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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 8
8.0

A good lens, but I ordered in error.

Ronald Maglio, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Bear in mind, this is four-thirds and NOT micro 4/3. I made the same mistake, but was unable to resell it on Amazon because there is already a surplus of these. Had to hunt around but was able to find an affordable aftermarket adapter.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good lens

passat driver, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: After searching high and low for a 50mm lens (or 4/3 equivalent) I can say that this is the lens I've been looking for. It is simple to operate and achieves the quality I'm looking for in snapshot and informal portrait photography. Although the lens pairs well with my E-510, I find that sometimes the lens must not mate correctly with the body's contacts; I have to remove the lens and clean contacts for it to operate correctly. It's a very mild inconvenience.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens...

SJ, Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Took thousands of great pictures with it.. and still working.. Perfect match for the Olympus Evolt camera .. Recommended ..
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Overall 8
8.0

small and handy

John Murdock, Amazon
26 December 2012
  • Summary: It is nice to have a prime lens that does not take up extra space in my bag. I can take it anywhere and it is very useful.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Worthwhile Purchase for Me

choetzl, Ebay
5 February 2012
  • Summary: I wanted this lens because it duplicates the "normal" lens for 35mm photography. Unless it breaks or I lose it, I will not buy another one. Other lenses by other manufacturers in this approximate focal length are formulated as wide angle lenses.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good lens for the price

Michael Geary, Adorama
18 January 2012
  • Excerpt: A good lens for our needs(close up work).Suposedlyit is as near to the naked eye,but at a fixed 2.8apearture. We wonder if thats true!Beware, do notbuy the chaeper models as the are for the oldercamaras and they will not fit!The olympus lenshood is a joke.We cannot see any use for it.All in all,a nice well made lens for the price &might even be good for general use too!
  • Pros: Clean focus up close, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great small lens, good cost-benefit ratio.

campinni, Ebay
21 June 2011
  • Summary: Even though is a small lens it works great. You can take advantage of the DOF in your photos, and create beautiful images (portrait or landscapes). In my case, it's a second hand lens, handled with care so I got myself a very nice cost-benefit deal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Useful ultra-compact Olympus prime

Googlyelmo, Adorama
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Primes for DSLRs are getting rare as hen's teeth. While this Olympus normal lens is not as fast as the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or as sharp and contrasty as the Leica (exact length and speed escapes me just now, but faster than 2.8 and 46-49º AOV), it is a winning performer, on price, compactness, and general utility. It is probably the smallest and lightest lens I have ever had for either a DSLR or 35mm.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
29 September 2010
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
29 September 2010
  • Summary: In short: decent lens, decent price, fun to use, not for everyone. Let me get my technical observations out of the way first. It's very small and light, and very easy to wield. I'd avoid this lens if you only had an E-3, but on any other model is a welcome change from using a big zoom. It comes with a screw-on lens cap. It's very thin and looks nice, but kind of a pain to deal with unless you leave it off most of the time.
  • Pros: size/weight, good and consistent IQ; but see weaknesses, versatile and useful focal length as a prime
  • Cons: chromatic aberration performance, screw-on lens cap is not practical
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