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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
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(8/2/2015 to 9/5/15)

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
  • 1 DSA, 2 ED, 1 HD, 2 HR Lens Elements
  • High-Speed Imager AF with MSC
  • Linear Motor Drive System
  • Manual Focus Clutch
  • Dust, Freeze and Drip-Proof Construction
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Focal Length 12 - 40 mm / Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 80 mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 / Minimum: f/22
  • Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
  • Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
  • Angle of View 84° - 30°
  • Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
  • Magnification 0.3x
  • Groups/Elements 9/14
  • Diaphragm Blades 7
  • Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
  • Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.75 x 3.31" (69.9 x 84 mm)
  • Weight 13.47 oz (382 g)
  • LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens (Black)
  • 260056 LR-2 Rear Lens Cap For E-P1 Lenses
  • LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens (Black)
  • LSC-0918 Lens Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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 Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5   (1 Reviews)

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best Standard Zoom Lens I've Used , 12.7.2013
Reviewer: Chris (Daly City, CA)

Build Quality: The exterior seems to be all metal construction which gives a very solid feel. It reminds me a little bit of how Zeiss lenses feel in the hand. The zoom ring is very smooth and tight, as good as the best zooms I've used. I don't think zoom creep will be a problem with this lens even though there is no zoom locking mechanism. The focus ring is also well dampened and feels good to use. Haven't tested the weather sealing myself, but there are videos on youtube showing this lens taking a shower and still performing. 5/5 stars for build quality.

Optical Quality: Hands down, best lens in the 24-70mm f/2.8 category I've used. This is lens super sharp straight from f/2.8. I see a little improvement in the corners at f/4 but I personally would shoot at f/2.8 all day with no worries. Flaring, color fringing, etc. everything is very well controlled. Distortion at both 12mm and 40mm is well controlled as well. I was concerned distortion would be an issue because of the longer zoom range (24-80 vs the 24-70) I was pleasantly surprised. I've used the 28-70L and the 24-70L mk 1, the Olympus 12-40mm tops both of these lenses in all categories. Haven't touched the 24-70L II so I can't comment on that. 5/5 stars for the images coming from this lens.

Other Stuff: AF vs MF is switched by pushing/pulling the focusing ring. There is no manual focus over-ride like the USM on Canon lenses. The manual focus ring also has hard stops at both ends but it will focus beyond infinity. I wish the hard stop was at infinity for easy focusing in the dark for astrophotography but this is not the case. Very few lenses have hard stops at infinity these days unfortunately. I'm very happy with this lens overall and would recommend it to anybody looking for a micro 4/3 standard zoom, assuming it falls within your budget of course.