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Images of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm f/2.0 lens: Click to enlarge
|On the Olympus PEN E-P3||Top|
Sample photos from the Olympus PEN E-P3 and Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm f/2.0 lens - Click to view full size samples:
|Close focus, blurred background bokeh.||From the hip.|
|High contrast.||Into the sun.|
|High contrast black and white art filter.||High contrast black and white art filter.|
|Low light.||Shooting from the hip.|
The full size photos are well worth viewing, as the image quality and sharpness of this lens is very good, with excellent detail right to the corners, and very little flare (unless you specifically try and induce it by shooting into the sun). The manual focus ring feels very good in hand with just the right amount of dampening. Chromatic aberration can be seen in the corners of the images in some of the shots, particularly where there is a high level of contrast. Check back soon for our full review of the Olympus PEN E-P3 for more on the camera's image quality.
Hands on with the Olympus 45mm lens
Unfortunately production models were not available as this lens was running a v0.9 firmware.
|Click to enlarge - 45mm lens||Click to enlarge - 45mm lens|
The all metal lens feels great, and looks great with 7 aperture blades. The lower price of £300 should make this more appealing if you had to choose between the two lenses.
For more on the new Olympus PEN models and lenses have a look at:
Olympus PEN E-P3 Hands On Preview.
Olympus PEN E-PL3 Lite Hands On Preview.
Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini Hands On Preview.
Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3, Panasonic Lumix G3 Size Comparison.
Olympus PEN Camera, Lens, Flash, and Accessories Announcements.