New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

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Olympus has announced a new Micro Four Thirds wide-to-telephoto zoom lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ, which has the equivalent zoom range of a 24-100mm zoom on a full-frame 35mm camera, contains 10 elements in 9 groups including a DSA lens, dual aspheric lenses, an HR lens and an ED lens to better ensure optimal performance at all focal lengths.

Available in a choice of black or silver, Olympus’s newest Micro Four Thirds zoom features an Olympus movie and still compatible high-speed Imager AF system (MSC) and an all new linear motor drive system for quicker and quieter operation. Other notable features include splash- and dust-proof construction, a 5-blade circular aperture diaphragm, a close focusing distance of 7.87" in macro mode (0.72x maximum image magnification) and a 52mm filter thread.

Performance
Focal Length 12 - 50mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 24 - 100mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22 - 22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84° - 24°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (19.99 cm)
Magnification 0.36 - 0.72x
Groups/Elements 9/10
Diaphragm Blades 5
Features
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.04 x 3.26" (5.18 x 8.28 cm)
Weight 7.44 oz (211 g)