12-50mm review repository

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12-50mm review repository
Mar 15, 2012

Reviews for this intriguing lens have started pouring in, so I thought it might be a good idea to collect them in one place. I'll start with a list of the ones I'm aware of - feel free to expandthis list with additional tests.

The most receint 12-50mm lens review is, I believe, this one:


This is a fairly detailed, photographer-centric review with usage tips, dozens of sample photos, video demonstrations, centre and corner crops at every f-stop at three distinct focal lengths - but no test charts or numerical results for the measurebator crowd. Their most surprising finding is that the lens has better macro capabilities than you'd think based on Olympus' published specs.

The other reviews I'm aware of are

Ephotozine: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-m-zuiko-digital-ed-12-50mm-f-3-5-6-3-ez-lens-review-18684

This is a shorter review, with fewer samples, but it comes complete with a comprehensive suite of Imatest results for those who are into that kind of thing.

Pekka Potka: http://pekkapotka.squarespace.com/journal/2011/12/24/olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-135-63.html and http://pekkapotka.squarespace.com/journal/2011/12/30/olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-f35-63-in-comparison.html

This is a two-part review with a user report and an exhaustive comparison with the 14-42mm and 12-60mm lenses.

Daisuki Photo: http://daisukiphoto.com/content/review-olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-f35-63-lens

This is a concise, well written and to-the-point review with some interesting samples, a video and a comparison with the 12mm f/2 lens.

Robin Wong (well I guess everybody knows this excellent photographer-centric review)

Macro: http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/12/olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-f35-63-review.html

Wide-angle: http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/01/olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-f35-63-review.html

Street: http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/01/olympus-mzuiko-12-50mm-f35-63-review_05.html

As I said at the outset, feel free to use this thread to add further reviews or comment on the ones already on the list.

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