Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Review

4.5
March 13, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2

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The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 is a new wide-angle lens from Olympus for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 24mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing and a bright maximum aperture of f/2, this all-metal lens makes the perfect wide-angle partner for the E-P3. Read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 review.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8

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The M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8 was the first Olympus lens for the Micro Four Thirds system when it was launched alongside the E-P1 back in 2009. Offering a 34mm focal length and a relatively bright maximum aperture of f/2.8, this moderate wide-angle lens is still sold in kits with Olympus' more recent MTF bodies. Read our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8 review to find out if this tiny lens justifies a place in your camera bag.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8

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The M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8 is a new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 90mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.8, this short tele-photo lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8 review to find out if it's a must-have for all Micro Four Thirds users.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6

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The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 is a do-it-all superzoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact system camera range. Providing a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-300mm, this could be the only lens that you need for your Olympus Pen or Panasonic G-series camera. Zoltan Arva-Toth finds out if it makes the grade in our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Review.

Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH

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The Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH is a wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing a classic focal length for landscapes and street photography, the Panasonic 14mm is both tiny in size and weight, making it a perfect wide-angle partner for the small and compact Micro Four Thirds. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH review to find out if it's worth adding to your collection.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH

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The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH is a new standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing an effective focal length of 50mm, a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a Nano Surface Coating to help reduce flare, the Leica-branded Panasonic 25mm lens is small in both size and weight. Read our Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH review to find out if this long-awaited premium optic is a must-have Micro Four Thirds lens.

Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.

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The Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 90mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 45mm lens offers 1:1 magnification, yet it's small enough to fit in your hand and only weighs 225g. Read our Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. review to find out if it's worth adding to your lens collection.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.

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The Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a super-zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 28-280mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 14-140mm lens is ideally suited for recording video thanks to its near-silent, high-speed focusing. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. review to find out if it's worth adding to your lens collection.

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