Olympus OM System M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO MKII Lens

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Product Description

Olympus OM System M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO MKII Lens

  • Compact, lightweight and versatile MFT zoom (24-80mm equivalent in full frame format)
  • Exceptional image quality from 14 elements in 9 groups with 9 special lens elements
  • IP53 weather resistance when paired with a weather-resistant body
  • High-speed imager AF (MSC) system
  • Bright, constant f/2.8 aperture with 7-bladed circular diaphragm
  • Fluorine and ZERO coatings
  • Cost-effective 62mm filter thread
  • Close 0.2m minimum focusing distance

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II (35mm equivalent: 24-80mm) is a high-performance, standard zoom lens featuring the brightness of F2.8 across the entire zoom range from wide-angle 24mm equivalent to mid-range telephoto 80mm equivalent. This is the successor to the popular classic Micro Four Thirds M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO standard zoom lens (released November 29, 2013) and offers improved image quality and weather-resistant performance thanks to the latest technologies.

Further improved high image quality and a compact, lightweight design in a standard zoom lens with a fixed maximum aperture of F2.8

Optical design with 14 elements in 9 groups for excellent resolution across the entire zoom range

This model uses an optical design with 14 elements in 9 groups (1 EDA lens, 2 aspherical lens, 1 DSA lens, 2 ED lens, 1 HD lens, 2 HR lens) with 4 aspherical lenses including a DSA lens effectively placed to achieve a compact, lightweight form and superior depictive performance of an M.Zuiko PRO lens. Effectively compensating for aberrations that occur when zooming, results in high resolution from the center to the edges of the frame across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle 24mm equivalent to mid-telephoto 80mm equivalent. This high-performance lens fully utilizes the high image quality performance of the camera body when using High Res Shot mode.

Clearer, sharper imaging than ever before

The latest manufacturing techniques suppress surface scattering on aspherical lenses, significantly reducing flares compared to conventional products, resulting in clearer depictive performance. Optimal placement of coating, including ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, improves resistance to backlighting.

Versatile features for a wide range of applications, including macro shooting
Close-up shooting performance with a maximum image magnification of 0.6x1

This lens features a closest focusing distance of 20 cm across the entire zoom range. At the wide-angle end, users can enjoy macro shooting with an enhanced sense of perspective, and at the telephoto end a maximum image magnification of 0.6x that rivals half-macro lenses, for authentic close-up shooting. The lens is capable of various styles of macro shooting and includes support for Focus Stacking which is useful for close-up shooting.

An MSC mechanism enables high-speed, silent AF

The compact, lightweight focusing unit consisting of two cemented lenses is powered by a linear motor driving MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism, resulting in high-speed, silent AF. This design makes shooting still images and videos easy. The lens is capable of approximately 50 fps (AF/AE tracking) sequential shooting on the OM SYSTEM OM-1 thanks to advanced camera control technology.

Superb controls for quick setting changes

Pull the focus ring toward you to instantly switch to manual focus with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism and use the L-Fn (lens function) button to control the lens with a single finger. These features allow users to quickly switch settings as needed to continue shooting without delay.

