Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0

Last updated (10 March’13):
- Review by SLRGear

The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 features 12mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.0. The lens construction has 11 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.2m and has a filter size of 46mm. The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens weighs 130g and it measures 56mm in diameter and 43mm long. This lens is a WINNER of TIPA AWARDS 2012. It sold with price of $799.99 at Amazon online store.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Reviews

SLRGear reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“There isn’t much to add here that the tests don’t already say for themselves – the Olympus 12mm ƒ/2 M.Zuiko offers excellent results for sharpness in a quality package. The price might be prohibitive for some, but if you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed.”
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Photozone reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“The optical quality of the M.Zuiko is impressive. The lens is extremely sharp in the center zone whereas the border/corner resolution is generally very good. A highlight is the snappy contrast and the good resistance against flare in back-light – possibly a side-effect of the new ZERO coating.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“The beautifully crafted, all-metal Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 is a strong performer in the optical department, offering an attractive combination of edge-to-edge sharpness and fast aperture speeds. Peak performance is achieved in the f/4-f/8 range, but the f/2.8 and f11 settings also produce very sharp results.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“The wide aperture is very useful for taking images in low light conditions and this dinky metal lens makes a perfect companion for street photography due to its compact size and excellent performance at fast apertures.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Lenstip reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12 mm f/2.0 ED is a very solid lens. In most testing categories it fared well or very well; it had some slip-ups but, fortunately, not very serious ones.”
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Photoreview reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“Autofocusing was nice and fast and very quiet. This makes the lens ideal for shooting video clips. Backlit subjects were generally handled well and the lens was almost flare-free as long as the light source was outside the frame. A lens hood would improve contrast in such situations. Bokeh was much as you’d expect from a wide-angle Micro Four Thirds format lens.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Amateurphotographer reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 and writes;
“It works well for landscapes and cityscapes, and is very sharp, although it would be nice to see a 25mm version (giving a 50mm equivalent view).”
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Features

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Specifications

This high-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions. It has a beautiful full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator. The Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism utilizes nearly “silent” focusing technology. It is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.


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