April 22, 2015 by JMW
Without Any Doubt An Outstanding Travel Lens
After much study and comparison to most other formats and systems I chose the M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens as the mate for my new OM-D EM-Mark II. I purchased both direct from Olympus and could not be any happier with the combination as a travel companion. I'm a retired Professional Photographer after a thirty five year career and I know it's almost always about the "glass" when it gets down to finer details. Combined with the new E-M5 Mark II, eighty percent of my normal photography needs are covered with this one lens. My travels are mostly on a motorcycle and the weather sealing plus metal construction goes a long way toward my satisfaction with the capabilities of the lens. I'm looking forward to miles of smiles and fine prints to boot!
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April 18, 2015 by T
excellent zoom lens, and a little odd feature
I bought this lens a couple of weeks ago and so far I'm very happy with it. It's a great complement for my OMD EM5 Mark II. The crispness and the rendition of colors and textures are as good as when I use my Olympus 25 mm (1.8), with the added benefit of the zoom. There is only one - minor - aspect that puzzles me (if anyone has any insight, I'd appreciate your letting me know). When I adjust the zoom but turning the zoom 'ring' (I'm sure there is a more technical term for that...), there is a nasty noise, besides the normal and quite soft noise that should accompany that operation. It sounds like two pieces of rubber are rubbing rather hard against each other. This only happens when the camera is on. I assume it's got something to do with the lining (or whatever it is) that makes the camera splash proof and dust proof, but it's odd that the noise is, again, only produced when the camera is on. This is, certainly, not a major flaw and I can live with it; I just find it baffling. If you've noticed the same rubbery squeaky noise in your 12-40, I would appreciate your letting me know. All in all though, the performance of this camera is impressive enough for me to give it five stars. --- Note from Olympus: There is a difference in sound when the camera is powered on. This is normal for this lens. The sound is the VCM (Voice Coil Motor) Focusing System moving the floating focusing element to maintain focus as the lens is zoomed.
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April 12, 2015 by Ken
Landscape? Check. Portrait? Check. Weathersealed? Check
If you need a fast 3x Zoom with almost zero optical compromises, sharp from corner to corner at almost all focal lengths and with weather resistant build then look no further. If you want to treat yourself, get this lens. Save your pennies, mortgage your home, sell your blood, do whatever it takes to get this lens in your possession. If you own an OM-D system do it a favour and put this lens on it and make your camera a photographic power house.
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April 10, 2015 by Olympusaurus
Oooh what a lens
I love this lens for every day use. It is super sharp and well constructed. I like the Way the manual focus ring works although if I accidentally slide it it provides a few seconds of confusion on my part. I always enjoyed my Olympus lenses and this one is a great example of why Olympus lenses are loved and cherished. The lens has a good range and a 24 mm equivalent is more useful than the 28mm of my 14-54 lens. I have little use for my 11-22 now that this lens arrived.
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April 7, 2015 by Greg
DESERT ISLAND LENS
If I had to pick just one lens to use on my E-M1 it would be this. 24mm equivalent is plenty wide for most indoor/landscape situations and is rendered sharp and bright and distortion free across the frame. Telephoto can give excellent portrait results (I don't always need the 1.8 or 1.2 dof) Every focal length in between gives excellent resolution from f/2.8 to f/8. The AF is very quick but the snap manual focus ring with focus peaking works so well that I prefer MF half the time. While it won't get to 1:1 macro, the close focusing permits excellent detail shots. After 3 months of use including in rain, snow and freezing conditions, I have not found a flaw.
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