Oly's Micro Lens Strategy Is A Mess!

Started May 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
W A Stewart
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In reply to RoyGBiv, May 24, 2012

Perhaps other have already pointed this out, but the available range is already quite big.
So what do we have:

the derided 12-50mm macro kit lens. I wonder how many deriding it have actually used it or compared its results with other lenses. I have. For most purposes its IQ is perfectly fine. If you know you need top notch IQ for some reason, you know to switch. But it focuses fast, has a useful range, and is quite small. I'll skip the other kit lenses, even the tele zooms, which at least offer a fairly wide range.
7-14mm f/4
8mm fisheye
12mm f/2
12-35mm f/2.8
(12-60mm or so rumored to be forthcoming)
14mm f/2.5 - not a bad little lens either by the way
14-54mm II FT with adapter
I'll skip the 17mm f/2.8 despite its nice focal length
19mm f/2.8 Sigma
20mm f/1.7 - really nice lens; all round excellent
25mm f/1.4
30mm f/2.8 Sigma
(35-100 mm forthcoming)
45mm f/2.8 macro
45mm f/1.8
60mm f/2.8 macro
75mm f/1.8

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