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Old Oct 13, 2011, 9:38 PM   #1
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Default Something about the 12-60SWD lens

There is just something about the quality of the images taken with a 12-60mm SWD lens that keeps me coming back to use it again and again.

Here is one of my favorites taken awhile ago;

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 9:51 PM   #2
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Nice! I sure wish I could afford one. I'm grateful for the ones I do have, though!
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Beautiful and the PP is great.

How is the AF of the 12-60mm in very dim light?

I love my 14-54mm because it is extremely sharp but in low light conditions I have problems achieving focus with it.
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An absolutely gorgeous photo. Beautiful!
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 1:58 PM   #5
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Zig, that is great. It looks like a painting/photo , very nice.
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Fantastic shot. I find myself using only three lens since about a year: the 9/18, 50/200SWD ... and the 12/60SWD. All the other ones are gathering dust right now.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 2:39 PM   #7
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Hi All,

thank you for commenting. Your kind words are always much appreciated.

I posted this for 2 reasons;
1- I didn't want anyone to think I was abandoning the Olympus 43 system in favor of Nikon. As long as the E-30 produces images like this one, I'm going to be a happy camper.

2- As good as a camera body can be, it's only a 1/3d of the equation. The other parts are the lens and you, the photographer.

As for the lens; the ZD 12-60mm SWD lens is just a cracker of a lens. It is extremely sharp through out the range, wide open or stopped down. If it weren't for distortion when photographing architecture, I would never even notice it.


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An interesting side note, I took this while staying at the winter home of our good friends in Vero Beach FL this past March. My wife and Susan were outside yacking away- I was sitting in the living room studying these white roses.

My eyes kept going back to this rose. I kept thinking how perfect it was, fragile, with great detail, So, I took a few photos. I really didn't do much with it after getting home.

This week, I got a notification that an independent judge was going to be judging our last photo competition for the year. The final category was to be pastels.

I remembered this photo. So, I printed, matted it and last night it finished first.

Hi Marcelo,

The 12-60mm doesn't give me any trouble in focusing in poor lighting situations.

regards to all,

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Fantastic shot. I find myself using only three lens since about a year: the 9/18, 50/200SWD ... and the 12/60SWD. All the other ones are gathering dust right now.
With those 3 lenses, you really can't go wrong in most situations. All are very fine performers. I did recently sell my 50-200mm ED lens on fourtthird.com.
i just think that the D90 + 70-200mm 2.8 produces more consistent results for BIF.

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Hi All,

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This week, I got a notification that an independent judge was going to be judging our last photo competition for the year. The final category was to be pastels.

I remembered this photo. So, I printed, matted it and last night it finished first.
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Congrats again, another win!!! Well deserved.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 7:31 AM   #10
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Hey Zig

Fab news on the 1st prize !!!


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