My Olympus 12mm 2.0 finally arrived and this is a killer lens! At last a flawless wide angle prime for street photographers!
I am totally stoked with this little
Very well built full metal body
Extremely fast AF and unique snapshot setting with hyper focal depth of field scale
Very good quality wide open (center excellent)
Excellent quality from aperture 4.5 to 8 (corner to corner)
Very good quality from 8.5 to 22!
The not so good: I would prefer a black finish
The ugly: Can’t think of anything!
Every serious street photographer should have one in his/her camera bag.
And after playing with the Olympus Pen E P3 for about a day I am similarly impressed. Very capable street camera, let’s face it, a fast, direct way to set manual focus is just as important as excellent AF speed. With the new Olympus Pen and the 12mm there will be many more great shots taken and not missed! Exciting times, lets go out and shoot! All photos below are shot with the 12mm on either the GH2 or the Pen E P3.
UPDATE: In case you are wondering about the Panasonic 100-300mm, just posted a few shots and my impressions here.
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