Camerahoarders has published a new review on the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. The Olympus 12mm f2.0 is one of the stars of the M43 lens line-up. It is sharp even when wide open and has the dream mechanism for manual focus fans, yet still auto-focuses extremely fast. The build is great too. Other than the price, there’s not much here to fault as also confirmed by this review. Check this review out.
Their conclusion: Olympus 12 F/2 ED lens is quite a good performer. At $700 – $800 it is not cheap, but then you get what you pay for. F/2 wideangles this small are not something that grows on trees. It’s sharp across the frame at F/2 and gets really sharp from F/2.8 to F/8. There is visible vignette at F/2 but disappears already at F/2.8 so there’s really hardly anything to complain from optical performance standpoint. Unique manual focus implementation makes this lens really desirable for anyone used to hyper focal shooting style. Build quality is excellent and I can easily recommend it.