginner. Unitl I started purchaing primes this was my lens of choice.(didnt know better at the time) At the time of purchase I was really into the weatherproofing thing, it seemed I really didnt need that feature.
NOT WORTH THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ABOVE THE STANDARD 14-42 iiR KIT LENS
31 May 2015
Summary: Two stars signifies that I did not like this lens (purchased elsewhere) and returned it. Why? Because it was NOT significantly better (sharpness/color balance/chromatic distortion/bokeh) than the standard 14-42 kit lens.
Excerpt: Great multifunction lens. Simple zoom, macro, electronic zoom, electronic focus, manual zoom and focus all for a reasonable price. Good for an everyday run around lens! My one minor concern is the zoom control, for the life of me, it seems counter intuitive. But, maybe that is me.
Summary: I got this lens as a kit lens bundled with my EM-5. All in all it is a good lens. Good things about it: 1. It is a durable lens, weather, splash and dust proof is a great feature. I had some chances taking photos in a super snowy winter night, with this lens, I am worry free.
Summary: Been around for a while but still good lens to have in the kit because of the 12mm wide view. 28-100 a good general purpose range. Very sharp, fast focus, 44mm MACRO function a bonus. Weatherproofing makes it useful when you don't need more than 100mm reach.
Summary: Like most of the reviews have stated, the lens is a tad slow, with a max aperture of f/6.3 on the long end. It doesn't really bother me though, since I tend to mostly shoot landscapes at f/8 anyways. It's versatile, and the macro mode comes in handy once in a while.
Summary: I have tussled with this lens for about a year. My best photos have yet to come from this lens as hard as I try. It is just too slow, not sharp enough, and not very ergonomically pleasing due to it's length.