xeroxparc79's reviews

  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Compact, light, sharp and well built
    Slow aperture, limited range

    The best kit lens available, the only real limit is the max aperture but for the price it's a bargain.

    reviewed February 22nd, 2009 (purchased for $115)
  • Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Zuiko Digital Fisheye

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Built like a tank
    A lot of purple fringing

    This lens is incredibly rugged, solid and heavy. It's far bigger than my previous Zenitar 16/2,8 that covers full frame, maybe due to water & dust seals. Good sharpness, but not stellar, and A LOT of purple fringing (not CA). For fisheye fans only.

    reviewed February 22nd, 2009
  • Olympus 25mm f/2.8 Zuiko Digital

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Sharp, light, well built
    Limited use

    The lens itself has no real flaws; it's very sharp, small, light and well built. But this focal lenght is too limited for a standard aperture like 2,8. Even mounted on e-410/420 isn't pocketable, you will need a small bag. For the price you may as well find the double kit Zuiko ED zoom; I think it's a much better choice.

    reviewed February 22nd, 2009 (purchased for $280)
  • Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp even at f/2, great macro performance, weatherproof
    Slow, noisy, imprecise, unrefined AF

    With SWD AF would be the best lens in the world.

    reviewed February 23rd, 2009 (purchased for $500)