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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One HR Element, One ED Element
  • MSC AF System, Manual Focus Clutch
  • Electronic Zoom, One-Touch Macro Mode
  • Programmable L-Fn Function Button
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 5-Blade Diaphragm
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Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 overview

  • 1Description

A versatile zoom with unique handling capabilities, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ from Olympus is a 24-100mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Complementing the flexibility of the zoom range, this lens is also characterized by its Electronic Zoom control, for smooth constant zooming movement, as well as a One-Touch Macro Mode button, which gives direct access to a close-focusing setting to permit photographing subjects as close as 7.8" away. This 12-50mm also distinguishes itself through the use of a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements to control a variety of aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy throughout the zoom range. 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.

Wide-to-tele zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 24-100mm equivalent focal length range.
The lens construction incorporates one DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) element, two aspherical elements, one extra-low dispersion element, and one high refractive index element 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.
Electronic Zoom control uses a linear motor to produce smooth, dramatic zooming effects to complement your video recording. A sliding ring is used to switch between mechanical and electronic zooming methods.
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.
A One-Touch Macro Mode button allows you to work within a 7.9-19.7" focusing range, along with a maximum magnification of 0.36x, to benefit photographing close-up subjects.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Dust- and splash-proof design ensure the lens's performance in inclement and harsh conditions.
UPC: 050332181793
In the Box
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens
  • LC-52C Lens Cap
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 12 - 50mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 100 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 84° - 24°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
    Magnification 0.36x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.78
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 5, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.24 x 3.27" / 57 x 83 mm
    Weight 7.44 oz / 211 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 3.4 x 3.3"

    Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very decent lens (at the right price) I've owned this lens for 6 months and taken a few hundred photos with it. I got it discounted along with the OMD EM-10. It is a nice lens for anyone moving up from a Point & Shoot camera. It is NOT a professional grade lens as any of the many reviewers will tell you. However, in the hands of a good photographer it will take very high quality photos. See what Robin Wong does with this lens! Nonetheless, it is rather slow lens, especially toward the telephoto end of its zoom range, and it is neither super-sharp in the edges nor particularly compact (over 3 inches long). I've enjoyed using this lens and see very little difference in the every day results I get between this lens and the Olympus primes.
    Date published: 2015-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to lens Most of my photography is landscape while hiking in the Arizona dessert. There are times, however, when a macro lens is very useful. This is especially the case when the wild flowers are in bloom. For these situations, the Zuiko ED 12-50mm is ideal. I can get the landscape shots that I want all the while knowing that I don't need a second lens for close-up shots. It's now my go-to lens when I want to limit the gear that I carry. So far, I'm extremely pleased with the results.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST KIT LENS Best kit lens I own. Very sharp, contrasty and lightweight. Already several photos published in newspapers and one around the world on Roger Waters The Wall FB page...taken with this lens. Oh yes, I have many Canon L lenses including the fabulous 200 F1.8...and I bought the OMD-EM5 for all-around lightweight gear. It performs much better than I had hoped for. The sensor is very clean and this lens with the built-in IS is an extraordinary value. Also, get the 45 f1.8...for low light and pristine sharpness.
    Date published: 2012-08-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Enough I got this lens as a kit lens with my E-M5. I heard several bad things about this lens. So far I can only report surprising good things. It is Weather-sealed to match my E-M5. The range is very good. The image quality from it is good. The semi-macro mode is very good. The only thing I don't like about the lens is that is is very slow with a f6.3 at its long end. Also the lens should have came with the lens hood.
    Date published: 2012-08-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not good, not bad Pros: Cheap, works with ATEM Cons: Cheap, buggy, bad in low light Overall, this lens performs well when used in well lit situations where the subject is relatively close to you. I used this lens with a BM micro studio camera 4K and found that if you try to use this as a static lens in a house of worship, due to the long throw required, the lens doesn't perform well in those scenarios. If you're using this for close work, it'll be a good cheap option for chroma keying etc... I do like that you can control this using ATEM, the aperture can get buggy if you try to adjust your zoom too much and will close all the way, forcing you to restart your camera whether the camera is set to auto or manual iris.
    Date published: 2016-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Step Up The decision to buy this lens came after much deliberation. Compared to the 14-42mm retractable lens I had on the Pen, this lens is far better: it is sharper, faster on focus, wider and longer. The near-macro and electronic zoom functions are very nice too. For $ in kit, this lens is a steal. The one demerit is the aperture range, slow to my taste. On the beat, I have not had to push the ISO beyond 1600 (no problem for the E-M10 sensor). It is unfair, therefore, to describe this one as a jack of all trades, master of none, because the moniker leans more toward mediocrity. All of the things this lens does well, lean away and toward excellence. The one item that does not thrill is realistically the same as the standard kit lens. A 25mm prime will likely come in handy.
    Date published: 2014-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for what we need! We got this lens per recommendation from Blackmagic Design for our Studio 4K cameras. It's not the best lens, but it's definitely not the worst. I think the amazement came more from the fact it works with the BMD ATEM's remote control. SO focus function, zoom, and stop control. Don't like the low stop limit 3.5. Means lot's of light is needed and when you run LEDs sometimes that can be a challenge. All-in-all it's a good lens for our needs.
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kit lens I've seen I'm surprised there have been no reviews since 2012 since this is still being shipped out with the EM-5, which is still being made. I guess the reviews are part of the EM-5 reviews. My overall impression of the 12-50mm lens is that it's pretty good. Many people give it a low rating, but it depends what you compare it to, and your expectations. Most kit lenses for m4/3 and DSLR's are 28-80mm (in 35mm format) affairs, usually made of plastic. Images are usually adeqaute, but not nearly as sharp as more expensive zoom and prime lenses. Aperture is usually 3.5-5.6 - nothing special at all. Pentax adds weather sealing, Canon has USB focus motor. That's about it. In contrast, this 12-50mm has a great deal of ability: - weather sealing. - very stylishly designed. - 24-100mm (in 35mm format) is vastly more useful than 28-80mm. It never ceases to amaze me how much more you can fit in at 24mm, than 28mm. At the very least it is easier to take a selfie and larger groups of people. 100mm is a noticeably greater reach than 80mm. - I have only used kit lenses for DSLR's for Pentax and Canon, but I'd say images from this 12-50mm lens are sharper, and there's no obvious distortion at 24mm. I do not magnify images to 1000% to check so maybe I'm missing something. - Fast focusing. - 3 options- manual zooming, electronis zooming, macro modes. Takes a bit of practice to work out how to switch between modes. Olympus is one of the more user UNfriendly brands I've come across. But having these options is good, and the electronic zooming means you can produce better videos. - aperture...ok, it's not fast. But then, no kit lens is. In fact, you have to pay hundreds and thousands more for f2.8 lenses. They also weigh 3 to 4 times more too. The main disadvantages are: - cost. Less of an issue now that the EM-10 has come out and the EM-5 price has come down. - length. There are several 28-84mm kit lenses for m4/3 which are between 50-70% shorter in length, making them lighter and easier to carry around. Overall, I feel the 12-50mm is a fine lens, and there is no reason for me to spend money for a smaller lens of reduced range, nor hundreds more for a faster lens which is 3-4 times heavier.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
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