Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8~4 SWD
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Wildlife Nut, B&H Photo
26 August 2013
Excerpt: Got this lens to document my daughter, who was born this year (informal snapshots). Great lens that has become the default lens on my camera. A bit heavy/bulky, but the image quality more than makes up for it (and is to be expected in great glass). The only negative that I noticed is it reached F4.0 rather quickly as you zoom (you hit F3.7 at 35mm). This prompted me to give it 4 stars instead of 5, but all in all I would recommend this lens all day long.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use with my Panasonic AG-AF100 thru MMF-2 Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter. Initially I was worried because there is no recommendation on Panasonic website but the lens is very nice and the iris works correctly. Only autofocus doesn't work but I didn't use this function.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this lens to use with my Panasonic AF100, so my thoughts are a bit slanted, based on that. It is a still lens, so it has its limitations for video. That said, as a variable prime lens, it has an excellent focal range for video and is fast enough to deal with most lighting situations. It does however have a clicking noise when changing f-stops and also a tendency to close down beyond the point you might like your stop to be when zooming.
Summary: The reason I take one star away is suggested as below: For smaller cameras E-5xx, E-4xx, and E-6xx, you may not be able to use the internal flash at 12mm end with hood since the size of this lense will block some of the flash light causing some shadow in photos. Design problem or body's limitation? The quality is great and much better than the kit lense when comparing my own 14-42mm, 40-150mm, and 70-300mm. It is close to the 50mm.
Excerpt: This 12-60mm will amaze you if you upgrade from kit lense. You should have seen its great technical reviews at many websits. I don't need to express how great is this lense. From the size, yes, it is heavier and bulkier than the kit lense but that's how it increase its image quality. It will be much better if it can be fixed at F2.8 or 60mm end at 3.5 at least. <br /><br />You should see the potential problem it may have and to see if you can take it or not.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use it as my primary lens for family shots and landscapes. Great range for one lens (24-120) Very sharp images Weather proof construction Very fast focus minor, but i wish it was 2.8 through out the range.