Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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Great for what we need!
Neil London, B&H Photo
22 October 2015
Excerpt: We got this lens per recommendation from Blackmagic Design for our Studio 4K cameras. It's not the best lens, but it's definitely not the worst. I think the amazement came more from the fact it works with the BMD ATEM's remote control. SO focus function, zoom, and stop control.
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.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Summary: I am kind of new to Micro Four Thirds. I have only had my camera a couple of months and have spent a bunch of money on some lenses and other accessories so I was not looking to spend a whole lot more this quickly.
Summary: I really can't understand the complaints about this kit lens. For the price it gives you an incredible number of features. Yes it is slow at the tele end, but if you need a fast portrait lens, pick one up! Or save up for the 12-40 2.8.
Best option (at this price) for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Director Mark, B&H Photo
14 June 2015
Excerpt: My first MFT lens, and purchased for the Blackmagic Studio Camera. It's one of the very few lenses that work well with this camera and the zoom servo, aperture and focus can all be controlled fully via the BM ATEM software. In addition, the zoom works with my Libec LANC Zoom Controller fully.
Summary: This lens replaced my 14-42 lens... It performs better in low light, and is pretty decent as a macro lens. Another great feature is that this lens is weather sealed... I use it on the EM-1 and have had no problem shooting in the rain with it.
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction