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Oly 12mm to 50mm available now

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bill Gordon, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    I don't get the attraction to this lens. Yeah it's weather sealed, and a few extra mm at both ends, but no faster then the usual kit len, and looks to be bigger than the kit zoom extended. If im that worried about it getting wrecked due to weather, I can buy 4-6 used kit zooms for the cost of this and not have to worry about weather, etc... Maybe I'm out to lunch...if so, someone please tell why. Other than an over-priced ,reworked, craptastic kit zoom to go with the OM-D.
     
  2. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I agree. Unless the optical performance is truly amazing, it has no appeal to me.
     
  3. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2012
    Doesn't work this way, both the body and the lens have to be weather-sealed to sustain shooting in the rain, for example. With the "used kit zoom" under the rain you're risking getting the water inside and damaging both the lens and the camera (even if the latter is weather-sealed).
    This lens, though, doesn't look interesting to me neither. Still, some may find a 24-100 sealed zoom for $500 attractive, especially on a larger body like an om-d.
     
  4. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction ?
    I cant recall seeing on any official olympus web page
    the fact that this lens is dust and splash proof.
     
  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    My guess is its the new om-d kit lens and the om-d is weather sealed.
     
  6. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
  7. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2012
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Weather-sealed bodies cost even more, so it's doubly false economy.

    You'll be able to get 4 E-P2s for the price of one sealed OM-D.

    DH
     
  9. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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  10. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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  11. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
  12. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2011
    For posterity:

     
  13. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I was hoping Olympus would bring out the equivalent to the 14-54/2.8-3.5 4/3rds lens they make. Man that is a great lens.
     
  14. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    This is what I was trying to say although it became a bit of a rant. I to was thinking it would be an updated copy for m43, and hence decent AF plus it being a bright zoom.
     
  15. Allan Ostling

    Allan Ostling Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Not according to Robin Wong's review Robin Wong: Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 Review: Street Shooting, which states

    While the lens fares acceptably well in terms of sharpness when shooting macro (as I have reviewed elaborately in Part 1), and still reasonably good when used at 12mm for wide angle shooting, I must say that at 50mm focal length, the lens does appear to be softer than my expectations.

    What is the basis for your assertion?
     
  16. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
  17. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What does the EZ stand for?
     
  18. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    x2
     
  19. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Sure is. Even better, they could make the existing one AF well on m4/3. For $200 used, it's a steal.

    DH