PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 Ki lens ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

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Robert Evagelista
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PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 Ki lens ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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Not your ordinary Kit lens, that is why Olympus has put it on a flagship camera.
I did not even feel the burden of compensating for its limitation.
The output of camera body is only as good as the lens.

0.) Image Quality

Super Sharp edge to edge.
Great saturation details.
Best kit lens I ever Had.

1.) Super Fast and Accurate Auto Focus
The build quality is not a a typical kit lens level.

2.) Zoom by wire. Great for videos. But the mechanical zoom is not the best.

3.) Macro functionality (1 is to 1) is a Big Big Plus.

It has rejuvenated my love of photography.
And have sealed my satisfaction of the EM-1.
Unlike my old cameras kits lens which ruined everything.

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Shutter = 1/105s f-stop = f/6.3 ISO=1000 Focal Length = 44mm
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Shutter = 1/120s f-stop = f/6.3 ISO=100 Focal Length = 43mm

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F9 1/200 ISO800 @43mm (Olympus M.Zuiko 12 to 50mm 3.5 to 6.3)

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SHUTTER SPEED 1/125S APERTURE F/5 ISO200

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Taken without Neutral Density Filter + A ton of Post ProcessingF22 5.8s ISO1000 @12mm(OLYMPUS OMD E-M1)

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Robert Evagelista
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Re: PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 Ki lens ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

Check the images it is not bad at all. Nothing to complain about the lens, specially at normal lighting conditions.

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reygon Senior Member • Posts: 2,037
Re: PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 Ki lens ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
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nice. the 12-50mm is under rated for its price, macro and weather sealing.

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R V C
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Totally agree with you, it is very under-rated. I was seriously contemplating selling off my 12-50 and buying the 12-40 pro, but now i think i might just get a fast wide angle as it will suffice my needs.

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rickreyn Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
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Super sharp. Have the 12-40mm but very impressed!

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ISO 200 f/11 for max depth Shutter 1/6  this guy does not move nor it is affraid

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Setup :

my small room turned into a product photography table

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43mm ?_?

How come that the exif file for most images set them at 43mm?

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TyphoonTW wrote:

How come that the exif file for most images set them at 43mm?

Great Question!
43mm is the focal length this zoom lens is configured for Macro. Close Focusing distance.
It is one function of this lens very few people take advantage of.

and it is very good at it. you get a very usable focal range of 12-50 + you get a very very neat macro functionality that can commonly used for Product photography.

On my book.This makes this lens the best usable and sophisticated kit lens.
It is internal Zoom, It is Weather Sealed.And look at the colors.
To Set it to Macro Mode

Move the Zoom Ring to the forward-most position to activates the Macro mode allowing close focusing down to 3 inches with a maximum image magnification of .72X
it is also MSC compatible which mans it has electronic/Motorized Zooming via the Zoom ring.
Its so smooth to use.
Over all this is a very versatile 1st lens.
That will always be inside my bag.

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Martin Ocando
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I have to agree with you Robert. 100%. I bought mine very cheap, around 170 $ used, near mint condition. Glass perfect. I've heard so many posts of people saying is not sharp, but I can't say the same. I love mine and is my go to lens when I need to go with only one outside with bright light.

Macro is also impressive.

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Martin,
One can say this is an underrated lens.
Some eye candy shots.

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I'm a big fan - especially since I got at via Olympus refurb @ $199. Was the Cheapest way to get to 12mm in all of m43 (non-fisheye, 12-32 may be less nowadays).

If you need:  fastER, lightER, shortER, then you may not be happy with this lens because all those options exist. But they are most likely spendiER.

I think it makes a tremendous walk-around daytime lens, especially if flower/macro/detail holds any interest for you.

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Paulmorgan Veteran Member • Posts: 9,006
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Yep, its not a bad little lens.

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12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Review

Versatile lens you can carry and freeze time

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Re: 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Review

most of the shots in my challenges are from the 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
and some 45mm 1.8

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berni29 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,119
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Hi

I like both shots, but the 2nd one is good fun, so is my favourite.

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