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9.6 out of 10

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8~4 SWD

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8~4 SWD

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Overall 8
8.4
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
6 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus were in a unique position when entering the digital SLR market; with no legacy 35mm autofocus mount, they were free (or depending upon your point of view, forced) to design a whole new system from scratch. Their chosen solution was to use a relatively small sensor size coupled with highly telecentric lenses, and their subsequent marketing has tended to emphasize the potential size and weight advantage of the E system.
  • Pros: Very useful wideangle to telephoto range, Superb optics, Excellent build quality, dust and splash-proof, Impressive resistance to flare, Decent macro performance
  • Cons: Pronounced and complex distortion at wideangle, Slightly sub-par lens hood, Shadowing of built-in flash at wideangle on smaller bodies, Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Review / Test Report

photozone.de
4 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Olympus Zuiko Digital lenses have quite a reputation - they're supposed to be among the best out there and the 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD is a surely a worthy representative matching the high expectations. It produces very sharp and contrasty images throughout the range. Vignetting, distortions and lateral chromatic aberrations (CAs) are all well controlled for a standard zoom lens. The quality of the bokeh could be a little better maybe.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD Lens

PhotoReview
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Designed for general photography, the new Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm Pro lens is a high-performance standard wide zoom lens that is optimised for use with the E-3 DSLR camera. It features a splash-proof and dust-proof design and robust construction plus the Olympus Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) lens drive mechanism that supports an ultra-fast, quiet and high-precision AF system. . .
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD Lens

PhotoReview
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Designed for general photography, the new Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm Pro lens is a high-performance standard wide zoom lens that is optimised for use with the E-3 DSLR camera. It features a splash-proof and dust-proof design and robust construction plus the Olympus Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) lens drive mechanism that supports an ultra-fast, quiet and high-precision AF system. . .
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