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

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
bowportes
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Re: Olympus 12 mm - F/2 ... Is it worth the $$ ?
In reply to Extract0r, Mar 30, 2013

Extract0r wrote:

I found 12mm FOV to be too wide for general purposes.  You need to get uncomfortably close to a subject in order to fill the frame.  Also, it tends to distort faces away from the center of the frame.

I ended up selling it and getting the 17mm F/1.8 instead.

I think Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 is a better value if you are willing to spend $700+ for a lens.  You only lose 1 stop yet a much more versatile lens for any given situation.

I couldn't agree more. I considered the 12mm, but based upon reviews and my shooting style, I opted for the panny 12-35mm, which I am incredibly impressed with.

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