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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bill Gordon, Jan 31, 2012.
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ Micro 4/3 V314040BU000
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.
I agree. Unless the optical performance is truly amazing, it has no appeal to me.
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.
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.
My guess is its the new om-d kit lens and the om-d is weather sealed.
Ive checked all of the olympus (uk site)
not found anything about its weather sealing.
Olympus - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
I am surprised they have not advertised this fact on their own site.
M. ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
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.
Link aint working for me. ill try inputtin manually !!!!!!
Does that mean the english version is not weather sealed !:smile:
Here's the link to the US site. Buy the way, this is a very sharp lens.
M. ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
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.
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.
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?
The only other review I've seen, by Pekka Potka, comes to largely the same conclusion (see pekkapotka - Journal - Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 in*comparison). I'd expect similar sharpness to the 14-42II.
What does the EZ stand for?
Sure is. Even better, they could make the existing one AF well on m4/3. For $200 used, it's a steal.