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If performance plus reliability are your criteria for a good lens, then the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Lens is just for you! This lens is Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is packed with features that will surely take you to the next level. It has a 7-blade circular diaphragm that works at its best providing artistic focus and quality shots. Its 12-40mm focal length provides a constant f/2.8 aperture that enables you to deliver in low-light and shallow depth situations. It also has an ultra-lightweight 62mm filter with multi-coating so you'll have a better way to control the light in any situation. It also features ZERO coating that lessens ghosts and flares at any light situation you get into. The M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Lens has a Manual Focus Clutch mechanism that enables efficient and effective focusing on different angles. It also has a Tele Macro with a minimum focus of 20cm at all focal lengths. This feature enables you to shoot close-up without switching to macro. This lens versatility never stops as it is equipped with a High-speed imager AF with MSC mechanism paired with a linear motor drive system which results to a fast and silent focusing. The M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Lens has a metallic construction that’s dust, freeze and drip-proof that lets you work on harsh conditions.
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Product Features in Detail
Both high-resolution/high-performance and compact size
This accessory possesses optical performance that rivals the popular Four Thirds High Grade (HG) series excellent depictive power and mobility. A logical lens design of 14 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 EDA lens, 2 HR lenses) enables a compact form and excellent depictive power.
Constant aperture fixed to f2.8, compact, lightweight form and superior depictive performance
This lens makes use of the Micro Four Thirds System standard, and while maintaining a compact and lightweight form, achieves a constant aperture value of f2.8 at all focal lengths, and also covers a standard zoom range of 24-80mm (35mm equivalent). In order to make a lens that exceeds the popular Four Thirds standard HIGH GRADE lens in image quality, high-performance, and compact lightweight form, the various types of lenses and the latest fabrication technologies were used. Thin, large-aperture cemented lenses that use HD lenses, aspherical lenses such as DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lenses and EDA lenses, and lenses with ED/HR materials were used along with ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) lens coating for thoroughly removing ghosts and flaring. To produce natural defocused effects, 7 blades are used for the circular-shaped aperture.
ZERO coating thoroughly removes ghosts and flaring
Ghosts and flaring are highly transparent that they are difficult to prevent, however, .ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating was applied to the surface of the lens making it possible to throughly remove these phenomena. ZERO coating enables clear depictive performance even in backlit or other unfavorable conditions.
Dustproof and splashproof construction that expands shooting possibilities
Equipped with dustproof and splashproof construction for greater shooting enjoyment when combined with a dustproof and splashproof camera body. Not only the end of the lens and mount that are protected, but sealing has been placed in 6 locations for improved dustproof and splashproof performance. Additionally, materials with waterproof and ventilation quality are used to maintain the air vents within the lens (which is cultivated on the Four Thirds standard HIGH-GRADE lens), and smooth zooming operation is maintained without compromising dustproof and splashproof performance.
Equipped with the MSC mechanism by use of a linear motor, for quick and silent auto focusing
The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism equipped on this lens is the latest in optical design technology for achieving quick and silent focusing with a lightweight form and minimum number of lenses. The gears, which are the cause of operational noises, have been removed and a sub-micron precision metal axis (shaft) and fast-moving linear motor drive system is used for direct driving of the focusing lens. This lens employs an inner focusing system that uses the MSC mechanism, and focuses using a compact and lightweight focusing unit consisting of two cemented lenses. This results in an agile, silent focus drive for the world's fastest AF when combined with the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1. Smooth autofocus operation makes for comfortable and enjoyable, stress-free still image and movie shooting.
The Manual Focus Clutch mechanism, an evolved version of the Snapshot Focus mechanism
This lens is equipped with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism which makes manual focusing smoother, and which is evolved from the Snapshot Focus mechanism used on wide-angle lenses. When the focus ring is pulled toward the user, distance markers appear, making this feature useful not only for manual focusing, but also for instantly moving to a specific focal distance just as with Snapshot Focus. Additionally, because with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism the focus ring is rotated within the distance markers rather than being endlessly rotated, it can be used in the same way as traditional manual focus lenses.
Macro shooting performance of a minimum focusing distance of 20cm at all focal lengths, with a maximum magnification of 0.6x (35mm equivalent)
A minimum focusing distance of 20cm at all focal lengths, without switching to macro mode is available, At the telephoto end, close-up shooting is available at 7cm from the front end of the lens, with a maximum magnification of 0.3x (0.6x, 35mm equivalent:). Because users can approach main subjects down to 9cm from the front of the lens at the wide-angle setting, wide-angle macro shooting with an exaggerated sense of perspective is possible, for a truly versatile lens.
Conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard designed for the professionals
This large-aperture standard zoom is of both high-performance, compactness and lightweight form at a constant aperture f2.8. This lens maintains the brightness of a constant aperture f2.8 for the perfect response to high-grade image creation.
Included in the Box
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Lens
Lens Rear Cap(LR-2)
12 Months Warranty from Olympus Australia
|Model||Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Lens|
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||24-80mm|
|Lens Construction||14 Elements in 9 Groups|
|(Aspherical ED lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, DSA lens, 2 ED lenses, HD lens, 2 HR lenses)|
|Dust & Drip Proof||Yes|
|Focusing System||High-speed Imager AF (MSC)|
|Linear Motor Drive System|
|Angle of View||84-30 Degrees|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.2m|
|Maximum Image Magnification||0.3x|
|35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification||0.6x|
|Minimum Field Size||58 x 44 mm|
|Number of Blades||7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)|
|Filter Size||Diameter 62mm|
|Related Accessories (Option)||Protection Filter (PRF-D62 PRO)|