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    Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Probably the most versatile Olympus Pro lens

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvwQBAsBNRM

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Great review of the 4/24-100 (and also the 1.2/25)

    http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2016/0...-1-2-pro-lens/

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    1,099 in the UK.
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post

    Ridiculous, I know, but shouldn't show images from both lens in the same post --- the 12-100 which is undoubtedly an excellent addition to the 'Pro' line almost seems like the 12-50 after viewing the 25 f1.2 images!

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Both lenses look very good, and for a 2 lens kit on any of the larger m4/3 bodies, they look perfect. Add the PanaLeica 12/1.4 and 42.5/1.2, and I'm ready for the world

    Both of them focus very closely, 15 cm for the zoom and 19 for the prime. For me, that means not having to worry about a macro lens when travelling. Great!
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Some samples at DPreview. I must say they look rather good, imho.

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/609737...-world-samples

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Some samples at DPreview. I must say they look rather good, imho.

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/609737...-world-samples

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    Whenever I look at one of dpr's sample galleries, this one included, the only thought I'm able to come up with is "Why on earth don't they hire a photographer?". Or is that irrelevant for a camera website?

    Thank you for the link anyway
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Whenever I look at one of dpr's sample galleries, this one included, the only thought I'm able to come up with is "Why on earth don't they hire a photographer?". Or is that irrelevant for a camera website?

    Thank you for the link anyway
    I do have the same thoughts actually. I was pretty unimpressed by the samples they provide, but not because of bad IQ from lens/camera, but because these shots are just less than mediocre.

    Having said that, I think the 12-100 would make a perfect all around lens especially in combination with an EM1mark2

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    I had a closer look at some of the photos. It looks like a nice lens. Not prime sharp of course, and maybe a lack of microcontrast, but it seems to be relatively evenly sharp across the frame except for the extreme corners, and even they are very acceptable. I do like the general rendering, and the transitions from in focus to out of focus seem to work very well. Absolutely worth considering as a walk-around lens
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I do have the same thoughts actually. I was pretty unimpressed by the samples they provide, but not because of bad IQ from lens/camera, but because these shots are just less than mediocre.

    Having said that, I think the 12-100 would make a perfect all around lens especially in combination with an EM1mark2
    Already flirting with some new mft gear after your recent love affair with the new Fuji?

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    Already flirting with some new mft gear after your recent love affair with the new Fuji?
    I am using both systems meanwhile - hopefully the best from each system for each application

    So I definitely will not leave m43 and look forward to some of the announced great gear - PanaLeica glass, EM1m2, .....
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    I've had the lens for a couple of days. Here are my first thoughts:

    http://www.pattayadays.com/2016/11/olympus-12-100mm/
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    I wish it could have been stretched to f/3.5 or even a f/2.83.5. f/4 seems slow to me.

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    I wish it could have been stretched to f/3.5 or even a f/2.83.5. f/4 seems slow to me.
    It could of course, but it would have been larger and more expensive. The new PanaLeica 12-60mm will be f/2.8-4.
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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    FWIW, Ming Thein --in his review of the E-M1 (II)-- seems quite favorably impressed with the 12-100/4. (And, as always, unfavorably disposed to Steve Huff.)

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    It could of course, but it would have been larger and more expensive. The new PanaLeica 12-60mm will be f/2.8-4.
    I have a Zuiko 1454 f/2.83.5 which is very good wide-open at all focal lengths, and it auto-focuses quite well on my Olympus E-M5, so I am in no mood for an immediate change! But the Panasonic has much less zoom-zoom-zoom than the 12120, and for what price?

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post
    FWIW, Ming Thein --in his review of the E-M1 (II)-- seems quite favorably impressed with the 12-100/4. (And, as always, unfavorably disposed to Steve Huff.)

    -d.
    Huff should work for DPReview. Why? His pictures are about as uninspiring as the majority of those made by editorial staff on DPReview!

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    Re: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO lens available

    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    I have a Zuiko 1454 f/2.83.5 which is very good wide-open at all focal lengths, and it auto-focuses quite well on my Olympus E-M5, so I am in no mood for an immediate change! But the Panasonic has much less zoom-zoom-zoom than the 12120, and for what price?
    I use the great PanaLeica 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 myself, which is also an important reason for having the E-M1. That's a great lens in every way, and if the new 12-60 is anything like that, I would just love to throw the E-M1 out of the window and replace it with anything Panasonic. I'm sure the price will be bad, and the reach doesn't hold water compared to the Zuiko, but distributed over a couple of decades and tens of thousands of photos, I will be happy to live with that.

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