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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens, Black
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- Ultra-Bright f1.2 aperture
- 19 elements in 14 groups for outstanding resolution
- Superior optical design eliminates aberrations and fringing
- Z Coating Nano (advanced Zuiko extra low reflection optical coating)
- Manual focus clutch
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Outstanding Resolution With Maximum f1.2 Aperture
The 25mm f1.2 PRO’s superior optical performance starts with the glass. It features 19 lens elements in 14 groups that effectively eliminate spherical and chromatic aberration throughout the entire aperture range. Even at wide-open aperture, images are high resolution and sharp edge-to-edge. Unlike other large aperture prime lenses, color fringing is thoroughly suppressed for stunning results.
The Most Beautiful Bokeh Ever
It’s the perfect lens to shoot artistic images with shallow depth-of-field and gorgeous bokeh. The 25mm f1.2 PRO’s superior optics eliminate aberration, distortions and fringing on both focused and defocused areas even at f1.2 – ideal for shooting defocused backgrounds with beautiful bokeh. Paired with the ultra-high resolution focused areas, images have a natural three-dimensional effect.
Shot by Olympus Visionary Tracie Maglosky with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO.
The 25mm f1.2 PRO boasts premium metal construction that’s hermetically-sealed to keep out moisture and dust, making the lens splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof. It perfectly complements a weatherproof OM-D body and is ideal for taking advantage of every photo opportunity.
Quick, Accurate Autofocus
The 25mm f1.2 PRO features a lightweight inner focusing mechanism that uses a single lens element for extremely fast and accurate focus point capture. The result? You’ll never miss a shot. With an Olympus camera’s Eye Detection AF, eyes are continuously and perfectly focused even at maximum aperture.
Videographers will love that MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism in the 25mm f1.2 PRO provides fast, smooth, whisper-quiet focus and aperture operation.
Z Coating Nano
You’re shooting into the sun but you need sharp high resolution shots. With Z Coating Nano, you can. It starts with Zuiko Extra-Low Resolution Optical (ZERO) coating that’s adapted from Olympus’ industry-leading scientific microscopes. Z Coating Nano adds nanopartical technology to virtually eliminate ghosting and flares from in-frame light sources.
Manual Focus Clutch
A conveniently-located Manual Focus Clutch on the lens’ focus ring lets you instantly shift between auto and manual focus. You can even preset a focus position using the easy-to-read depth-of-field scale, and by pulling the ring toward you, return to that position from AF mode.
Lens Function Button
The 25mm f1.2 PRO’s fully customizable Lens Function Button (L-Fn) lets you control your choice of camera functions right from the lens barrel. Programmable functions include Focus Peaking, AF Stop, and Magnify.
Close Focusing Distance
Talk about versatility! You can add macro shots to the long list of shooting situations ideal for the 25mm f1.2 PRO. This lens boasts a minimum working distance of 19.5 cm, or approximately 8 inches from the front of the lens, for easy sharp close-up images.
Stabilized Hand-held Performance
Paired with the advanced in-body image stabilization systems of Olympus OM-D and PEN camera bodies, this ultra fast f1.2 lens allows you to shoot longer hand-held exposures without a tripod. It’s an ideal professional lens for low light stills and video.
|Aperture Control Design||Controlled via Camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 2.8 x 3.4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.9 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Prime|
|Maximum Focal Length||25|
|Minimum Focal Length||25|
|Number of Elements||19|
|Number of Groups||14|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO boasts the most complex lens construction of any Micro Four Thirds lens ever manufactured. It captures ultra-high resolution images with beautiful bokeh at maximum aperture, ensuring professional optical performance with every shot. With its premium weatherproof construction and Z Coating Nano anti-flare coating, it’s an ideal lens for shooting portraits, shallow depth-of-field photos, and stunning video in any environment.
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Before Olympus 25mm f1.2 lens, my everyday lens was Panasonic 25mm f1.4. Panasonic 25mm f1.4 is an excellent lens. Though in my opinion, Olympus 25mm f1.2 lens offers sharper pictures wide open and it's weather sealed. The cool thing is that at f1.2, this lens is pretty sharp, has a 3D pop in the pictures and yeah bokeh is super smooth. The lens is fast in focusing too.
There are only 2 issues I can think of -
1) It is an expensive lens. The thing is that this is a quality lens, weather sealed (no need to worry about rain, snow), super fast f1.2, fast focusing with amazing picture quality. The focal length is a very useful for everyday pictures. You can use this lens for years and cherish the pictures this lens will take. For me, that justifies the price.
2) It is bigger than other primes with similar focal length. I think I can live with it. It is certainly much bigger than Panasonic 25mm f1.4. I was worried that Olympus 25mm f1.2 would be heavy, though it doesn't feel that heavy to me.
Anyway, I will say again. This is the best everyday prime lens for m43 in 2016 if you can afford this lens.
I was very excited to get this lens. I've not been able to see much in terms of the higher aperture lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, so this was a real treat. I have the 25mm f1.4 and have been shooting with it for a number of years. It's one of the best lenses for the system I have used, especially in it's relatively small size. The 25mm f1.2 is a beast to be sure. The build is a fairly solid metal, but some parts of it are a little strange.
For starters, the focus ring SLIDES BACK to allow manual focus. For the Panasonic GX-8 the manual focus works, but for some reason does not allow me to reach minimal focus distance (only about up to the last 85% of the way). To do that, I have to slide the ring back into auto focus and set the camera itself on manual focus. The function button on the lens seems like it would be super useful, but I find myself hitting it every now and then. The lens is also very large (compared to panasonic's and olympus' previous 25mm counterparts) and very heavy. I find it lengthwise to be almost comparable to Panasonic's 35-100mm barrel length, but probably closer to the 12-35mm and it weighs about as much -- so the camera system and lens combined are not as light as you might have expected, say, from the 25mm Panasonic 1.4. This much is probably obvious from photos and other comments, but experiencing it fairly different. It makes it a little more difficult to remove from a camera bag with speed, or to keep from bumping other people with it when slung around one's shoulder.
But the images are fantastic! I have a few that I added in the review just as ideas, but they don't really do the lens justice. The out-of-focus blur is very smooth while the subject in focus is super sharp (at f1.2). The colors are rendered nicely and shows very little in the way of chromatic abberation that I've outright noticed. Of course it works well in darker places, but you could really use it quite well as a portrait lens -- though I'm not sure I could say it dethrones the likes of the panasonic 42.5 1.2 -- it's probably a nice complementary lens. But it IS expensive.
When compared to the Panasonic f1.4, it's larger, heavier and more expensive (I can't say that enough). Is the max aperture size worth the difference in price? I think it really depends on how often you think you might use it. One might also consider its mobile versatility (or lack of). It is cumbersome to carry VS the other 25mms. The f1.4 still delivers very very good quality for less than half the price and at a much smaller space and weight. The f1.4 is also less conspicuous, especially if you like keeping a low profile during street shooting. In that area, the f1.4 wins. But if you are a professional or non casual photographer or doing a paid gig -- I think it would be hard NOT to recommend this lens.
As for myself, this experience was a 2 week rental. In that time I think that I've amassed enough experience to have swayed myself into purchasing this lens.
I give it 5 stars for amazing quality, but remove a star for the strange sliding focus ring and awkward function button. It's hard to remove a star for being big and cumbersome as that is probably more of a physics issue.
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