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Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Preview

We go hands-on with the new Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Micro Four Thirds lens. Sample Photos Added.

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As part of Olympus' new M.Zuiko PRO lens range, Olympus has announced the new M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO wide-angle zoom lens, with constant f/2.8 aperture, manual focus clutch mechanism, and dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof metal construction. 

Olympus M Zuiko 12 40mm F2 8 PRO (10)
Olympus 12 40mm Slide

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens feels extremely well built with a metal construction and reassuringly solid feeling grip for both the zoom ring and focus ring. The focus ring can be pulled back to reveal manual focus markings, making it easy to quickly switch between manual and auto focus.
Olympus M Zuiko 12 40mm F2 8 PRO (11)
The metal construction and weight of the lens gives the lens a feeling of quality, making it feel like a classic lens, it also provides slightly longer reach than the nearest competitor, the Panasonic Lumix X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens is the equivalent of 24-80mm in 35mm terms, and comes with a lens hood with lock so that it doesn't accidentally come off.

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Other sample images


Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Hands-On Photos of Equipment


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
StabilisedNo
35mm equivalent24mm - 80mm
Internal focusingYes
Maximum magnificationNo Data
Focusing
Min Focus20cm
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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