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.
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