Body material Magnesium alloy body
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
IMAGE SENSOR
Type 4/3'' Stacked BSI Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels 20.4 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Aspect ratio & area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm
Full resolution 22.9 Megapixels
ENGINE
Type TruePic X
FILTER
Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter
VIEWFINDER
Type Electronical Viewfinder
Pixel number 5760K dots
Diopter adjustment Equipped -4.0 - +2.0 diopters / built-in type
Angle of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Max. 1.65x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)
Eye point 21mm at ‑1 dioptre from eyepiece lens
Style 3 styles selectable
Brightness adjustment Adaptive Brightness Technology / Manual settings: +/‑ 7 levels
Correction of colour temperature +/‑ 7 levels
S-OVF Expands the Live View dynamic range
*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S, M and B modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
LIVE VIEW
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification levels 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Dynamic range expansion When in HDR1 or HDR2
IMAGE STABILISER
Type Sensor shift
Modes Five-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic
Effective Compensation Range Up to 8 EV steps* (Sync IS)
Up to 7 EV steps*
Based on CIPA measurement conditions
*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO. Focal length: 150mm (35mm equivalent: 300mm), halfway release image stabilisation Off, Frame rate: High
Live View stabilisation Available
FOCUSING SYSTEM
Method TTL phase difference detection system, contrast detection system
Focus areas 1053 points / cross‑type phase detection AF
1053 points / contrast AF All target, Single target (1 point), Small target (9 points), Cross target (39 points), Middle target (63 points), Large target (165 points) , Custom target* (AF area and its increment steps selectable)*Number of saved custom target settings: 4
AF working range -8 - 19EV (ISO approx.100, with a f/1.2 lens)
AF lock Available; Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Separate AF-On button Available
Modes Manual focus Preset MF** Single AF* Continuous AF* AF* TrackingStackingBracketing
* incl. manual override
** Distance setting values are rough estimates and only AF lenses can be used.
AF illuminator Equipped
Manual focus Available; With enlarged focusing area, focus peaking and focus indicator
Face Detection extension Eye Detect AF: Off Left side priority Near side priority Right side priority
Predictive AF Available
AF tracking Available; Available in continuous AF mode
Focus peaking
Colour selection White, black, red, yellow
Intensity High / Normal / Low
Back light effect On / Off
Focus Bracketing Mode Number of images
Number of images 3 - 999 shots
Step size 10 levels
Compatible with All Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
Focus Stacking Mode
Technology 3-15 images are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
Compatible with M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 7‑14mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 8‑25mm F4 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO II, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑45mm F4 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑100mm F4 IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F4.0 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100‑400mm F5.0‑6.3 IS, M.Zuiko Digital ED 150‑400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14, M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
AF targeting pad Available (activate/deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Intelligent Subject Detection AF Aircrafts Bullet trains Birds Cats Dogs Formula cars Helicopters Motorcycles Ralley cars Standard trains Steam locomotives
Focus limit Available
EXPOSURE SYSTEM
Modes Programme automatic Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual BulbTime Movie HDR Custom shooting Custom 1 Custom 2 Custom 3 Live Composite
Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Note: Monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV.
Exposure bracketing 2 / 3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps)
7 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps)
ISO bracketing 3 frames (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
AE lock Available
Shadow Adjustment Technology Flicker Scan: Available for M, S and silent mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
HDR bracketing 3 / 5 frames (+/- 2 / 3 EV steps)
7 frames (+/- 2 EV steps)
Anti-Flicker Shooting function Available
MULTI-EXPOSURE
Max. number of frames 2 frames (shooting)
3 frames (editing)
Auto gain control Available
Frame assistance Live View
LIGHT METERING
Method TTL open aperture light metering
Zones 324 zones Multi‑pattern Sensing System
Detection range -2 - 20 EV (f2.8, ISO 100)
Modes ESP light metering Spot metering Centre weighted metering Highlight Shadow
Histogram in shooting mode Available
ART FILTER
Modes Pop Art Soft Focus Pale & Light Colour Light Tone Grainy Film Pin Hole Diorama Cross Process Dramatic Tone Gentle Sepia Key LineWater colour Vintage Partial Colour* Bleach Bypass Instant Film
Variation / Effect Available
Art Filter bracketing
Art Filters selectable * 18 colours selectable
SENSITIVITY
Auto ISO LOW* - 102400 (upper default ISO 25600)
Manual ISO LOW* - 102400 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
SHUTTER
Shutter type Computerised focal-plane shutter
Durability 400000 shots
Modes Single frame Sequential shooting Self timer Bracketing
SHUTTER SPEEDS
Shutter speed range 1/8000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
Bulb mode Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)
