Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD

Announced Oct 16, 2007 •
Zoom lens | Four Thirds | 261014

Like the title says. I've moved from FT DSLRs to m43 many years ago, switching from zooms to mostly primes in the process. But sometimes, a shooting situation warrants dusting off the old FT zooms I still own and the one I go back to the most is the 12-60 f2.8-4. The zoom range is very useful with this lens. From wide angle to telephoto territory. It even has some macro abilities where you can shoot 20-25cm from the sensor. It's a bit of a swiss army knife kind of a lens. Build quality's fine ...

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luisflorit
 

Very nice lens, great optics and very useful focal length. But I had TWICE the SWD broken, so that the lens remains completely close at F22. Now it is a paperweight, because it is tooooo expensive to fix.

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Great image quality accross the whole zoom range. Excellent sharpness and rendering. Usefull zoom range: 24-120 mm eq. Almost no need to change lenses. Extremely fast AF motor, puts all other lenses (also Canon/Nikon) to shame. E3/E5 body is not needed for this extreme AF speed. Al bodies newer than E400 offer the same AF performance with this lens! Problems: An internal screw came loose blocking the zoom mechanism and the AF motor. This was fixed for free by Olympus even (just) after the ...

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