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Olympus OM-D E-M5

Aperture Series 12mm f/2 (Bicycle)

This scene affords a chance for the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 to prove itself— which it does. About $799, and a must-have lens for E-M5 owners.

Test scene

Focus was done with autofocus on the frame near the head tube, and the E-M5 succeeded where many cameras of its genre fail— many cameras would backfocus on the wall!

Even at f/2, it’s unclear exactly where focus actually falls, due to significant depth of field at f/2. But it’s safe to say that results are sharp at f/2, and therefore focus was quite close to where desired. There might be just a bit of backfocus since the wall is sharp also, and the leading handlebar is not.

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Test scene at f/2.8
Exposure 1/5 second @ f/2, ISO 200, 1/3 stop “pull”

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