Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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jwilliams Veteran Member • Posts: 4,580
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gary0319 wrote:

jwilliams wrote:

Antal I Kozma wrote:

jwilliams wrote:

Adrian Tung wrote:

https://blog.mingthein.com/2019/02/27/review-the-2019-olympus-zd-12-200-f3-5-6-3/

Looks like a decent super-zoom for its price, but not my cup of tea.

Typical superzoom. Aperture closes down real fast. IQ at long end is just so so.

At $899 they'd have to have a 50% off sale to even get me to think about it. Waay overpriced for its capabilities.

Oly continues to create new cameras and lenses I have absolutely no interest in. Batting 100% there.

How do you dare to say these things............... ? You will be crucified no doubt....... You heretic and traitor of the Olympus faithful............

Aperture closing down very fast???? IQ at the long end is not up to snuff?????? Man, those things do not matter, this lens is another Olympus masterpiece...... Photographers need long super zooms with slow aperture and other optical compromises.......

Anyhow, you should get a wig, a fake moustache and use strong make-up from here on because someone might get you on the street............

Best, AIK

Don't worry I'm already in hiding. Don't need a fake mustache as I shaved my real one off so now nobody can tell it is me.

Funny thing is I probably own more Oly gear than 99% of those posting here, but I've just never been one for cults.

Hmmmm... I come to believe that being an Olympus shooter makes one a member of a cult, simply by association. Welcome to the club/cult..

Owning Oly gear doesn't make you a member of a cult, but apparently anything other than glowing praise for everything they make turns the cult on you.

After all the arrows being slung at me, I sat for a moment and did a quick mental tally of the cost of my Oly gear. I quit after I crossed $3K. I also do not own anything they have introduced in recent years. They've simply ventured down paths that have no interest to me.

I'm down to one inexpensive Oly camera, an EPL7. None of their current cameras interest me. Obviously I have lots of their glass and like most of it. The one thing I'm going to part with is the 14-150 II. I'd like to have a better replacement at reasonable cost but they obviously will never make one.

m43 gear has never been cheap, but lately in Oly's case, the price vs. performance has become really bad. To me this lens is just another example.

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