Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8~4 SWD
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Fine lens, but DON'T use with a micro four thirds camera
13 May 2013
Summary: Typical of Olympus cameras and lenses, the 12-60mm is a fine lens. However, don't buy it for your MICRO four thirds camera. I bought an adaptor to make it fit my Olympus OMD E-M5 and soon found out that the automatic focus noisily seeks the subject, and most of the time can't find it, or takes forever to find it. I tried the 12-60 on another micro four thirds camera - a Panasonic GF1. Automatic focus didn't work at all: The GF1 defaulted to manual focus.
Excerpt: I have an EP-3 which is a micro 4/3 camera and this lens, is well, a 4/3. After reading many reviews about it, i decided to go to to B&H and purchase this glass along with the adaptor to fit my camera body. In the store when i mounted this lens on Olympus' DSLR's, the lens focused very quick and took great pictures under the flourescent light. When i came home i was rather displeased with how it functioned on the EP-3.
Excerpt: The lens is sharp enough and does what I needed it to do, which is relatively good performance in low light. But its iris is clicking and there's some breathing as well. Good, but not great for video.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: Neu bei der E-3 ist der schwenkbare Monitor. In Verbindung mit dem schnellen AF-System lässt sich dadurch auch der Live View Modus besser nutzen, da man z. B. auch bei umgehängter Kamera von oben den Bildausschnitt kontrollieren kann. Gute Idee.