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 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 is one misunderstood lens. A good performer overall, with slight soft corners wide open, but still a stellar lens stopping it down a bit. But I don't really care for stopping down a lens, specially this one, since is so slow, so I most of the time shoot wide open, unless I'm taking Macro, which...
Very nice weather sealed lesn with macro capabilities
Manish Vanjara, olympusamerica.com
25 March 2015
Summary: This lens covers a very userful 24mm (35mm equivalent) to 100mm focal length. This focal length is ideal for most photography. Being weather sealed helps. Keep in mind that you need a weather sealed body as well such as the EM5 or EM1. There is a macro mode which is surprisingly good.
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.