Olympus OM-D E-M1 / 12-40mm Kit

Olympus OM-D E-M1 / 12-40mm Kit

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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP 12-40mm Lens - Black + FREE RETURN POSTAGE
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP 12-40mm Lens - Black + FREE RETURN POSTAGE

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    • $1,583.95
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Black (FREE INSURANCE + 1 YEAR AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY)
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Black (FREE INSURANCE + 1 YEAR AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY)

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    • $1,584.00
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    • Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Kit Black
    • Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Kit Black

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    • $1,588.00
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    • Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Kit Silver
    • Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Kit Silver

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    • $1,625.00
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP 12-40mm Lens - Black + FREE GIFT + 12MTH LOCAL WARRANTY
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP 12-40mm Lens - Black + FREE GIFT + 12MTH LOCAL WARRANTY

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    • $1,643.95
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Black (PRIORITY DELIVERY + FREE ACCESSORRY)
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Black (PRIORITY DELIVERY + FREE ACCESSORRY)

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    • $1,644.00
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/ 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens -  Black
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/ 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens - Black

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    • $1,725.00
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Silver + FREE RETURN POSTAGE
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Silver + FREE RETURN POSTAGE

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    • $1,753.95
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Silver + FREE GIFT + 12MTH LOCAL WARRANTY
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 16MP (12-40mm) Lens kit Silver + FREE GIFT + 12MTH LOCAL WARRANTY

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    • $1,813.95
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Kit Black
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Kit Black

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    • $1,895.00
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 / 12-40mm Kit Review

  • 4.5 / 5
    • The good:
      Strong build quality, Fast performance, Excellent image quality
    • The bad:
      Second curtain flash not possible with Pocket Wizards, Exposure unchangeable while shooting time lapse, Occasionally slow Wi-Fi activity

    Olympus OM-D E-M1/12-40mm Kit f/2.8 lens has an optical zoom ratio spanning roughly 3.3x for 35mm equivalent 24-80mm focal range. Zoom ratio is typical for any kit lens, but this one goes wider in comparison to most. Performance at far-field range is outstanding at medium, telephoto and wide settings at f/8, having strong detail as well as remarkably good contrast across frame. There are flare hints however, visible around brilliant objects at a wide angle. Negligible chromatic aberration is observed, though the E-M1 suppresses this characteristic in JPEGs. As well, the Olympus E-M1 offers 2x digital zoom that performs fairly well, due to the high-resolution lens. Excellent performance is evident overall, especially when a comparison is struck with typical kit lenses.



    The OM-D E-M1 features a small minimum area with exceptionally good detail. Performance of Olympus E-M1’s macro depends entirely upon the lens in use. When 12-40mm lens is set to 40mm, Olympus E-M1 captures fairly small and minimum area, for any kit lens, that measures jus 2.02 x 1.51 inches (51 x 39 millimeters). There is very good sharpness over a significant portion of the frame, even though corners are soft in a way. Most lenses do in fact have some type of softening at macro distances within the corners.



    The bundled flash appears to throttle down quite well at relatively close distance, though the lens casts dark shadow across nearly two-thirds of frame. You thus may want to utilize an alternate means of lighting if shooting at very close focus using this lens. There is low geometric distortion when using the 12-40mm lens for JPEGs, but it is much higher in uncorrected RAW files. If shooting JPEGs, expect the 12-40mm lens to produce roughly 0.3 percent distortion of barrel at wide angle. This is much lower compare to the average and slightly noticeable only in certain forms of its image.



    You can expect significantly low JPEG chromatic aberration with the OM-D E-M1 12-40mm kit, since this feature gets suppressed by the camera lens. Corner softening is wide open and mild to moderate. Chromatic aberration is quite low, since the E-M1 comes as the first Micro Four-Thirds model from Olympus which suppresses lateral JPEG chromatic aberration. At wide angle, corners are to a very slight degree only very slightly soft and wide open, whereas the center which is excellent performance is sharp. This mostly happens because the lens is faster and wider than any typical kit lens. At full telephoto, the top corners become sharp, though bottom corners remain moderately soft. The bottom right ones are softest, while the center exhibits very remarkable sharpness.



    As well, there is moderate vignetting, or corner shading, which occurs at both telephoto and wide angle at maximum aperture. The OM-D E-M1 kit from Olympus applies geometric correction automatically to JPEGs that are impossible to disable, just as with all Micro Four-Thirds cameras. It now automatically suppresses lateral chromatic aberration in JPEGs. Olympus E-M1 offers optional Shading Compensation features for cutting down on vignetting in JPEG images.