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Noktor 12mm Hyperprime or Olympus 12mm


Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 12:33AM
Side by side these are completely different lenses.

Out of these two what would you choose and why.

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Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 12:57AM
Isn't the Noktor mainly used for video?
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 1:06AM
They both can be used for stills or video, but the Noktor has some nice quirks giving video a more cinematic feel, the Olympus has silent focusing or near silent and lovely smooth manual focus.

https://vimeo.com/30097165#

Noktor 12mm

All metal and well made
manual focus
Lovely smooth focusing
Depth of field scale
Widest aperture f1.6
Nice aprture ring
silent floating f stops, nice and smooth
very close focusing almost macro
A hood can`t be used due to the lens design
Flare can be a problem if you don`t like or want it, but I quite like this effect
Cost 500

Olympus 12mm

All metal and well made
Auto focus
Silent auto focus
Lovely smooth manual focusing
Depth of field scale
Widest aperture f2
Close focusing
Some flare without hood
A decent hood is available but expensive
Cost 600, hood extra
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 1:11AM
I'll bet the Oly weighs less. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 1:14AM
Yes and its smaller
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 1:42AM
If I had the money I would get both lenses Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 1:51AM
And I would get........................ neither! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 1:59AM
Why Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 2:09AM
Becasue they would get very little use. Smile

If I want wide, I'd prefer the Oly 9-18mm. Gives more flexibility and I'm not fussed about wide apertures.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 3:21PM
Still haven`t decided on the camera, if I go for a Pen it will probably be the Olympus 12mm, if its the EM5 it will probably be the Noktor 12mm.

Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 3:33PM
Other than price, I'm still a little baffled why you're considering a Pen. confused2-light.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 3:38PM
Feels more comfortable in the hand CB, the EM5 as good as it is(I know its a better camera) just does not feel right.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Jul 2012 3:40PM
Interesting - exactly the other way around for me. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Jul 2012 3:54PM
It would probably feel lovely with the Noktor attached Smile
ringyneck 7 308 18 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 5:15PM
I know we can go and have a play at jessops for the Pen range but is the OM-D the same as the E5...forbidden fruit and just models you have to buy online and hope you have done the homework...seems a funny way to have to go to buy something.
Keith

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