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M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

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Overview

M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO at a Glance

Need an excellent all-around lens to capture your stories? This high-performance zoom was made for you. Many Olympus Visionaries and other professionals consider the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO an indispensable piece of equipment. Its superior optics, fast maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and fully weather-sealed, all-metal construction make it suitable for the most demanding professionals and enthusiasts.

  1. 12-40mm Focus Length
  2. ZERO Coating
  3. Max. Image
 Magnification .3x
  4. Splashproof 
Construction
  5. Bright f2.8
 Aperture
  6. MSC Movie & Still Compatible
  7. Manual Focus 
Clutch
  8. Lens Hood 
Included
  9. Dedicated Fn 
Button
  • QUALITY
  • WEATHERPROOF
  • CONTROL
  • VERSATILITY
  • PORTABILITY
  • QUIET AUTO FOCUS
  • QUALITY
  • WEATHERPROOF
  • CONTROL
  • PROFESSIONAL BUILD 
QUALITY

    We know that serious shooters need the highest quality equipment, so we built the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO zoom accordingly. The premium metal lens body incorporates 14 lens elements in 9 groups, including Olympus ZERO-coated HD, ED, DSA and HR lenses. A seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects. And its fixed f2.8 aperture is bright enough to capture sharp images across the entire zoom range.

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  • SPASHPROOF,DUSTPROOF, 
FREEZEPROOF.

    Sometimes the harshest conditions produce the most dramatic photo opportunities. With separate seals to keep out moisture and dust, the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO is ready to take on the elements. You don’t have to baby this baby!

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  • TAKE MAXIMUM CONTROL

    The 12-40mm f2.8 Pro makes it simple to shoot your way. Adjust settings on the fly with the programmable L-Fn function button – located right on the lens barrel for easy access. Or switch seamlessly between auto and manual focus with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism.

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  • UNMATCHED SHOOTING 
VERSATILITY

    The 12-40mm f2.8 PRO features a wide-angle focal length designed to faithfully reproduce landscapes, architecture and nature scenes. Shooting portraits? The seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects, while the bright, fixed f2.8 aperture means you’ll be able to capture stunning images – even in low light.

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  • PERFECT SIZE, PERFECT SHOT

    M.Zuiko PRO lenses are significantly smaller than many professional DSLR lenses of equivalent specifications. Using a much more compact system expands your shooting field and increases photographic possibilities

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  • SHHH, AMAZING 
PHOTOGRAPHY IN PROGRESS

    The inclusion of the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) mechanism makes Auto Focus operations nearly silent. In combination with the OM-D's silent electronic shutter, you can photograph skittish nature subjects as well as indoor events that require complete silence like musical performances. The size and weight of the OM-D system and these silent features open up a whole new world of shooting possibilities!

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  • PROFESSIONAL BUILD 
QUALITY

    We know that serious shooters need the highest quality equipment, so we built the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO zoom accordingly. The premium metal lens body incorporates 14 lens elements in 9 groups, including Olympus ZERO-coated HD, ED, DSA and HR lenses. A seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects. And its fixed f2.8 aperture is bright enough to capture sharp images across the entire zoom range.

    More
  • SPASHPROOF,DUSTPROOF, 
FREEZEPROOF.

    Sometimes the harshest conditions produce the most dramatic photo opportunities. With separate seals to keep out moisture and dust, the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO is ready to take on the elements. You don’t have to baby this baby!

    More
  • TAKE MAXIMUM CONTROL

    The 12-40mm f2.8 Pro makes it simple to shoot your way. Adjust settings on the fly with the programmable L-Fn function button – located right on the lens barrel for easy access. Or switch seamlessly between auto and manual focus with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism.

