Presenting a dramatic wide-angle field of view, the Micro Four Thirds-mount 12mm f/2.8 Lens from Opteka is a 24mm equivalent lens featuring a relatively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to balance low-light performance with a compact form factor. Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the lens sports a manual focus design along with a nine-blade diaphragm, which contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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- Micro Four Thirds System
- 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- HD Anti-Reflection Coating
Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Overview
Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Specs
|Focal Length||12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Format Coverage||Micro Four Thirds|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3.94" / 10 cm|
|Optical Design||12 Elements in 10 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||72 mm (Front)|
|Package Weight||1.075 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5 x 4.95 x 4.9"|
Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Reviews
Good wide angle lens
I bought this lens about 1/2 year ago and use it for landscapes and also for close-ups, especially flowers. It focuses to about 4 inches distance of the front of the lens. Because it is such a wide angle, that still does not make that close object look big in the picture, but it allows for an incredible depth of field. With just a little more distance you can take an image of a bunch of flowers and have the entire background in focus, or almost in focus. It is a nice effect! Sharpness seems to be very good, and there appears to be very little distortion, which is great for such a wide angle. The lens is well built and feels very solid. There are however two draw-backs: mounted on my Sony Nex 6 (APSC) camera there is corner shading. I usually crop my photos to some extend, so I just crop that off, but it can be annoying. The other problem is that on my camera, when you turn the focus ring to infinite and expect to have your landscape in focus, you have no luck. Infinite focus is actually closer to the 3-ft. mark. I am used to it now and just turn it to that spot to get infinite focus and it is no longer a problem. Overall, I learned to live with its flaws (therefore only 4 points) but I love to use this lens due to the extreme wide angle and good sharpness.
Really sharp lens
The opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Fujifilm is a stunningly sharp lens for your money. Built like a tank. The image quality is far better than one would expect for a lens of at this price point. In a word excellent!
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