Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras Split Kit

OM SystemSKU: 4545350045487splitkit

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Product Description

Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Lens has been taken out of a KIT brand new no packaging.

  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 9 groups
  • Shortest focusing distance: 0.2 m
  • Viewing angle: 84 - 30 deg
  • Quick autofocus
  • Dustproof
  • Freezeproof
  • Splashproof
  • Filter size: 62 mm

Constant aperture – superbly built

The robust build of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO lens is engineered to meet every need of professional photographers, especially together with a compact, lightweight design. The constant, bright aperture of 2.8 at all focal lengths works together with advanced technologies to deliver high-grade image creation for a wide range of photography styles, regardless of lighting conditions and distance.

Superb and fast

The layout of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO is designed to make it incredibly portable despite the 14 lens elements in 9 groups, aligned to achieve a fast constant 2.8 aperture and high performance. From high-precision night shots to portraits with blur effects, this lens can take on any style.

Robust construction

Even when subjected to heavy professional use in harsh and testing conditions, the dust/splash/freezeproof construction of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO lens makes sure you can rely on long-term operation in every kind of terrain.

High-speed AF with low noise

Equipped with a Manual Focus Clutch, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO allows you to switch to manual focus instantly and use it the same way as a conventional manual focus lens. This lens also features MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) for fast, quiet and accurate AF.

Recommended Uses

  • Portrait
  • Architecture
  • Low light
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Wildlife
  • Allround
  • Macro
Lens configuration 14 elements / 9 groups
Maximum image magnification 0.3x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.6x (35mm format)
Angle of view 84 - 30°
Closest focusing distance 0.2m
Minimum field size 58 x 44mm
ED lens elements 2
Aspherical glass elements 1 (1 is ED glass)
Aspherical ED element 2
DSA lens elements 1
HR elements 2
High-refractive element 2
HD lens elements 1 elements
Focal length 12 - 40mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 24 - 80mm
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Number of aperture blades 7 Circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring
Dust, splash & freezeproof Available
Note According to IP53
Lens Hood locking Safety button
L-Fn Button Available
MF Clutch Available
Diameter 69.9mm
Length 84mm
Filter diamater 62mm
Weight 382g
Compatible to Tele Converter MC-14 No
Compatible to Tele Converter MC-20 No
Operates with 5-axis Sync IS No
Compatible with 50fps Yes
Lens Cap LC-62G
Lens Hood LH-66D

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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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