The black P12-32 is gorgeous

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by karma, May 21, 2014.

  1. karma

    karma Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Peter
    I know we care more about the pictures from our cameras and not of our cameras, but I had to share a little camera porn of my newest lens. :smile:

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    The black P12-32 is a beautiful match on a small body like the E-PM2. I imagine it'll look even sleeker on an all-black body without the chrome accents.

    As for the lens itself, I've only had it for a couple of days, but I'm already impressed with the OIS (much more useful than 2-axis IBIS in the E-PM2, which I normally have off).
     
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  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Hi Peter

    thanks for sharing. I like this lens and wonder if it works without suffering from serious shutter shock on the EPM2, as I have an EPL5, would you like to share more about your experience?
     
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  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I thought ois was turned off on Olympus bodies? According to Panasonic.
     
  4. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    That does look great! I agree, that lens is a little jewel...made even better by its excellent performance!
     
  5. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    That's the one I want for my E-PM2. Looks awesome.

    BTW, silver lenses look awesome on white bodies!
     
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    The 12-32 looks very neat. Despite my dislike of the collapsing barrel design, I expect to pick one up sooner or later because it's just so darn small. 12mm is awesome too.

    It's off by default, but you can enable it by setting 'Lens I.S. Priority' to 'On' and then turning IS on in the body.
     
  7. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    Why do you dislike collapsing designs?

    I loooooooove my 9-18!
     
  8. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Looks much fitting than PZ14-42, though I use PZ14-42 with auto cap so it is much streamlined in terms of operation, just turn on and shoot! Instead of turn on, take lens cap off, rotate the lens and shoot

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  9. karma

    karma Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Peter
    I'm actually receiving a newly acquired E-PL5 tomorrow. Is there anything in particular you'd like to me try with it? I'll see if I can get some tests in this weekend.

    BTW, here's a SOOC jpg (resized) from this morning shot at 15mm, f/3.8, 1/1250.

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  10. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Thanks peter, I do have some concerns before getting this lens. I know most recent lenses are getting better than ever, but I remember seeing reviews that said the 32mm end doesn't perform well, and I'm quite concerned by the edge to edge sharpness of this lens especially in the wide end, as well as distortion correction. I have no doubt being fond of Panasonic lens colour rendering so I'm fine with that part, and AF is supposed to be fast as well, I'm willing to see how well this lens/epl5 combo handles shutter shock especially when using shutter speeds between 1/160s and 1/100s. Thanks a lot for your effort, I think this is going to be interesting.
     
  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I agree.
     
  12. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I looked at slrgears review of the lens, and its much better than even the standard kit olympus lens.
     
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  13. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I don't trust their durability. The mechanism seems likely to loosen or break after long-term use, and they seem much more susceptible to having their zooming elements decentered.

    I don't think you can compare the reviews. One is tested on the E-PL2, one on the GM1. Different resolution, different AA filters, etc.
     
  14. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I would be interested in a test of the 12-32 vs. EZ on the same Olympus body.
     
  15. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
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  16. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2014
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    Mine is not. It's soft in the corners.
    Here is one example (full 16 Mpix image)
    Considering the reviews I read before buying it, I was a little disappointed at first.
    Considering it's a kit lens, very small and not so expensive, I now like it very much. I would have prefered a black version though ;)
     
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  17. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    SojiOkita - what camera body was that picture taken with?
     
  18. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    Denmark
    You have crazy high expectations for a collapsible kit-zoom, in regards to softness. I see your lower corners are a wee bit soft, but when you scale out it's no issue at all.
     
  19. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  20. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2014
    France
    It's taken with an E-M10
    I said it was soft, I didn't said it was an issue ;)

    In real life shots I think it's a good lens. (I'm not saying great ;) but I currently prefer a small good lens to a big great lens).