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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens (Black)

BH #OL1220BM • MFR #V311020BU001
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A compact wide-angle prime with intuitive handling and an advanced optical design, the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 from Olympus is a 24mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The wide focal length pairs with the bright f/2 maximum aperture to benefit available light shooting as well as astrophotography applications. The lens's optical design makes use of one aspherical element, one DSA (Double Super Aspherical) element, and a Super HR (high refractive index) element to reduce spherical aberrations and control distortion for notable sharpness, and one extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, the lens is characterized by its Movie & Still Compatible autofocus system for quick and quiet performance, as well as a manual focus clutch and Snapshot Focus mode for intuitive control over focus position and depth of field.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Overview

A compact wide-angle prime with intuitive handling and an advanced optical design, the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 from Olympus is a 24mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The wide focal length pairs with the bright f/2 maximum aperture to benefit available light shooting as well as astrophotography applications. The lens's optical design makes use of one aspherical element, one DSA (Double Super Aspherical) element, and a Super HR (high refractive index) element to reduce spherical aberrations and control distortion for notable sharpness, and one extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, the lens is characterized by its Movie & Still Compatible autofocus system for quick and quiet performance, as well as a manual focus clutch and Snapshot Focus mode for intuitive control over focus position and depth of field.

Wide-angle prime lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and offers a 24mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions.
Aspherical, DSA, and Super HR elements combine to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and resolution.
One extra-low dispersion element minimizes chromatic aberration and color fringing for greater clarity and color fidelity.
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. This also reveals the Snapshot Focus mode, which incorporates a depth of field scale for working with hyperfocal focusing and zone focusing techniques.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332188372

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View84°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.08x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.69" / 56 x 43 mm
Weight4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.4 x 3.4 x 3.2"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Reviews

Excellent Product, Price, Serv

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

This 12mm on MFT opens new perspectives. Great quality.

Sharp!

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-06

Thanks B&H for always having what I need, when I need it!

Great lens for my X5 OSMO.

By John D.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-25

I purchased this lens to use with my X5 Osmo Pro. Lens is sharp and feels durable. It gave me the extra field of view I needed compared to the stock DJI lens. I'm happy with the purchase, but was bummed to find out that a lens hood is not included. You have to purchase the hood separately. For the price I paid it should be included.

Good lens

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-27

Using it with DJI Inspire 2 x5s. Great FOV and do not forget to get the balancing ring.

Solid little gem

By Minh (Ming)
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-23

Solid built metal lens, yet not heavy. Paired it really well with pen f. It’s been on the camera since. Auto focus is quiet, fast enough for my use (street photography) and sharp throughout all f stops. Too bad Olympus did not include a lens hood for all their lens unless it’s pro lens.

Poor image, sadly disappointed in this lens

By Eugene C.
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-08

I unfortunately must agree with those that reported poor image results this lens produces. While build quality of the lens is excellent the lack of sharpness, but most importantly heavy fringing effect has been a show stopper. I own the Olympus 45mm lens too which produces MAGNIFICENT image! I wish this one came even halfway there. I'll be getting rid of this one just as soon as I find an alternative.

wide angle lens

By Janet
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-16

what a fabulous lens! photos are crystal clear and bright

A nice, small lens

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

I need a small wide-angle and this fits my needs. So far with focus peaking and quick manual/automatic shift I have not seen any of the soft focus some have complained of, and the compact size of the lens makes it a natural addition for travel. I have not put the weather-sealing to the test yet.

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Does the autofocus work well in this lens?

Does the autofocus work well in this lens?
Asked by: Derek
Yes, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens has fast and quiet autofocus performance. The autofocus performance has been shown to perform well on all Micro Four Third mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-09-08

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Hello! How old is the warranty?
Asked by: Andrey Ermolaev G.
This will come with a Limited 1-Year USA Warranty.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can this lens be used for astro or night ...

Can this lens be used for astro or night photography?
Asked by: Felita
Yes you can 12mm in MFT will be 24mm equivalent witch is wide enough
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-10

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Hi,Does this lens fit directly onto the GH4 body please?Mike.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, auto focus works also, very light.
Answered by: Ali C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Este lente es compatible con el follow focus de dji osmo raw??
Asked by: Anonymous
Si, el Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens (Black) B&H # OL1220BM es compatible con el Follow Focus de el Dji Osmo Raw.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Would that lens be compatible with the Fuji x100F ...

Would that lens be compatible with the Fuji x100F ?
Asked by: Joana
We're afraid not. The FUJIFILM X100F is a Point and Shoot Camera with a built in lens. This is for a camera with an MFT mount. FUJIFILM does offer the WCL-X100 II Wide Conversion Lens (Silver) which you could consider instead, B&H # FUWCLX100IIS. https://bhpho.to/2IzInVE
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-15

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Where is this lens made from?
Asked by: Anonymous
Good question! I have the booklet and it is printed in China. That is the only thing I can find about where it is madeno other info. Sorry!
Answered by: LAURIE S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this lens work with an extension tube? ...

Will this lens work with an extension tube? Looking for a decent wide angle macro-ish setup.
Asked by: Thomas
Yes Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens (Silver) will work with an extension tube such as this one. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1454644-REG/vello_ext_mftd2_auto_extention_tubes_for.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-12-23
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