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Noktor 12mm Hyperprime or Olympus 12mm

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 12:33 AM

Side by side these are completely different lenses.

Out of these two what would you choose and why.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 12:57 AM

Isn't the Noktor mainly used for video?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:06 AM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:11 AM

I'll bet the Oly weighs less. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:14 AM

Yes and its smaller

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:42 AM

If I had the money I would get both lenses Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:51 AM

And I would get........................ neither! Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:59 AM

Why Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 2:09 AM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 3:21 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 3:33 PM

Other than price, I'm still a little baffled why you're considering a Pen. confused2-light.jpg

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 3:38 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 3:40 PM

Interesting - exactly the other way around for me. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 3:54 PM

It would probably feel lovely with the Noktor attached Smile

ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 5:15 PM

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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