Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO Review

June 13, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Reviews of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

This 25mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras is equivalent to a 50mm f/1.2 “standard” lens in 35mm-format terms. The standard lens was for many years the lens of choice when buying a new camera, in more recent times largely replaced by the “kit zoom”. However, a growing awareness that prime lenses are light, bright and potentially of better quality than inexpensive zooms gives rise to their current popularity as a subsequent purchase. Notwithstanding the appearance of several f/0.95 optics, traditionally f/1.4 was the brightest norm and the very few f/1.2 lenses regarded as something really quite special and very expensive. It will be interesting to see how this new f/1.2 design performs, mounted for this review on a Panasonic Lumix G6 body.
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imaging-resource.com »

Olympus announced its first 25mm prime lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras back in 2014 with the lightweight 25mm ƒ/1.8 lens, a classic 50mm (eq.) focal length with a decently bright ƒ/1.8 aperture. But, if that isn't fast enough for you though, a new option is now available -- the 25mm ƒ/1.2 Pro M.Zuiko Digital.
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lenstip.com »

Photokina 2016 changed the situation as Olympus presented its M Zuiko Digital ED 25 mm f/1.2 PRO, a standard lens with a really good aperture fastness. Its optical construction is really impressive, with as many as 19 elements. We were really curious how it would fare in our tests. Courtesy of Olympus Poland we managed to obtain one specimen for our tests and now we would like to share our impressions.
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stevehuffphoto.com »

Wow, it’s been an Olympus whirlwind these past two weeks. From the new E-M1 MKII review to the testing of the new 12-100 f/4 in Iceland to this lens, the 25 f/1.2, we have been flooded with not only Olympus gear, but some of the best gear they have ever made in my opinion. When I heard the rumors long ago of the new f/1.2 Pro line of lenses (I think there will be one more to come) I was skeptical. How big would an f/1.2 lens have to be, especially when it is a 25mm which are hard to keep small while retaining super quality that is reserved for “Pro” lenses?
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