The black P12-32 is gorgeous

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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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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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That does look great! I agree, that lens is a little jewel...made even better by its excellent performance!
 

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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.

I thought ois was turned off on Olympus bodies? According to Panasonic.
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.
 

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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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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?
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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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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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.
 

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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.
I looked at slrgears review of the lens, and its much better than even the standard kit olympus lens.
 

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Why do you dislike collapsing designs?

I loooooooove my 9-18!
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 looked at slrgears review of the lens, and its much better than even the standard kit olympus lens.
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.
 

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This is my 12-32 at 12mm. I think it's plenty sharp across the frame:
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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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.
 

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It's taken with an E-M10
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.
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).
 
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