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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Micro Four Thirds Lens Announced

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Micro Four Thirds Lens Announced - Olympus has announced the launch of a new 12-40mm f/2.8 Professional Micro Four Thirds lens, along with a fast telephoto zoom lens.

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Product : Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro
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Olympus M Zuiko 12 40mm F2 8 Pro Lens

Olympus has announced the launch of the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens. The lens is dust proof, freeze proof and splash proof, like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 it accompanies. 

It is a constant f/2.8 aperture zoom lens, and Olympus say it will have better image quality than Zuiko Digital High Grade Lenses. 

The lens features a manual focus clutch mechanism, as well as the ability to shoot tele macro images with a minimum shooting distance of 20cm. It features a ZERO coating helping to minimise ghosting and flare. 

Olympus has also announced the development of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 ED PRO lens, which will be ideal for capturing professional quality shots of moving subjects. It is set to be released by the end of 2014. 

Read our Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Hands-On Preview
Read our Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On Review

For more information, take a look at the Olympus website

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
General
Lens Mounts
  • Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length12mm - 40mm
Angle of View30° - 84°
Max Aperturef/2.8
Min Aperturef/22
Filter Size62mm
35mm equivalent24mm - 80mm
Internal focusingYes
Focusing
Min Focus20cm
StabilisedNo
Construction
Blades7
Elements14
Groups9
Box Contents
Box ContentsLSC-0918 Lens Case, Lens Hood, Lens Cap (Front and rear)
Dimensions
Weight382g
Height84mm

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