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.
Summary: This is a high quality lens in construction and build, but call me unsophisticated, i couldn't tell any difference in image quality between the 14-42mm lens and this one, so i was just a bit disappointed, seeing as how this lens cost nearly a thousand bucks. it's heavy too, so it doesn't make for an easy carry on a long day. the kit lens is just fine.
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.