Lens Review – Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens

The Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8Before I jump in and start wildly commenting on the Olympus 12-40mm’s good and bad bits, I’d like to give a bit of context to why I’m examining this lens as a potential purchase…

When I originally started using the Four Thirds digital SLR system, I lusted after the fast HG and SHG lenses in the Olympus system. I wanted lenses like the awesome 14-35mm f2, the super versatile 50-200mm f2.8-f3.5 but i couldn’t afford them. I wound up getting a great deal on the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 lens, and I really loved the wide angle and its really consistent quality.

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Photos on the way to IKEA

I’ve started taking my camera just about everywhere with me. The other day I took my super compact camera kit (Olympus OMD EM5 with the teeny tiny Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens) on a little trip to IKEA. It was great chance to shoot a few photos during my epic journey to IKEA Croydon! I took 3 types of transport to get there and it was barely worth the trip for my minimal purchases.

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