Olympus 12mm f/2.0
|Focusing distance:||20cm / 7.9in|
|Lens size:||ø56mm x 43mm / ø22in x 16.9in|
|Weight:||130g / 4.6oz|
|Construction:||11 elements in 8 groups|
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It is excellent in basically every way - sharpness, bokeh (what you can get out of a wide angle), no chromatic aberration, small, easy to use.
There are only two issues:
1. There is a fair amount of barrel distortion, and it can be seen not only at extreme edges
2. The infinity mark on the scale is wrong. In that part its already beyond infinty, actual infinity is right in the middle between the "3" and infinity markings. This actually ruined my first aurora borealis shoot, so be sure the learn the ins and outs of your lens before shooting.
Also, and this is a personal preferrence - I would have much preferred if Olympus had, instead of giving us a full metal version, given us a cheap plastic version like the 45mm f/1.8, and costing the same. It would make this purchase easier to justify.
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