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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 vs Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 better than Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro?

  • 252g lighter
    130gvs382g
  • 0.8f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    2fvs2.8f
  • 28.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/2.00 vs2.8f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • Has or is a prime lens
    ?
  • 1° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    85°vs84°
  • Is a wide angle lens
    ?

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro better than Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • 0.22x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.3xvs0.08x
  • Is a normal lens
    ?
  • 55° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    30°vs85°
  • 28mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    40mmvs12mm
  • 2.3x greater zoom range
    ?

    3.3xvs1x

Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

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$419.00

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General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
2.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

130g

382g

3.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
4.has or is a prime lens
?

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
5.Includes lens hood
?

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
6.minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

12mm

12mm

Optics

1.maximum angle of view
?

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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

85°

84°

2.minimum angle of view
?

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).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

85°

30°

3.magnification
?

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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.08x

0.3x

4.optical zoom
?

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

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

3.3x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

2f

2.8f

2.wide aperture (main camera)
?

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.20

f/2.00

f/2.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

22f

5.aperture blades
?

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.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

7

7

6.Has rounded aperture blades
?

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.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Focus

1.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
2.Can focus to infinity
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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.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
3.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
4.minimum focus distance
?

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.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

0.2m

0.2m

5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

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.

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

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