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    Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    https://www.wexphotovideo.com/olympu...oduct-tab-spec 12-200

    Who is this product aimed at (other than those who like spending $50 on an optional lens hood)?
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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    For travellers and tourists, I suppose. The lens hood is included, no ?
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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    For travellers and tourists, I suppose. The lens hood is included, no ?
    I think it is included - but an American site (fake news!) I looked at had it as a $49.99 extra.
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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    https://www.wexphotovideo.com/olympu...oduct-tab-spec 12-200

    Who is this product aimed at (other than those who like spending $50 on an optional lens hood)?
    People like me probably, who like to do walkaround photography with long lenses but sometimes needs a shorter one. Currently, I often carry two bodies, one with the 100-300 and one with a shorter lens, anything from 12 to 45 mm. If this lens is sharp enough at f/8, it may well be an interesting lens for me as a walkaround lens.

    I downloaded some of the RAW files from dpr to make an evaluation. Unfortunately, all shots longer than 100 mm at dpreview have been done wide open, so it's impossible to know if there's any potential there. Corner sharpness at 12 mm is surprisingly good though, particularly after adding only minor USM (90/0.5/0).

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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    When working on these files, which came from an E-M1 II, I remembered one of the reasons why I sold the E-M1:
    I clearly prefer to work with the Panasonic files. It might be because I've used Panasonic cameras for 10 years, and know the limitations of the files better, but to me, the Panasonic files seem to have more headroom for correction than the ones from Olympus.

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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    https://www.wexphotovideo.com/olympu...oduct-tab-spec 12-200

    Who is this product aimed at (other than those who like spending $50 on an optional lens hood)?
    I asked myself the same question and came away with the conclusion that Id spend the extra money on the 12-100/4 plus another lens if need be.
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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    https://www.wexphotovideo.com/olympu...oduct-tab-spec 12-200

    Who is this product aimed at (other than those who like spending $50 on an optional lens hood)?
    I have stopped buying (trying) these types of super zooms some years ago. The maximum I could see myself leaning out of the window nowadays is the 4/12-100 PRO lens, although I doubt that I will be happy with the sow aperture. I rather prefer my 12-40 and 40-150 PRO combo as I have at least 2.8 maximum aperture. That already is kind of the limit for me considering I am working with m43 - worse high ISO performance and longest useable shutter speeds. I cannot hear any longer the argument of gaining 7.x stops or whatever by IBIS and IS - this works only for a very limited type of photography!

    So short answer - this lens is definitely NOT FOR ME!

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    Re: Olympus 12-200mm 3.5-6.3

    Nice review here:
    https://blog.mingthein.com/2019/02/2...-200-f3-5-6-3/

    Looks like a good lens for lazy days.

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