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Olympus mZD 12-40/2.8 review at optyczne.pl (lenstip)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dhazeghi, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    The English translation will probably be available in a few days at their sister site (lenstip), but for now optyczne is one of the few places to post an objective review of the 12-40/2.8.

    To summarize, they find it overall excellent in most respects, with only complaints for WA distortion, some WA vignetting, and coma. They compare it favorably to the Panasonic 12-35/2.8. If you want a real shock, compare it's sharpness to the Olympus 12/2!
     
  2. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Strange that google translate does such a lousy job on the polish language... It does look good though (the lens). Fortunately it came out after I ordered the 12-35, as it would have made my decision even harder!
     
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    The English translation is now up at lenstip.

    Frankly I'm having a hard time believing the lens achieves max. sharpness wide open at 12mm as that behavior runs counter to basically any lens I've ever seen, but that's what the results seem to say.
     
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    DxO had the same finding - best at 12mm f/2.8.