Thursday, September 13, 2012

NEW! Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS and Olympus 75mm f/1.8

We just received two highly anticipated new Micro-Four-Thirds lenses on the same day, the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS and the Olympus 75mm f/1.8.

The build-quality of the 12-35mm might be the best yet for a Micro-4/3 lens. Equivalent to a 24-70mm zoom on a full-frame, it has a silky smooth zoom, all metal construction, is weather-sealed and upon preliminary testing, it is stunningly sharp throughout its zoom range, even wide open.

The 75mm Olympus offers similar construction quality (minus weather sealing) as well as optical quality, proving to be one of the sharpest lenses for Micro-4/3. Equivalent to a 150mm lens on full-frame, its fast f-stop means excellent subject isolation and makes an ideal portrait lens.

Keep in mind that both these new lenses work perfectly on Panasonic and Olympus Micro-4/3 bodies.

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