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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12 mm f/2.0 ED

Manufacturer Olympus
Model M.Zuiko Digital 12 mm f/2.0 ED
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 12 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 84 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:12.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF MSC
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 46 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 56 x 43 mm
Weight 130 g
Additional information DSA lens, Aspherical lens, ED lens & Super HR lenses
Option: Lens Hood (LH-48)
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.50 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. Kaz
    Kaz 19 January 2023, 12:49
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    IP 24.135.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 300$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Corners are borderline acceptable wide open. MF clutch like the 17mm f1.8 uses the old protocol so MF aids like magnification dont get triggered automatically when moving the ring in MF clutch mode. (Normal MF mode works fine)

    Pros: Small, well built, metal, solid optics. Really a gorgeous lens.

    Summary: MFT has two excellent 12mm primes, its jsut up to you which one is more up your alley.

  2. Michael Shea
    Michael Shea 5 December 2012, 13:25
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    IP 94.175.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £532
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None, so long as you can afford it.

    Pros: Absolutely superb build quality and good looks. Fast and reliable auto-focus and very useful 'snapshot' manual alternative. Colours and contrast similarly outstanding, and corner to corner sharpness can be obtained from f4 onwards. In fact, you can pre-set the focus to 3 metres, choose f4 and simply concentrate on your composition time after time. Results will be marvellous.

    Summary: My favourite wide-angle for use with MFT had previously been the four thirds Olympus ZD 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 lens, which I eventually and regretfully sold. But this new lens outperforms the zoom comfortably. Regarding the price tag, my philosophy has always been to divide the cost by the number of times I'm likely to use something. My worst purchases have invariably been the things that stay on the shelf. This won't. It's a great lens.

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