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OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens

BH #OM1240PII • MFR #V335030BW000
OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.9"
Offering superb optical performance and high-resolution results, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II from OM SYSTEM gives you exceptional image quality anywhere you go. Compact and lightweight for maximum portability, this wide-to-portrait-length zoom is a 24-80mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its advanced optical design includes a variety of sophisticated elements that reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
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OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PR... Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Exceptional Image Quality Anywhere You Go
  • 3
  • 4Advanced Optical Design
  • 5Versatile and Dependable Workhorse
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Exceptional Image Quality Anywhere You Go
Offering superb optical performance and high-resolution results, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II from OM SYSTEM gives you exceptional image quality anywhere you go. Compact and lightweight for maximum portability, this wide-to-portrait-length zoom is a 24-80mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its advanced optical design includes a variety of sophisticated elements that reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.

An excellent choice for content creators, the lens features a high-speed movie and still compatible autofocus system for fast, smooth, and silent focusing performance, and with a minimum focusing distance of just 7.9" you can get close-up shots whenever you desire. Safeguarding the lens is a reliable weather-sealed design to ensure the lens' performance in inclement and harsh conditions, and a fluorine lens coating provides additional protection from dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt.

Advanced Optical Design
  • The lens construction integrates two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements, two aspherical elements, one DSA (dual super aspherical) element, one EDA extra-low dispersion aspherical element, 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 minimizes lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Fluorine coating provides protection to the optical system and repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface.
Versatile and Dependable Workhorse
  • 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. Combined with a rounded seven-blade diaphragm, this produces a smooth bokeh quality beneficial to portraiture and close-up photography.
  • Movie and still compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
  • Reliable weather-sealed design ensures the lens's performance in inclement and harsh conditions.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PR... Specs

Focal Length12 to 40mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 80mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View84° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 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)2.8 x 3.3" / 70 x 84 mm
Weight13.5 oz / 382 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 4.6 x 4.6"

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PR... Reviews

Superb Optic

By Bobby C
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

I used to shoot with the 12-100mm F4 but this lens suits me better. The 12-40 is lighter, faster and in my opinion sharper. Either lens is great but I reach for the 12-40mm F2.8 as it covers all my needs.

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Yes the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens has the manual focus clutch just like the prior version. This newer II version offers improved weather resistance with an IP53 rating,
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Date published: 2022-08-11
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