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First Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens Unboxing video


It’s not a review but let’s give some free space to our “emotional” part of the brain :) Here is the first Olympus 12mm f/2.0 video! The lens is in Stock Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), B&H (Click here) and eBay (Click here). Feel free to send me your first image samples and videos if you already managed it to get the lens!

P.S.: A Black E-P3 with 17mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). And a third party reseller is trying to sell the first Silver E-P3 for $1,799.00 on Amazon (Click here).

  • zigi_S

    But no AF on e-pl2. Why are people making such bad reviews?

    • Zörg

      Of course there’s AF with this lens on E-PL2 body!!! Or maybe I didn’t understand your post?

      • zigi_S

        I meant to say, why did he made a video without an AF test. It’s pretty obvious from the pictures, how the lens looks like.

        • Ryan

          It wasnt a review, it was a unboxing, thus no AF test. I’m glad he showed what it looked like on other cameras and with the most popular 46mm lens hood from ebay, gives a great perspective on what to hope for when someone buys it.

  • bob

    i bought the lens. the print work on the box was total garbage! purple tint on the night scene is a demo of how the lens performs?

  • Anentropic

    Does the pull-ring to switch the camera to manual focus mode work on panasonic bodies or just the new Olympus E-Px3 models?

    • Wt21

      It would be both as the lens (which I own) drops into full manual mode.

  • Narretz

    I’m curious to see how well the lens performs AF-wise on Pana bodies.

  • i will most likely buy this lens, however, i do wish it was available in an anodized black version, with a lens hood and padded lens bag included in the deal.

    • Miroslav

      “i do wish it was available in an anodized black version”

      It will be, but as a part of some “special edition” kit in couple of months,

  • frank

    It is a real shame that a lens of this price comes without a pouch and a shade. These 2 would have cost no more than a few $ and would have positioned it as a serious lens whereas now it feels a little like a cheap experience.

    • samshootsall

      just buy available hoods & pouch now or wait for a COPY version of the Olympus 12 hood with in the next few months.

      • frank

        I know there is a simple solution, just buy aftermarket. It is just that I think that I feel that at this price factory spec items should be included.

    • Wt21

      I agree.

  • Bob

    Perfect example why auto focus should never ever be used for videos!

    • Jim

      100% agree….

      Go tell it to the camera man I’m editing for….

      Not just AF but is very lazy with tripod use (only 30% straight horizons and 60% over 5° off) – even for panaramics!!! and waves the camera around with the idea that someware in there will be a usable frame!! – lol a photographer who moved to video and thinks he is the nuts… as much as photography is a disiplin – so is video and they are not as close as you might first think!

      Sorry just a gruble (while we are talking user flaws with video) while im working a bad job!

  • The FourThirds lens boxes looks way better. I think it would be nice if that 12mm lens comes in a silver box.

  • That certainly is a nice looking lens. I even like the silver lens on the black GH2. This is the first Olympus lens that tempts me, and not because of its looks.

  • Donald

    I like that lens hood shown in the video.
    A 46mm version like the Zeiss ZM bayonet ones – now to try to find one.

    • Neonart

      There’s a bunch of those on eBay for $6-15 shipped. Just search for 46mm lens hood. There are usually 2 options a regular and a wide angle, both vented. I don’t think it’ll matter on this lens because the Olympus one is longer than those on eBay. I have one for my Jupiter 8 and the quality is great.

  • Ahem

    The right side of the video is still cut off. FF 5.0.

  • rick_d

    I know there’s a nice hood for this lens, is it an extra-cost accessory? I’m accustomed to the 4/3 lenses, all of which include the hood.

    I’m a little surprised Oly’s first premium µ4/3 lens would come without.

  • Willy

    What a cheap box for an $800 dollar lens! Just brown cardboard and a sheet of foam? Doesn’t give the impression that Olympus regards this lens as anything special, which I think it is.

    Of course this doesn’t affect the quality of the lens, but they could take a lesson from Apple.

    • Wt21


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