Olympus ED 12mm f2 is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus ED 12mm f2 lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Olympus ED 12mm f2 is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2 lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
| Light weight at only 130g / 4.6 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Olympus ED 12mm f2 is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 12mm f2 has a maximum diameter of 56mm and total length of 43mm. It weighs 130g / 4.6 oz.
Olympus ED 12mm f2 has a filter thread of 46mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 12mm f2:
Olympus ED 12mm f2 has a fixed focal length of 12mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 12mm f2 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus ED 12mm f2 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.08x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. 0.08x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Wideangle Prime type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Olympus ED 12mm f2 has a max aperture of F2.0 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Olympus ED 12mm f2's optical formula consists of 11 elements in 8 groups . Special elements used in this design is ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating.
Olympus ED 12mm f2 doesn't come with a lens hood.
Olympus ED 12mm f2 is available in Silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Olympus ED 12mm f2
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Olympus ED 12mm f2 amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Olympus ED 12mm f2 Lens
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