Felixley's reviews

  • Olympus 60mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    simply superb lens compared to 35mm lenses 2:1 magnification
    Pre-selection of distance-range

    Superb lens not only in the macro world, but also excellent for portrait, landscape and pictures at night.
    Excellent performance wide open, at f : 4 the micro-contrast is even better.
    Pre-selection of the distance-range seems strange at first, needs a little time to get used to - however very fast and reliable (even in the world of macro!).

    reviewed March 25th, 2018 (purchased for $700)
  • Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent optical performance reliable autofocus beautiful bokeh
    size / weight prize

    I have only bought this lens three weeks ago. My test is entirely "unscientific". Some pics I have taken of buildings at varying f-stops, the rest is simple every-day photography at different situations and light.
    Fully open the lens has an impressive performance. Tack-sharp throughout the entire image except for the very, very far corners. At f-stop 1.4 and 2.0 there is a very small increase of micro-contrast, and the corners look just about as good as the center. Further stopping down up to 8 only increases depth-of-field. To see the difference between 1.2 and 2.0 you need to look at 100% magnification.
    Working at low-light with this lens is a pleasure, sharp and blurry zones mould beautifully into each other. Simply incredible what Olympus has achieved, this lens is a gem . . .
    Why don't I give full marks for the overall performance? I would give it 10 out of 10, but the Zuiko 45mm/1.2 is even better . . .
    The camera I use is the E-M1.2.

    reviewed March 9th, 2018 (purchased for $1,340)
  • Olympus 75mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent optical performance
    ridiculous lenshood

    Truly excellent performance wide open, becomes razor-shap with biting contrast at 2.8.
    Beautiful color rendition; since the lens does not have any aspheric elements it has a smooth and creamy bokeh with beautiful transition between sharp and blurry zones.
    Highly recommended for any photography in poor light, gives you many options for your creativity!

    reviewed March 16th, 2018 (purchased for $800)
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.2 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    stunning optical performance beautiful bokeh fast and reliable AF
    Price, weight and size

    I bought this lens a couple of months ago after testing a total of five samples.
    My tests are "unscientific", buildings at different f-stops, and thereafter every-day photography with varying light and objects.
    Fully open the performance of this lens is at such a level that you feel there is nothing more you could ask for. Excellent contrast and sharpness throughout the entire image, even the most outer corners. Stopping down to 1.2 and 2.0 show that even more is possible. Razor-sharp and excellent micro-contrast right to the very edges.
    This is probably the best lens in its range I have had in my hands - ever. Would be interesting to see a comparison to Leica Apo-Summicron 90mm.
    The lens gives me the feeling to being right in itself, it feels well balanced in every respect, harmonious - it is difficult to put into words.

    reviewed March 9th, 2018 (purchased for $1,236)
  • Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Optical performance is absolutely stellar. Never have I had such an excellent lens with long focal length. Very fast, precise autofocus. Image stabilizer is incredibly efficient, particularly together with the E-M1.2. Very cheap, considering its 600mm
    Weight. Price.

    This lens is simply the best tele-photo lens I have ever had in my hands. Its image stabilizer does wonders.
    Whoever is interested in a long first-class tele-photo for mFT lens should buy it. You won't regret it
    However: considering the dimensions of other mFT format equipment, it appears very large and even more so heavy. If you compare it to a 600mm lens on full format, you will be delighted.

    reviewed May 8th, 2018 (purchased for $2,100)
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent optical performance fast AF solid built
    weight price

    I have only just briefly tested this lens at various focal lenghts and f stops on the Sony A7 III.

    What can I say? The lens performs at all tested focal lenghts (70, 100, 135 160 and 200mm) and at the tested f-stop 2.8 - 5.6 really excellent! Tack sharp right to the very corners, stopping down does not really change the performance, very good contrast, no colour-fringing, fast, reliable and precise AF - I don't know what more you could ask for.

    The lens seems to be extremely solid.

    Sony did a brilliant job on this lens.

    reviewed July 7th, 2018 (purchased for $2,750)