Olympus 12mm f/2.0

Focusing distance: 20cm / 7.9in
Magnification: 0.08x
Filter size: 46mm
Lens size: ø56mm x 43mm / ø22in x 16.9in
Weight: 130g / 4.6oz
Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups

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Reviews

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Registered: Jan 2010
Location: Latvia
Posts: 1172
Rating
9
Is this lens awesome? YES!
Price: $700 for a used one
Sharpness: 9
Bokeh: 10
Autofocus: 10
Aberrations: 9
Handling: 9
Value: 7
This has been my main lens since the day I bought it. I have used it for everything, from shooting parties indoors to aurora borealis.

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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