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

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Overall 8
8.0

Great all around lens if you only had to bring ...

Thaeyo, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great all around lens if you only had to bring one lens wherever you go. Sharpness is acceptable and isn't as bad horrific as other reviews mentioned. Smooth to focus and zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

This is a good all around lens

Michael P., Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: This is a good all around lens, not super sharp like a prime, but has a good focal range. The Macro Mode is a plus, it is not 1:1 but with the x2 crop it gets you real close(I use macro rings to get even closer). I was on a budget and wanted a good multipurpose walk around lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Step Up

Markus, B&H Photo
22 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The decision to buy this lens came after much deliberation. Compared to the 14-42mm retractable lens I had on the Pen, this lens is far better: it is sharper, faster on focus, wider and longer. The near-macro and electronic zoom functions are very nice too. For $ in kit, this lens is a steal. The one demerit is the aperture range, slow to my taste. On the beat, I have not had to push the ISO beyond 1600 (no problem for the E-M10 sensor).
  • Pros: Adaptable, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

RUBEN M., Amazon
8 July 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good all weather walk around lens

Peter Mcmillan, Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: Bought used (but in what appeared to be as new condition), from a big NY City retailer. I have not tested it in the rain (yet) with my E-M5, so unsure how it will perform in that respect. Otherwise a versatile lens that takes a little getting used to. The motor zoom is odd, but better than manual zoom as the zoom ring is stiff. Macro mode works fine, a shame it is locked at one focal length.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good jack of all trades lens

Wisertime "Wisertime2000", Amazon
19 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a jack of all trades lens. Master of none, but if you get this for under $250 it's a great deal. Considering the slow aperture and the complaining by the elitist snobs, it's really not a bad lens. I find the IQ quite acceptable at the wide to middle end. IT is soft at 50mm and not ideal for portraits in low light.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good all-round kit lens

ShutterFlash, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: As a professional photographer, I use this lens on my MFT when I want to travel extra-light, packing a 100-300mm telephoto zoom along as well. This lens gives a good range of focal lengths, from wide angle 24mm equivalent to 100mm equivalent short telephoto (ideal for portraits). At the wide end, I shoot architecture and landscapes. There is minimal edge distortion and the lens focuses reasonably fast. It is a good choice at this price point.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall a good lens that is well made and versatile.

carlovillero, Ebay
8 December 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens used for my Olympus E-P3. I own the Olympus Micro 14-42 but wanted to sell it with an E-PL1. After reading many reviews I decided to purchase it. I expected it to preform as it does and am very satisfied with the lens build, a very well made lens. The macro function is delightful although the lens is slow at f:6. It focuses fast enough and accurate. I do like the dual zoom functions: manual for photography and motorized for video, a nice feature.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Olympus ED 12-50mm EZ lens: a great vacation lens.

garrettb, epinions.com
30 June 2013
  • Summary: A great vacation lens: diverse zoom range, weather resistant, and quick focus.
  • Pros: Weather resistant, nice range, well built.
  • Cons: Slow aperature, no lens hood
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for intended Prpose

Amazon Customer "Biker", Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: I have read many negative reviews of this lens. I was surprised to find that it works well with the OMD especially when in movie mode and zooming. a prime lens will give better performance, but this lens hold its own for most of the range of 12-50MM. I do mostly slide shows using Photodex Producer, so I can't use all the pixels and resolution a print maker needs. Thus, this lens does a great job for what I use it. Any vignetting is easily corrected in Lightroom.
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