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Olympus 12-40mm lens

Discussion in 'Non-Nikon Mirrorless' started by Richard_M, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. I tried the E-M1 II with the 12-40mm lens over the weekend. I'm quite impressed with it's close focus abilities

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    Thanks for looking...
     
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  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Administrator Administrator

    Very good.
    Yes, the close-ups at 40mm are useful.
    It is a wonderful lens, I use it most of the time.
     
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  3. An excellent lens and those images show it.
     
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  4. I love the lens!
     
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  5. crazy

    crazy

    Feb 5, 2009
    NC
    When I transitioned to M4/3, the 12-40 f2.8 was the 1st lens I got, and it has never disappointed me.
     
  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911

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    It is a spectacular lens, no doubt about it. Not only is it a close focuser, but it resolves well, sharp even at f/2.8 and the manual focus clutch is great for when you need it.

    My only issue with it was the all metal body. When shooting in cold and no gloves, it can get to you quickly. Other than that, one of the best f/2.8 zoom lenses on the market today on any lens mount.
     
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  7. Are the church shots handheld?
     
  8. Yes they are
     
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  9. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX

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    The 12-40 2.8 is the reason I hold onto my E-M1. They are just perfect together and really make for a nice all around do anything photography combination. The 12-40 never felt like it sat right on any of the other MU43 bodies I've owned.
     
  10. I would agree, an absolutely awesome lens.
     
  11. Your images really put this lens through its paces. Well done.
     
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