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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 review: specs and price

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 better than the average?

  • Weight
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    130gvs329.18g
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.0 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs3.7f
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.2mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs21.68f
  • Maximum angle of view
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    85°vs60.84°
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f
  • Minimum focal length
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    12mmvs29.98mm

Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0

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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 AmazonOlympus M.zuiko Digital Ed 12mm F2.0 Len...Olympus M.zuiko Digital Ed 12mm F2.0 Lens Black for Micro Four Thirds System - International Version (No Warranty)
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$577.14
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 AmazonOlympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 L...Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras - International Version (No Warranty)
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$589.42

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

130g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.has or is a prime lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
4.Is a wide angle lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
5.maximum focal length

12mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
6.minimum focal length

12mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

85°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.minimum angle of view

85°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
3.magnification

0.08x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
4.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.0

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.aperture blades

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.minimum focus distance

0.2m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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