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Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake
8.3 out of 10

Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake

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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 7
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 8
Build quality 8

Expert Review

DP Review
23 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake is an idiosyncratic little lens with its own unique 'personality', and therefore really rather difficult to categorize. Unusually for a Zuiko, we're not exactly shouting from the rooftops about its optical quality; it's sharp enough for sure, but the...
  • Pros: Tiny size and extremely light weight, Decent sharpness, remarkably consistent across all apertures from wide open to F8, Proper manual focus ring and non-rotating front element
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration visible across much of the frame, Noticeable barrel distortion, Impractical screw-in lens cap
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Overall 8

Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm 1:2.8 'pancake'

Camera Labs
1 June 2008
  • Summary: The Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm ‘pancake’ lens is an ideal general-purpose lens for any Four Thirds owners who value portability. It is first and foremost really very small, measuring 64mm in diameter and just 23.5mm thick.
  • Pros: Very slim and light. Ideal for smaller bodies., Coverage suitable for general-purpose use., Bright f2.8 aperture., Usable manual focusing ring.
  • Cons: Lacking the focal range flexibility of a zoom., Coloured fringing in corners., Screw-on lens cap slow to fit and remove., 14-42mm is cheaper when bought in a kit.
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Zuiko Digital 25 mm f/2.8

8 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2008-04-09 on Optyczne.pl On 5 March 2008 the Olympus company announced the launch of a new reflex camera, marked E-420 and a new pancake lens – the Zuiko Digital 25 mmf/2.8. The premiere excited a lot of photography fans.
  • Cons: distortion a bit too high,, visible vignetting .
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Expert Review

11 October 2008
  • Summary: No i mamy odpowiedź. Zuiko Digital 25 mm f/2.8 to na pewno nie zabawka lecz pełnoprawny obiektyw, który potrafi robić ostre zdjęcia i to w całym zakresie swoich przysłon. Nie obyło się bez wpadek, ale są one drobne i nikną wobec poważnych zalet, których jest niemało.
  • Pros: oryginalna, ciekawa i solidna obudowa,, bardzo niewielkie gabaryty i waga,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, rozsądnie trzymana na wodzy koma i astygmatyzm,, bardzo dobra praca pod ostre światło,, dobra praca autofokusa.
  • Cons: trochę za duża dystorsja,, widoczne winietowanie.
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