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Video: Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V writing team in 2007 and is now a lead producer on our video team.

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The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens features a generous, expansive wide angle that's perfect for sweeping landscapes, city panoramas, or your group of friends posing together in your cozy living room. Plus, the wide f/2.0 aperture lets you work with the light that's available, and with its shallow depth of field at maximum aperture, it can enhance depth in pictures with a big subject in the foreground. Pop this lens on the front of your camera and start collecting more wows per shutter click.

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This is the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. So it's a Micro Four-Thirds design, which keeps the size nice and small. It's well-built, made out of metal, feels real solid to the touch. And of course it's an effective 24mm 35mm equivalent with the crop factor on Micro Four Thirds.

24mm is a very wide-angle lens. It'll let you get in really close to your subject for dramatic effect, and also capture wide scenes that you can't with other lenses. It's got a real clever ring design here — where when the ring is forward like this, it is actually using electronic auto focus. But when you want to take over manually, just slide the ring back.

So it's a nice little lens for the Micro Four-Thirds system, the Olympus 12mm f/2.0. If you have any questions about this or any other lens just give us a call.

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