Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras

BH #OL126028L • MFR #261014
Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras
Key Features
  • For Olympus Digital & Four Thirds System
  • High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction
  • Made in Japan
The Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens is a high-performance digital specific standard zoom lens that provides the ideal focal length for general purpose use. It offers an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 24-120mm.

The lens' autofocus is powered by Olympus' innovative SWD focusing technology. SWD combines different technologies to provide both high speed and high precision autofocusing, while allowing the lens to be operated with lower noise than before. Optimized for use with the new E-3, this lens enables the camera to demonstrate the full power of its high-speed capability, providing extremely fast focusing.

Special optical glass elements are used to correct various types of aberrations, while the 100% digital design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 9.8" throughout the entire zoom range.

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Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Supersonic Wave Drive Technology
  • 3High Optical Quality
  • 4Internal Focus

The Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens is a high-performance digital specific standard zoom lens that provides the ideal focal length for general purpose use. It offers an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 24-120mm.

The lens' autofocus is powered by Olympus' innovative SWD focusing technology. SWD combines different technologies to provide both high speed and high precision autofocusing, while allowing the lens to be operated with lower noise than before. Optimized for use with the new E-3, this lens enables the camera to demonstrate the full power of its high-speed capability, providing extremely fast focusing.

Special optical glass elements are used to correct various types of aberrations, while the 100% digital design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 9.8" throughout the entire zoom range.

Supersonic Wave Drive Technology

SWD technology has enabled an ultra-fast, whisper-quiet, high-precision AF system. Two compact, high-powered SWD devices power autofocus at an ultra-high speed by exciting unique elliptical oscillations, while an ultra-compact 5.3mm x 4.3mm optical encoder detects and controls the lens drive position using direct rotation detection without reduction gear. This enables it to achieve a level of precision that's accurate to 5 microns (5/1000 mm). When used in combination with the new E-3, which offers improved AF computation and lens-body communication rates, the SWD motors provide the fastest focusing speed of approximately 170 ms (0.17 seconds).

High Optical Quality

Features 1 Super ED lens element, 2 ED elements, 1 Aspherical ED element, and 2 Aspherical elements, to correct for various types of aberrations.

Internal Focus

Internal Focus system makes focusing smoother and faster.

Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Specs

Performance
Lens MountFour Thirds
Angle of View84° to 20°
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 24.89 cm
Maximum Magnification0.28x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Physical
Dimensions (ø x L)3.13 x 3.88" / 79.5 x 98.55 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5.3 x 5.1"
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Is this lens splash proof?

Is this lens splash proof?
Asked by: ROBERT
Yes this discontinued lens was splash and dust proof
Answered by: Olympus America Inc
Date published: 2019-09-06

Will this lens fit an olympus OM-D EM10 mark ii?

Will this lens fit an olympus OM-D EM10 mark ii?
Asked by: Stoufa
Not directly, no. The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Lens is designed for the larger Four Thirds lens mount used on Olympus' larger DSLR cameras. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a mirrorless camera that uses the smaller Micro Four Thirds lens mount. If you own this lens (which has been discontinued and is no longer avaialble for purchase new) and you wish to connect it to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera, you may purchase the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter, B&H # OLMMF3, or the Vello Auto Lens Adapter - Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Camera, B&H # VELAEMFTFT, for your usage needs. If you are looking to purchase a new lens, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Black), B&H # OL401504B, would be a similar alternative option that would not require a lens adapter to connect to your camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-01-09

Will this lens work on the Blackmagic Pocket 4k?

Will this lens work on the Blackmagic Pocket 4k?
Asked by: Rachel Marie
The Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras, B&H # OL126028L, was designed for the larger (original) Four Thirds lens mount. It will not natively fit the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. If you wish to mount the lens on the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, you would need to purchase a lens adapter, such as the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter, B&H # OLMMF3, or the Vello Auto Lens Adapter - Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Camera, B&H # VELAEMFTFT.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-03

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How does availability for this lens work, as I understand it is no longer manufactured?
Asked by: Mmoloki
The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD Lens is still available. Since it is a special order, once you place your payment, it will take about 7-14 days before we ship it to you.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I have a lenses adapter on an Alpha a6000 that requires me to use this lense manually (which is fine). However I can not seem to focus using the focus ring. The ring rotates yet nothing happens. It this a defect in my particular lens, or can you only focus when shoot in auto?
Asked by: Ezell J.
Depending upon which lens you own, it is likely an electronic-focus lens even when focusing manually with the focus ring. If this is the case, the lens still needs electricity to move the motor and glass elements in order to focus the lens. It will therefore not be compatible with your manual-only adapter.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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If used with the MMF-3 on the GH5, will this lens have in-camera aperture control?
Asked by: Jacob
Yes, the MMF-3 provides electronic AF and aperture control for the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD Lens.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi, will this lens work for the Olympus E-PL1 model?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is not micro four thirds, but four thirds, which is a different mount. You can use it with an adapter.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hello, there. I'm upgrading from kit lens. Is this compatible with Olympus E-PL2? Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Anonymous
This is not a micro 4/3 lens. You would need an adapter. https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/979174-REG/vello_lae_mft_ft_auto_lens_adapter.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/979174-REG/vello_lae_mft_ft_auto_lens_adapter.html</a>
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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