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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

BH #OL124028ED • MFR #V314060BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
A flexible zoom covering a popular focal length range, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO from Olympus is a wide-to-portrait-length 24-80mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its sophisticated optical design, which includes a variety of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, reduces both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A ZERO lens coating has also been applied to improve contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Beyond the advanced lens design, this zoom is also characterized by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, as well as its durable weather-sealed construction for working in a variety of conditions. Additionally, a Movie & Still Compatible autofocus system achieves fast, smooth, and silent focusing performance, and a manual focus clutch affords instant switching between focusing methods.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Overview

A flexible zoom covering a popular focal length range, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO from Olympus is a wide-to-portrait-length 24-80mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its sophisticated optical design, which includes a variety of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, reduces both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A ZERO lens coating has also been applied to improve contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Beyond the advanced lens design, this zoom is also characterized by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, as well as its durable weather-sealed construction for working in a variety of conditions. Additionally, a Movie & Still Compatible autofocus system achieves fast, smooth, and silent focusing performance, and a manual focus clutch affords instant switching between focusing methods.

Standard wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 24-80mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture enables consistent low-light performance and selective focus control throughout the zoom range.
The lens construction integrates one aspherical ED (extra-low dispersion) element, two aspherical elements, one DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) element, two extra-low dispersion elements, one HD element, and two HR (high-refractive index) elements into its design to minimize aberrations, distortion, and color fringing throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Manual focus clutch lets you quickly pull the focusing ring into place for direct, intuitive focus control.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Dust-, freeze-, and drip-proof design ensure the lens' performance in inclement and harsh conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332186835

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Specs

Focal Length12 to 40mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 80mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View84° to 30°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.3x
Optical Design14 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.75 x 3.31" / 69.9 x 84 mm
Length at Maximum Extension4.44" / 112.8 mm
Weight13.47 oz / 382 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.7 x 3.2"
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What is the use of the l-fn button ?
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This is an interesting convenience feature. It essentially allows you to program a custom function into the lens that you would commonly access from the menu, saving time by allowing you to access the function without moving hand off the lens or camera away from your face.
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I do not myself own an DSLR Panasonic camera; however, it is my understanding that the lens between Olympus and Panasonic are compatible. I learned that from John Greengo who is an instructor at Creative Live. I, myself, own an Olympus camera and I know I can use Panasonic lenses on my Olympus camera body. I believe the main difference is that Olympus has their Image Stabilization in the camera body and Panasonic has it in their lenses. I do not know if that will make a difference for you using an Olympus lens on your Panasonic body. I can tell you that the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro is absolutely one of my favorite lenses.
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Which MFT lenses work best with the DJI Osmo Pro?
Asked by: David S.
The DJI Osmo Pro is only compatible with a select number of micro four thirds lenses. It is not compatible with the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8. The following would be the list of lenses that will be compatible with the DJI Osmo Pro:OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0 LensOLYMPUS M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8 ?requires an additional weight ring?DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Prime Lens ?requires an additional weight ring?Panasonic Lumix 15mm G Leica DG Summilux f/1.7 ASPH LensOlympus 25mm/f1.8Olympus45mm/f1.8Olympus14-42/f3.5optical zoom can be adjusted by a sliding block in DJI GO app ?requires an additional weight ring?For more information about this, you could send us an email: [email protected]
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Is the lens compatible with the underwater housing PT-EP13 for the Olympus OMD-EM5 ii?
Asked by: Romain F.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens cannot be used in the Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing for OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It is too large. A wider lens will allow you to get closer to your subjects and will produce better results. The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens is compatible with the housing and will give you better results. For more underwater help send an email to [email protected]
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-24
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