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Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Standard zoom lens for Olympus PEN and other mirrorless cameras

Item # 279EZM1240

Olympus has chosen this lens as their first release in the newly designated lineup of M.

Olympus has chosen this lens as their first release in the newly designated lineup of M.

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About the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus has chosen this lens as their first release in the newly designated lineup of M. Zuiko Pro lenses. These are lenses with rugged weather-sealing. So rugged, in fact, that they are advertised as being dust-, splash-, and freezeproof, making them solid companions for Olympus' OM-D E-M1 which is similarly rated.

Olympus has chosen this lens as their first release in the newly designated lineup of M. Zuiko Pro lenses. These are lenses with rugged weather-sealing. So rugged, in fact, that they are advertised as being dust-, splash-, and freezeproof, making them solid companions for Olympus' OM-D E-M1 which is similarly rated.

Olympus is taking a bet that this will become your next day-to-day lens for your mirrorless camera, and they have good reason to be confident: with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an amazingly convenient 24-80mm equivalent zoom range, this lens will meet the challenges of low light shots, wide landscapes, and captivating portraits. Think of it as the ultimate kit lens — all the convenience of the handiest zoom range, without the tradeoffs lower-cost lenses hand you in the aperture department. Precision M. Zuiko optics will keep everything sharp and clear, while capturing vivid yet natural colors.

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Product highlights:

  • 12-40mm f/2.8 lens
  • bright, constant-aperture wide-angle zoom lens for mirrorless cameras
  • 24-80mm effective focal length
  • ideal for everything from landscapes and group shots to portraits with defocused backgrounds
  • minimum focus distance: 7.87 inches
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 14 elements in 9 groups
  • exceptional optics include aspherical elements, a DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens, ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses & HR (high refractive index) lenses
  • attachment/filter size: 62mm
  • lens is 2-13/16" in diameter, 3-9/16" long
  • weight: 13.47 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens cap, lens hood, and lens case
  • MFR # V314060BU000

What's in the box:

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO zoom lens
  • LC-62D Front lens cap (installed)
  • LR-2 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • LH-66 Lens Hood
  • LSC-0918 Lens case
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

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Features

Micro Four Thirds Mount: The M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO 3.3x zoom lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. It is compatible with the Olympus PEN and OM-D interchangeable lens cameras, and has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-80mm when used with a full frame camera. The lens is the first in the newly created M.Zuiko PRO category, and has an all metallic construction with high-grade optical components. It comes with the LH-66 Lens Hood, a soft lens pouch, and front and rear lens caps.

MSC: This high-quality lens has a built-in MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive for fast, quiet focusing, even while shooting movies.

Construction: The lens is suitable for use in extreme conditions. It is splash-proof, dust-proof, and freeze-proof, making it the perfect lens for demanding professionals and enthusiasts.

Lens Specifications: The lens has the following specifications:

  • Focal Length: 12-40mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 24-80mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Angle of View: 84.1° - 30.3°
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 9 groups (including aspherical ED lens, aspherical lenses, DSA lens, 2 ED lenses, HD lens, and 2 HR lenses)
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 7.9"
  • Diaphragm: 7 blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter=2.752", Length=3.558" (3.998" w/caps)
  • Weight: 13.5 ounces

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Pro lens and discounted with Camera [ Frank  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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Perfect for the price! [ Steven  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Quality glass at outlet price. Fantastic deal. [ Mark  May 01, 2016 ]
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Best zoom lens for E-M1. [ Ariel  Dec 22, 2015 ]

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