Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm F2.8 Pancake
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Really, really good
tbuyer "tbuyer", Amazon
5 August 2013
Summary: ------------ Bottom-line ------------ * Excellent performer * Works great on my E-P3 with Panasonic adapter. ------------ Details ------------ My first words after the first shots with this lens were:" wow... this is really, really good" After using it for a while my opinion is "yeap...
Summary: I've only used it a couple of times so far, but the results have been great! I'm hoping Olympus pulls through with at least one last 4/3 dslr camera this fall (the E-7 is something I've been waiting for). If you have any E System cameras, this is definitely a lens to add to your collection!
Summary: This lens is good to own for these reasons: It is small and light; it give image quality that is as good as more expensive lenses; it is fast enough at 2.8 to allow available light shooting; it gives the same perspective as the human eye. With this lens you will take your SLR when you might otherwise leave it at home. Add a wide angle such as the 9-18 and a telephoto such as the 40-150 and you have all you need for 98% of picture taking.
Summary: excellent lens, of course it is not made for the Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini, get this for that it is very possible to make mistakes with this lens, if you use a digital Olympus Four Thirds Adapter MMF-2 will have in hand an excellent tool to take pictures with this great lens, I can assure you, it is a bit expensive but worth it, and the price of the adapter will not break your wallet.
Good small cheap lens, good and sharp picture quality and great for trips.
6 September 2012
Summary: I needed a small lens for quick trips. I don't like that you have to buy the hood separately, but I do like that the hood is made of metal, still the hood is somewhat expensive. I use it with my e-420, they are made for each other. Is not as sharp as my 50mm f2, but I think is better than the 14-42mm (which I think is really good for a kit lens) at the 25mm range.
Summary: This is one of those lenses that you will treasure. From the first time I shot with it mounted on my E-620, it was a joy because of how light and balanced it makes the camera, how rapidly the camera focuses (as compared to the very nice kit zoom lenses), and how bright the image appears in the viewfinder (again compared to the high quality kit zooms).
Summary: Have been playing with my new 25mm partnered with an OM-D E-M5 for a few weeks now. Enjoying the camera much more this way than with the kit 12-50mm originally purchased. That's a good lens but its a bit obtrusive. With the adapter and 25mm I have to think on my feet to frame each shot but people hardly notice so, consequently, I'm having the kind of fun I remember having with my first SLR waaay back in 1978. Image quality is great.