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Lenstip tested the Olympus 12-100mm PRO lens and conlcudes:
To be honest the Olympus 12-100 mm surprised me very positively. I didn’t expect such good results. I was almost sure that at least for one focal length the image quality would be weak on the edges of the frame and the lens would fail in the category of flares as well. No such things happened and for that the constructors deserve a round of applause. You get a lens with a very wide range of focal lengths, a decent constant aperture fastness, one able to provide good quality images at every combination of aperture and focal length; additionally its autofocus is efficient and its optical stabilization performs very well indeed. Really, it would be difficult to demand anything more. Good job!
ePhotozine posted the full lens review and concludes:
A standard zoom is a very useful lens and one that offers a high level of performance even more so. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Asph is a remarkably fine lens and despite the higher price that it demands gives excellent VFM. Definitely this is a very strong contender if looking for a versatile all purpose Micro Four Thirds zoom.
Gear of the week 03 – Olympus E-M1 Mark II & Zhiyun Crane Gimbal Unboxing & First Impressions
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10 Things to Consider When Shooting Water and Seascapes (Explora).
Top Instagram Photographers Worth Following in 2017 (Adorama Learning Center)
25mm f/1.2 PRO lens test at Pixelmania.
Neue Dinge: E-PL8-Buch und Akku-Dummy für E-M1II (Pen And Tell).
Sunset Photography Tips (Peter Baumgarten)
Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group and the GH5 group.