High res shot
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 - 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30s
Resolution JPEG: 10368x7776 / 8160 x 6120 / 5760 x 4320 RAW: 10368 x 7776
Equivalent to 80M / 50M / 25M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
Available in P/A/S/M mode
Handheld High res shot
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 - 60s
Resolution JPEG: 8160 x 6120 / 5760 x 4320 RAW: 8160 x 6120
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
Available in P/A/S/M mode
Flash can not be used
Anti-shock mode
Shutter type Electronic first curtain shutter
Shutter speed 1/320* - 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30s
* For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Silent mode
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/32000 - 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30s
Flicker Scan
Stills 1/7634 - 1/50s
Movies 1/250 ‑ 1/30s *
* Frame rates greater 30fps are limited to their reciprocal value
WHITE BALANCE
Manual White balance (One-Touch) Available
White balance bracketing 3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6 mired steps
One-touch white balance 4 custom settings can be registered
Custom WB 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
Preset values Tungsten Flourescent 1 Sunlight Flash Overcast Shade Underwater
Auto Flash adjustment Off / Auto WB / Flash
Keep warm colour On / Off
SEQUENCE SHOOTING
Speed Approx. 10fps (selectable 1‑10fps)
Anti-shock mode
Speed Approx. 10fps (selectable 1‑10fps)
Silent mode
Speed Approx. 20fps (selectable 5, 10, 15, 20fps with blackout)
Speed SH1* Approx. 120fps (selectable 60, 100, 120fps without blackout)
Speed SH2* ** Approx. 50fps (selectable 25, 50fps without blackout)
Pro Capture mode
Speed* Approx. 20fps (selectable 5, 10, 15, 20fps)
Speed SH1* Approx. 120fps (selectable 60, 100, 120fps)
Speed SH2* ** Approx. 50fps (selectable 25, 50fps)
*Compatible lenses are limited.
*Slower shutter speeds and flash cannot be used
Max. number of frames All values are approximate
Conditions Memory card: Toshiba SDXU-D032G with standard card setting in slot 1
When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II
Low ISO processing: Priority is given to sequential shooting
10fps RAW: 139 / JPG (LF): 169
20fps RAW: 108 / JPG (LF): 116
50fps RAW: 96 / JPG (LF): 97
120fps RAW: 92 / JPG (LF): 92
Compatible lenses to SH2 (50fps) M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO II, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑100mm F4.0 IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 150‑400mm F4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
IMAGE PROCESSING
Colour space sRGB / AdobeRGB
Sharpness + Contrast 5 levels
Contrast 5 levels
Saturation 5 levels
Black & White filter Yellow, Orange, Red, Green
Black & White toning Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode
Gradation 4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)
Art Filter bracketing Available
Tele converter effect 2x
Fisheye compensation Available when M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm Fisheye PRO is attached Angle of view adjustable in 3 levels Compensation automatically ON when using Underwater Modes, available (can be confirmed in Live View)
Highlight & Shadow control -
EXTERNAL FLASH CONTROL
X-sync speed 1/250s / 1/8000s (Super FP Mode)
Type TTL AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP TTL AUTO, FP MANUAL
Compatible external flash FL-LM3, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR
Modes Auto Red-eye reduction Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation Fill-in for exclusive flash Manual
Intensity +/‑ 3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
  Note: Some functions are only available if they are supported by the external flash.
WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL
Number of channels 4 channels
Compatible external flash FL-LM3, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF‑8, FL-700WR
Control method Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Group setting 4 groups
4 groups Available when used together with cameras compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.
Compatible commander FC-WR, FL-700WR
For more details see specifications of commander units.
Compatible receiver FL-700WR, FR-WR + wireless RC system flash
Radio control 3 groups
Radio wireless control Available when attaching optional flash commander.
Number of channels 4 channels
Modes Auto FP TTL Auto Manual TTL Auto FP Manual
MONITOR
Monitor type Vari-angle LCD - Touch Panel
Monitor size 7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)
Resolution 1620K dots
Brightness adjustment +/- 7 levels
Colour balance +/- 7 levels
Touch Control functions AF area enlargement AF area selection Art Filter Enlargement Enlargement playback Frame forward/backward Live Guide Shooting mode Shutter release Super Control Panel Wi-Fi connection
LEVEL GAUGE
Detection 2-axis
Display Rear display and viewfinder
SUPER CONTROL PANEL
Displayed information Battery indicator Record mode Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure compensation indicator ISOAE bracketing AF frame Focus mode AEL notification Face detection Number of storable frames Metering mode Exposure mode Exposure level view Flash compensation value Colour space Gradation Colour saturation compensation value Sharpness compensation value Contrast compensation value White balance White balance compensation value Noise reduction Flash mode Drive mode Internal temperature warning Histogram
RECORDING FORMATS RAW
12bit
RAW & JPEG
Applied parallel recording JPEG
Applied
Aspect ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
IMAGE SIZE
RAW 5184 x 3888
  5184 x 3888 Fine (compression: 1/4)
STILL IMAGE RECORDING
EXIF 2.31
DCF Applied
RAW Applied
