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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro Lens, suitable for all MFT cameras (Olympus OM-D & PEN models, Panasonic G-series), black

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What is the motivation to state "equivalent to FF 24-200" and then add "yet with constant f4" in the SAME sentence? You talk ONLY about how great is to get tiny DoF and how better is quality from cheap plastic lens compared to reviewed here! The longest values can be achieved at the widest end (12 mm) when photographing for example landscape or waterfalls. For hiking, and wildlife in rain and dust, the toughness and bullet-proof weather resistance and superb Sync IS speeds up my photography and overall lightens my load enormously - yes, the lens is heavy for m4/3, but I rarely now need to carry a 1. I have tested the Olympus 12-100mm F4 lens in multiple challenging scenarios, and the image stabilization was impressive.

I think that these discussions are important, and I really do want to understand where the content falls short of expectations. If there isn’t 100% resolution and sharpness from corner to corner, most probably there’s a flaw in the body. Again, likely due to built-in software corrections, there's not much to complain about with regards to distortion either. Shooting for long hours hand-held with such a setup is likely to cause wrist strain (I felt it using my own E-M10 Mark II with the 12-100mm lens). All cameras before the release of the 12-100mm F4 IS PRO require firmware update to allow the IS to work properly.

Zooming in and out is absolutely smooth without any hicks, and so is the focusing, which allows for very precise focusing. The heavier RF 24-240mm was too much of a compromise, I sent it back, but the Nikon replaced the Olympus for the last holidays, I don't think I regret it (ok, one thing, it's a bit long with lens hood on it). The review in question deliberately turns off the distortion correction, which normally no one would do and even most processing software wouldn't do either). From the article I cited above: “Consequently, equivalence theory can be used to help choose an appropriate camera system for a given task. Then there’s the frazzled bokeh of the leaves in the kookaburra shot and the second pic of the woman.

The image stabilization is NOT a replacement for tripod, and I should have emphasized that I do not encourage hand-held shooting at dangerously slow shutter speeds. It doesn't grant you the blurriest backgrounds nor the most compact dimensions available among other Olympus lenses, but it's well-built, offers excellent stabilization and gives a great zoom range to match almost any situation you find yourself in. at the wide end like everyone had hoped for, but it does have other useful features and capabilities. But once you have made that decision a M4/3 lens isn't very useful on a FF body, and a FF lens while usable on a M4/3 body isn't very convenient or practical.

And then: I wonder that you, coming from FT already before you signed you Olympus deal, claim that size and weight is the main reason for µFT users to use this system.

We've taken a closer look at the image quality and dynamic range impact of the move to a Stacked CMOS global shutter sensor.This fall I visited Iceland for 10 days, where me and my E-M1 mkII got soaking wet by rain, geysers and waterfalls. And it is the lens that is more than adequate for most usual shooting circumstances, unless you shoot often in extremely low light conditions of course. For the last year, the question I’ve been asked most frequently is when will I review the Olympus M.

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