Olympus 12 mm - F/2 ... Is it worth the $$ ?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
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texinwien Senior Member • Posts: 3,320
Re: Hold it right there, pardner

G1Houston wrote:

texinwien wrote:

You're leaving out the SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm t/1.6. As long as the OP doesn't need AF at this short focal length, this lens is faster and cheaper than the Oly. It's also gotten some good reviews, and I believe it's also made out of metal.

Add that as another cheaper choice if AF isn't required.

tex

Yeah, but considering that the SLR lens is >$500, it is a lot of money for a MF only lens.  It is a truly special purpose lens.

Have you seen the prices for the Voigtländer and Schneider Kreuzbach lenses? They're manual focus and make the SLR Magic lens look downright cheap

Short focal lengths are where manual focus is easier, anyway - thus the zone focus feature on the Olympus 12mm. Not too hard to get everything into focus with a 12mm lens.

OK, I'll admit - it's a specialty lens, but I think it's worth a look if you're already thinking about dropping $800 on the Oly.

tex

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