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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Olympus
Model M.Zuiko Digital 12-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 12 - 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 6.3
Angle of view 84 - 24 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:1.4
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF MSC
Lens Construction 10 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 57 x 83 mm
Weight 211 g
Additional information

Average rating (5 owners reviews).

Build quality 3.40
Optical quality 3.20
Value for money 3.60
Overall 3.40
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User: Eskil
IP 2.106.x.x
Date: 2014-03-10 18:06:51
Owner since: 6 months
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Less sharp than my 14-42 (one) lens Long minimum focusing distance. When manually zooming, you can feel you drive the motor - not a delicious feeling

Pros: Does everything. Fast focus. Sharper than my 14.42 IIR Macro

Summary: It is a versatile kit lens, but maybe trying to do too much, bringing the sharpness down. Olympus promised me it would be better than the 14-42's, but it's less sharp than the 14-42 (one)

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User: Pashka
IP 78.203.x.x
Date: 2014-01-10 17:10:35
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Slow maximum aperture. Size is a bit long although the length is fixed

Pros: Useful range for city visiting and trekking. Excellent macro performance. Weather-sealed. Decent optical quality. Light weight

Summary: Kit lens when I bought my OM-D. The slow aperture is not a problem for me (shooting very often landscape and city), and I use other lens for low light (pana 1.7/20mm) or for mountaineering (pana 2.5/14mm). To recommend as a everyday lens

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User: Pedro
IP 90.12.x.x
Date: 2013-03-23 16:56:12
Owner since: 6 months
Price: with the o
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: aperture is not fixed and very slow. Not really suitable for Variable nd filters because of the round front element.

Pros: Nice build quality, even if it's plastic. very good for video in bright sunlight l-fn for video strong "Pumpy" zoom control weatherproof easily one of the best kit lens for MFT not too big on a om-d

Summary: a great kit lens for the om-d. can easily be an everyday lens, when it's raining and you still want to use your camera without a plastic bag around it.

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User: Destroyer666
IP 91.152.x.x
Date: 2012-11-22 13:52:41
Owner since: 6 months
Price: too much
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Too small maximum aperture. Too long to carry under coat.

Pros: Weatherproof, can do 1:2 macro.

Summary: I do not use this lens much, because the 12mm f/2.0 and 45mm f/1.8 are so much better, in every respect (except macro & weatherproofing) If this lens was a constant f/4 (which is not impossible nowadays) and it was a bit better optically, I´d probably use it more. Now I feel it´s a waste of time to use this for anything except shooting in the rain, which I don´t do anyway.

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User: Dogbytes
IP 86.128.x.x
Date: 2012-11-22 08:43:06
Owner since: 6 months
Price: Kit lens
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Slow maximum aperture.

Pros: Useful range (24-100 35mm equivalent). Excellent macro performance. Weather-sealed. Decent optical quality. Light weight.

Summary: A very useful lens which I bought with my OM-D because it is weather-sealed. It is a much better lens than I expected and even the slow aperture isn't much of a problem due to the low light performance and IS on the OM-D. I have other lenses if I really need a shallow depth of field. A highly recommended walk-around lens.


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