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8.4 out of 10

Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake

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Overall 4

Olympus Lacks good prime lenses

Taryn Truese "Tarilyn Quinn", Amazon
20 April 2010
  • Summary: Owning an olympus makes me cry. I own 5 lenses (2 kit lenses that came with my camera) and 3 primes. The 50MM prime is the only one of the 5 that is worth getting. A lot of the other lenses are too expensive to purchase ($1000+) so i figured investing in more primes was a good idea since the 50mm was so wonderful. I was completely wrong! DO NOT BUY ANY OTHERS! The 25mm pancake lens was slightly sharper than the 35mm (which is a complete joke).
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Overall 4

Small package with mediocre results

James Albert "Surf's up Studios", Amazon
26 February 2009
  • Summary: I was very excited to try this little lens for those times I needed speed and lightness. Grabbing it out of the box, the first thing I noticed how tiny the front element was compared to my other Zuikos'. It said it was a f/2.8...WoW! How did they do that? Second thing...No lens hood! I would of thought Olympus would want to give me flair free images. Ok. Put it on the camera and was amazed how light the camera (E300) became! Kinda changed the whole economics of it.
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