Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 mm F2.8 PRO Lens, Universal Zoom, Suitable for All MFT Cameras (Olympus OM-D & PEN Models, Panasonic G-Series), Black
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If you’re shooting on an Olympus body, the Olympus lens at MSRP is a bit less expensive, so becomes sort of a no-brainer. In fact, I am using the 12mm f/2 less and less not because I don’t like it but because when I work it would be just a double for me.
If you need help deciding which camera and lens combination are best for you, then why not check out our specially selected camera packages. First impressions were incredibly positive - the lens has a reassuring weight to it, probably due to the fact that almost every surface you touch is proper metal, a beautifully machined black aluminium finish. The image quality of this lens is so good that I often don’t miss my prime lenses unless I want a faster aperture.
In camera corrections don't take care of all the CA, but they reduce it enough so that you can probably ignore it. First is the zoom range, I’ve always shot 28mm, but having the 80mm possibility, sometimes I found myself exploring these focal lengths. It’s one of the few rare times where I see myself use the good ol’ autofocus for Street photography! When you hold the lens, you get that real nice feeling of something well-built, solid, and durable–a lens that can be trusted for every kind of use. I didn't really find myself having to adjust for field curvature or focus shift, which was a bit unexpected.rеѕult оf thіѕ іѕ thе flехіbіlіtу tо ехреrіmеnt wіth mасrо рhоtоgrарhу аѕ wеll аѕ mаkе uѕе оf іtѕ 0. Off center performance is good enough that I’m not at all reluctant to put subjects well off center. PRO II Lens is a superbly built lens which features Advanced IP53 dustproof and splashproof performance, and freezeproof performance to -10°C.
Other highlights include a manual focus clutch mechanism, and a customisable L-Fn button that can be used to temporarily suspend continuous auto focus when something suddenly comes between the lens and your intended subject while recording video with your camera. Zooming is smooth, but my copy does emit a strange faint rubbery squeaking sound when the camera (E-M5) is turned on. is the first lens in Olympus's 'PRO' lens line for Micro Four Thirds, and designed to match the top-end OM-D E-M1. Optimal placement of coating, including ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, improves resistance to backlighting. I am sure that many users who want a versatile zoom lens with a constant aperture are wondering whether they should get the 12-40mm or the Lumix 12-35mm f/2.
The lens also features ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, thoroughly eliminating ghosts and flares for clear depictive performance even in difficult conditions such as backlit scenes. The filter thread does not rotate on focus, which is great news for anyone intending to use a polariser or ND grads on the lens. Flare is very well controlled, and although you'll still need to stop down to avoid excess coma that's hardly a fault unique to this design.
The compact size of the new Olympus 12-40mm lens should be a big draw for these users, as well as others who are constantly on the go, shoot in harsh environments or simply need a rugged, fast zoom lens in a small package. His background and work has spread to non-profits like American Photographic Arts where he's done work to get photographers various benefits. Even the front lens cap, which uses the pinch-type release, is nicely done and easy to use by touch. His skills are in SEO, app development, content planning, ethics management, photography, Wordpress, and other things.As M4/3 matured though, the high end of the system grew aspirations to move into the pro space, with cameras like Olympus's OM-D range and Panasonic's GH models offering top-end features and build quality to match the best SLRs. It’s about being able to set it and forget it, to live more in the moment of trekking through a forest and reliving my childhood holiday with my wife, capturing the whole thing, not thinking about what I should have on the front of my camera. PRO lens is engineered to meet every need of professional photographers, especially together with a compact, lightweight design.