Dual SD card settings Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same When two cards are inserted, card to be saved onto or to be viewed can be designated.
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM
Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)/ MOV (HEVC/H.265)
Picture mode Flat, OM-Log400, HLG (View assist compatible)
Time code
Rec run / Free run Drop frame / Non‑drop frame
Image Stabilisation Mode
Applied Sensor shift (5‑axis) M‑IS1 (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS)
M‑IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS)
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) 4096x2160 (C4K)
30p, 25p, 24p / LongGOP (approx. 102 Mbps)
60p, 50p / LongGOP (approx. 202 Mbps)
3840x2160 (4K)
30p, 25p, 24p / LongGOP (approx. 102 Mbps)
60p, 50p / LongGOP (approx. 202 Mbps)
1920x1080 (FHD)
30p, 25p, 24p / ALL‑I (approx. 202 Mbps)
/ LongGOP (approx. 27 Mbps)
60p, 50p / LongGOP (approx. 52 Mbps)
MOV (HEVC/H.265) 4096x2160 (C4K)
30p, 25p, 24p / LongGOP (approx. 77 Mbps)
60p, 50p / LongGOP (approx. 152 Mbps)
3840x2160 (4K)
30p, 25p, 24p / LongGOP (approx. 77 Mbps)
60p, 50p / LongGOP (approx. 152 Mbps)
1920x1080 (FHD)
30p, 25p, 24p / ALL‑I (approx. 82 Mbps)
/ LongGOP (approx. 22 Mbps)
60p, 50p / ALL‑I (approx. 162 Mbps)
/ LongGOP (approx. 42 Mbps)
Maximum Recording Time Unlimited
Exposure Modes Aperture priority Manual Programme automatic Shutter priority
Aperture priorityManualProgramme automaticShutter priority Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for movie shooting
  UHS‑II or UHS‑I U3 card is recommended for ALL‑I shooting
MOVIE SPECIALTIES
High-Speed Recording 1920x1080 (MOV) / 240fps
Time lapse 4k, 1080p, 720p / 5, 10, 15, 30fps
Max. number of frames: 9999
Fast motion Available
Slow motion Available
Art Filter Cross Process Diorama Dramatic Tone Instant Film Water colour Gentle Sepia Grainy Film Key Line Light Tone Pale & Light Colour Pin Hole Pop Art Soft Focus Vintage Partial Colour* Bleach Bypass
Frame rate may drop when using certain art filter
Flicker Scan Available in M mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
HDMI Live View Monitor / Record / RAW
Monitor mode Video signal and info display is processed
In monitor mode, the image cannot be enlarged on the camera when a movie is being recorded.
Record mode Only video signal is processed
When recording simultaneously in the camera in 4K/C4K/FHD HS, 4:2:0 is upsampled to 4:2:2.
In RAW mode, output video quality is 4K/C4K 12bit RAW data, frame rate follows movie setting, and sound will be recorded.
ProRes RAW 4:4:4 12bit is supported
1920x1080 / 120fps
1920x1080 / 100fps
SOUND RECORDING SYSTEM
Internal microphone Stereo
Recording format High quality sound recording (Stereo linear PCM/24‑bit, Sampling frequency 96kHz)
Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
Image footage 30s
Speaker Equipped
Microphone functions Wind Noise Reduction Recording Volume Volume limiter
VIEW IMAGES
Modes Single Index Calendar Zoom Movie
Auto rotation Available
Histogram in playback mode Available
Shooting information Off / On
Highlight/Shadow point warning Available
ERASE / PROTECT / COPY FUNCTION
Erase modes Single, All, Selected
Image protect mode Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
IMAGE EDITING
Editing functions RAW data edit Red-eye reduction Sepia Black & White Resize Correction of saturation Correction of brightness Correction of colour balance Shadow Adjustment Trimming Aspect ratio
MENU
Menu languages in camera English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Slovak, Thai
CUSTOMISATION OPTIONS
Fn Button Equipped
My Mode 4 settings storable (Can be set to mode dial.)
Factory reset Full / Basic
Programmable button Equipped
INTERFACE
Media SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS‑I, UHS‑II compatible) Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for movie shooting UHS‑II or UHS‑I U3 card is recommended for 4K, C4K, ALL‑I shooting.
HDMI™ Applied Micro connector (Type D) *
* "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
USB 3 Type C
Wireless connectivity Wi-FiBluetooth®
Communication method Bluetooth® Low Energy Ver.4.2
SAR 0.52W/kg
SAR quantifies the maximum level of exposure of the user to electromagnetic waves, when using the device close to the head.
SAR shall not exceed 2W/kg in accordance with regulations of France.
Wi‑Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi‑Fi Alliance.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by OLYMPUS CORPORATION is under license.
Tethered control Available USB cable (camera operation by both PC or camera controls)
Wi-Fi (transfer of recorded images to PC via access point, 5GHz and 2.4GHz available)
Microphone jack 3.5 ø mm mini-jack
Earphone jack 3.5 ø mm mini-jack
Synchro socket Equipped
WI-FI FUNCTIONS
Easy Connection QR code setting
Wireless Shooting Live ViewPower off Rec View Self timer Touch AF & Shutter P/A/S/M exposure modes Bulb mode Zoom Movie recording Live Composite Short movie
POWER SUPPLY
Battery BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
Sleep mode 1, 3, 5min. and off selectable.
Internal Charging USB
USB charging Performance varies depending on different USB devices
USB bus power USB PD bus power can be used (PD compliant camera: Rev 3.0 Ver 1.0a)
Battery life
Image shooting 520 shots (using BLX-1 under CIPA testing conditions) 1100 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)
Movie recording 90min (standard JEITA conditions) 160min (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
* Note: Values are approximate.
ENVIRONMENT
Temperature -10 - 40°C Operating temperature / - 20 - 60°C storage temperature
Humidity 30 - 90% operation humidity / 10 - 90% storage humidity

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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