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Olympus M.ZUIKO 45mm f/1.2 Aperture Series: Zion Sandstone, Dusk

Get Olympus E-M1 Mark II and Olympus 45mm f/1.2 and Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH ($400 off as this was written) at B&H Photo. See also my Micro Fourth Thirds wish list.

Published in my review of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO is another aperture series:

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Aperture Series: Zion Sandstone, Dusk

Series includes full resolution images from f/1.2 through f/5.6.


Discerning users should look elsewhere, namely to the about $1198 Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH, which is currently $400 off. The Panasonic 42.5/1.2 offers superior build quality, far superior performance, and is actually less expensive with the current rebate. Note that the Panasonic 12mm f/1.4 is $300 off—also an excellent lens and the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 is a whopping $500 off.

All of my favorite lenses for M4/3 are Panasonic: the Panasonic 8mm f/3.5, Panasonic 25mm f/1.4, Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2, Panasonic 200mm f/2.8. Most of the Olympus PRO lenses have disappointed me (the 300mm f/4 excepted)—Panasonic rules the roost for M4/3 optics IMO. It seems as if Olympus is targeting lower mid range, and Panasonic targets mid-high range.

See my reviews of lenses for Micro Four Thirds in diglloyd Mirrorless Cameras.

Man, I’d love to mountain bike on this stuff, like I used to do twice a year for a week in Moab, Utah. But Moab was destroyed by off-roaders, so I guess it’s best it is in a national park. But see road biking in Zion National Park and road biking in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Sandstone formation, Zion National Park, east of tunnel
f4 @ 1/8 sec, ISO 64; 2018-04-17 17:54:32
Olympus E-M1 Mark II + OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.2 @ 93.4mm equiv (45mm)

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