Quote:The 12-100mm f4 zoom lens focusses much closer at 12mm than at 100mm. Interesting but it can be a bit of a bother (I get the same thing when using my 70-200mm with extension tube).
Olympus puts this 24-200mm f8 FF equivalent lens next to a FF 24-70 f4 + 70-200mm f4 combination. A bit silly.
It is more comparable to the likes of Canon EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM which is a 14-120mm f2.8-5 MFT equivalent.
The specs show quite a lot of focal length shortening towards minimum focus distance with only 0.21x at 0.45m MFD. A nice lens (focal range and sharpness), shame about the small aperture and high price.
The 30mm macro appears to be a very nice little lens, but no mention of any light accessories to help with illumination with the extremely short subject distance to the front of the lens.
The olympus marketeers really do love their contrived BS comparison to 35mm equivalents, I hope the major review sites pull them up on it and remind the audience that the important equivalent aperture parameter has been intentionally omitted. Anyway Im sure this has been discussed many times before :-) Looks like a nice lens otherwise, but not for me. 3:2 full frame is difficult to give up once you get used to the quality