Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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Affordable, and Weather Sealed and Versatile
18 June 2014
Summary: Just received it last night about 7:30 so it was getting dark. I opened it attached to the OMD 5 and ran outside to check it out. Some might shake their head reading my review but I am not a photographer or have deep knowledge over mm or f stops. My use of the camera is for personal reasons, although I have done weddings baby showers and photo shows for those who couldn't aford one, but do it because I have a love of taking photos What I first thought of when I attached...
When compared to other kit lenses, this 12-50mm shines
29 May 2014
Summary: My overall impression of the 12-50mm lens is that it's pretty good. Many people give it a low rating, but it depends what you compare it to and your expectations. Most kit lenses for m4/3 and DSLR's are 28-80mm (in 35mm format) affairs, usually made of plastic. Images are usually adequate, but not nearly as sharp as more expensive zoom and prime lenses. Aperture is usually 3.5-5.6 - nothing special at all. Pentax adds weather sealing, Canon has USB focus motor.
Excerpt: I'm surprised there have been no reviews since 2012 since this is still being shipped out with the EM-5, which is still being made. I guess the reviews are part of the EM-5 reviews. My overall impression of the 12-50mm lens is that it's pretty good. Many people give it a low rating, but it depends what you compare it to, and your expectations. Most kit lenses for m4/3 and DSLR's are 28-80mm (in 35mm format) affairs, usually made of plastic.
Summary: I got this because I wanted a decent wide to portrait lens for general use that was weatherproof. It is all of that. Not as sharp as micro 4/3 primes, no zoom is. I love the range from a 24mm to 100 mm equivalent. Like the similarly sized 60mm macro, I could use a little bit less length to make it perfectly sized, but it is very easy to live with and the files a very good