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Worth every penny but c'mon, give us a hood!,
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Boy I love this lens! I had bought the 9-18mm but tried it one morning and wasn't that impressed with the edge-to-edge sharpness, so I returned it and got this instead. I took it to Jordan for a week and in the end it became my most-used lens.
I've still not worked out the sweet spot for the 12mm but most the time I'd set my aperture to f/10 and just got on with things. I could have got away with a lower aperture, which is probably where the sweet spot it, but looking back through my pictures of Jordan I don't have any problems with this setting.
I'm not sure the pull-back manual focus ring is essential on this lens. I'd much prefer to see this feature on the normal primes, to be used for zone focusing.
And the cost is expensive. It's worth it over the 9-18mm but I'd like a hood to be included at this price. Why Olympus don't include hoods for their m43 lenses is questionable, and invariably most people like myself opt for a Chinese copy at a third of the price, which is what I've done. This is why I've given this a 4/5, to teach Olympus a lesson that they can't take the Michael when we're splashing out so much for this lens.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2013 00:29:31 GMT
Mario G says:
f/10 can't be right though?! That must be quite over the diffraction limit... with MFT the sweet spot shouldn't probably go over f/5.6 (and probably quite less for a fast lens), I would have thought...
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