Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
Wideangle prime lens | Micro Four Thirds
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At the time of writing this is the widest native prime lens available for the M43 system. With its f2 aperture (wide open), it's also the fastest lens in the wide to ultrawide segment. The M. Zuiko 12mm f2 has several features that set it apart from other M43 lenses. Firstly, its all-metal body is stunningly attractive. Its silver finish and deep-set engraved markings help make it the best-looking M43 lens by far. Secondly, it is unique in providing for zone focusing with a proper depth of ...

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pannyics
 
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This lens is quite an outstanding lens. It's small and light (though still not pocketable when mounted on a camera) with great image quality. Over all this lens is a great lens. It is nice and sharp, and the Snapshot MF is a very nice option. This lens is great for landscapes, though a bit too wide for street photography, and although the image quality is great, there is a disturbingly great amount of distortion, and to top that of, the price is quite ridiculous. It's even more expensive ...

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stefano martini
 
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non é economica ,ma é piccola,leggera,luminosa,offre un eccellente dettaglio anche a completa apertura del diaframma una delle scelte migliori per mft

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I agree with most everything NZ Scott has to say. It's a nice little prime lens that I use mostly for landscapes, and it's perfect for that use. It has the m43 tiny size advantage that got me to switch from my DSLR in the first place. However, it's not as sharp as the 45mm, which was of some disappointment, and I think the premium price is too much. Also, I see more distortion then I was expecting, wihich is somewhat automatically corrected in LR4, and I assume in-camera jpegs, but still, ...

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bienenbernd
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A good piece of craftsmanship, and living colors (though I use my E-PM1 in setting 'natural'). I use a Pentax DSLR and some of the great LIMITED-lenses, too, and the M.Zuiko 12mm seems to be a sibling to them. Problems: none

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