Almost ideal all-round lens

Almost ideal all-round lens

Olympus Zuiko Digital EZ-1260 12-60mm 1: 2.8-4.0 SWD lens (Four Thirds, 72 mm filter thread) (Electronics)

Customer Review

Besides the fact that I had to wait over three months to this objective at Amazon, I can not say anything negative about it. Pricewise though at the threshold of pain, but it's worth the money!

First tries on the E-300 - and now the E-520! Overall, this combination is so heavy in the hand, that the image stabilizer almost no longer need (just kidding; in my liking for available-light photography ...). Still, for my paws ideal for particularly fine (women -) - Hands maybe less.

The focus was in 95% of cases without problems (and of all things: afloat). The focal length range is perfectly adequate for general situations, even for close-ups! My intermediate ring and the 50mm macro lens I need not even unpack when I visited the garden show in Tulln!

The image quality leaves nothing to be desired, I am very satisfied.

Conclusion: What do I do now with my 11-22er? Is probably superfluous ...
On the other hand the telephoto range is of course not huge; since the 18-180er is an acceptable alternative.

Next vacation (November 2008: Vietnam, Cambodia): E-520 with 12-60er as standard lens, telephoto 18-180er as alternative and the 50s with Aperture 2 for safety's sake for Twilight, but also close-ups.

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