Sharp and tiny, but ...

Started Jan 24, 2017 | User reviews thread
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NZ Scott
NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,728
Sharp and tiny, but ...
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This little guy is ...

1) almost impossibly small

2) as sharp throughout its range as some prime lenses

3) image stabilised.

That's the good news, now the bad:

1) It distorts heavily with pincushion effect at wide angle and this is quite obvious when shooting around straight lines such as man-made objects. However, this is easily corrected in post.

2) The rendering isn't so great when compared with my M. Zuiko primes.

3) The extending design requires an extra step to make the lens ready to shoot.

4) It's poorly built - many people (including myself) have had the metal lens barrel fall off. Fortunately, it is possible to glue it back on without seeking professional help.

With four negatives and three positives, you might think I don't like the lens. In fact, the opposite is the case. The tiny size and excellent sharpness are more important to me than its deficiencies.

Sample shots:

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