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Friday, September 21, 2012

I still want my 12-60mm

Olympus - Sunrise through the ZD ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD (equiv. 24-120mm in 35mm) - Evolving Lights
The ZD ED 12-60mm SWD f/2.8-4.0

Olympus E1 + ZD ED 12-60mm SWD
Weather resistant lens - proven during rainy 4x4 challenge photography

I bought this lens together with the Olympus E-3 in 2007. Since then the lens become my favourite with over 90% of the time usage. It covers from wide to moderate tele and also not forgetting macro capable. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this lens for its Super Grade, dust and weather resistant.

However the lens eventually suffered with aperture stuck issue in early 2009. Having serviced by Olympus Malaysia, the lens is working perfectly until extreme usage of this lens during wet and muddy Borneo Safari 2011 where the SWD was totally out of order. The symptoms began with refuse to focus from 12mm and then all the zoom ranges where the lens does not response to focus at all. Manual focus helped a bit but there was a smearing effect in the photo. The lens is now at Olympus Service Centre since April 2012 because I still couldn't decide whether to bare the cost (RM900++) to change the  SWD unit.

Portraiture @ KDCA Penampang


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Rooster - ayam sabung

Blue Sky @ Kinasaraban Kundasang

Selamat Pagi 2 Febuari

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 4

TA4XDC New Year 4x4 Challenge 2011 - Kampung Bawang, Tamparuli

TA4XDC New Year 4x4 Challenge 2011 - Kampung Bawang, Tamparuli

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