Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8~4 SWD
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Don't use this lens with your Olympus OMD E-M5 camera
Jack A. Taylor, Amazon
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.
Good lens but a bit of a downgrade from the 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5
Patrick Ormerod, Amazon
21 April 2012
Summary: As with all Olympus lenses this one is an exceptional lens. My complaint isn't necessarily with the performance of the lens but with the downgrade in performance Olympus designed into the lens when comparing it to the lens it replaced (14-54mm f/2.8-3.5). This lens replaced a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 that got damaged and I didn't realize how much I enjoyed the fixed aperture of the Sigma lens until it was gone.
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. 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
Summary: I have owned and used this lens for about 4 months now and I must say I am very pleased with the lens. For starters, this lens would fall in the same category as the 14-54mm lens which was the kit lens for the E-1, I used this to replace my 14-54mm lens on the E-510. Initially I was a little disappointed with the large size and weight of the lens when compared to the 14-54mm, but then it made sense as I was getting an additional 8mm in focal length range as well as ED...
Summary: Also wenn man dieses Objektiv gegen die aktuellen Versionen vergleicht (zB 12-40 2.8) dann ist im Vornherein klar, was der Gewinner ist. Aber ich hab nach langem hin und her das Objektiv behalten weil: - es einfach einen super Brennweitenbereich hat bei ordentlicher Lichtstärke - die Bildqualität wirklich gut ist - und der Preis für mich erschwinglich war Also den four third Adapter hatte ich bereits und das Objektiv kostete mich weniger als die Hälfte der mFT version.
Summary: Das Objektiv harmoniert bestens mit der E-5 und zeichnet enorm scharf. Lediglich im aüßersten Weitwinkelbereich ist eine geringe chromatische Aberration zu bemerken, die zweckmäßigerweise mit einem Entwicklingsprogramm korrigiert werden kann. Vermutlich ist dies bei nahezu allen WW-Zoomobjektiven der Fall. Die Verarbeitung ist sehr gut, allerdings ist das Objektiv recht teuer.
Summary: Es el objetivo perfecto, en el entorno de 35 mm, equivaldría a un 24 - 120 mm, es decir tenemos en un sólo objetivo desde un gran angular hasta un tele corto, además de muy luminoso, ya que el gran angular empieza por un f 2.8, que para nocturnas es ideal. Vamos, lo denominaría un todo terreno.