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Specs

Key Specs

  1. Focal Length
    12-40mm
  2. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
    24-80mm
  3. Lens Construction
    14 Elements in 9 Groups (Aspherical ED lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, DSA lens, 2 ED lenses, HD lens, 2 HR lense)
  4. Dust & Drip Proof
    Yes
  5. Closest Focusing Distance
    0.2m
  6. Maximum Aperture
    f2.8
  7. Minimum Aperture
    f22

Lens Diagrams

  1. MTF 12mm F2.8 Chart
  2. MTF 40mm F2.8 Chart
  3. Lens Element Diagram

Additional Specs

  1. Angle of View
    84 - 30 Degree
  2. Max. Image Magnification
    0.3x
  3. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
    0.6x
  4. Minimum Field Size
    58 x 44  mm
  5. Number of Blades
    7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  6. Filter Size
    Diameter 62mm
  7. Weight
    382g
  8. Focusing System
    High-speed Imager AF (MSC) - Linear Motor Drive System
  9. Box Contents
    Lens Cap(LC-62D), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2), Lens Hood(LH-66), Lens Case(LSC-0918) Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
  10. Related Accessories (Option)
    Protection Filter (PRF-D62 PRO)
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October 30, 2017 by Scott
Awesome Lens!
I love this lens. It's sharp and fast, but light weight for use on my OMD M1II. I use it on nearly every photo session in my studio.
October 10, 2017 by Daniel M
If you are looking for a basic "pro" setting the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 will be a strong contender to fill the task. And the image results will speak by themself.
We know already all the big advantages of using a so-called "Pro" lens. Better construction, larger controls and grip, better quality glasses, constant aperture (most of the time), all weather protection, etc. But "pro" lenses are also larger, heavier and... more expensive. Usually their variable focal length latitude is narrowed compare to the "amateur" counterparts.So it can be tricky to suggest or moreover to recommend such an exclusive product. And I am not a big fan of "bazooka" lenses that are intimidating the subject by their lack of discretion. The only add credibility you can expect from other people when using this type of lenses usually came from persons without real knowledge of photography (especially press credential personal). So you can be rightly suspicious when I decide to bring you this specific and modest personal review about the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 lens. The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F\2.8 is in fact a big lens. It is true to say that it is a smaller lens compare to its equivalent in larger image actor format such as APS-C or 24X36mm so-called "full" frame format. Its focal length latitude offers a practical range starting with an interesting wide angle up to a modest telephoto setting. Its constant maximum aperture of F/2.8 is the usual standard for this kind of "pro" product. The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 is an impressive piece of glasses in particular if you apply the compactness standards of the m4/3 format. To properly use it you may need a camera model with a greater potential handle grip to be able to handle it with confidence and confort. But I must add that the lens is still usable without add-on grip. As a "Pro" design lens its primary destination is without a doubt the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (in both variations). With the OM-D E-M5 (again in both versions) the optional grip will help you in certain situations like studio or action shooting sessions. That can be said also when you are using the OM-D E-M10 (again and again ... original or Mark II models). The feeling of the 12-40mm F/2.8 lens reveals its high class all weather construction especially in comparaison with the kit zoom lenses such as the M.Zuiko 12-50mm or the diminutive 14-42mm. Control rings for zooming and focusing are fairly larger and can be easily distinctive by the touch. On the spot manual focusing operation is possible by pulling the focus ring very conviently (that specific option is also present into the 12-50mm lens). We appreciate that the lens hood is part of the included accessory packaged with the lens. One of the big advantage of the M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 is surely its focal length variation starting with a real wide setting of 12mm (84 degrees of angle of view) up to an extended normal angle of view ( 30 degrees) at 40mm. I really consider that telephoto designation should start at 60-75mm focal length in M4/3 format which represent an angle of view of 20-15 degrees to make a visual difference. At that point you get a magnification ratio of 2.5-3X compare to your naked eye. The Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F/1.8 should be an excellent complement to the M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8. Like I have said earlier the bigger dimensions of "Pro" lenses is often generating intimidating reactions from many spontaneous subjects. It is a price to pay and you may have to earn the confidence of the people you want to photograph prior to the shooting itself. Even the non-initiated person in photography will be aware of the "pro" level of your photo taking device. The performance of the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm lens is on the upper lever flirting with the stellar performances seen on the prime (focal fix) lenses. It is a good substitute product to the 12mm, the 17mm, the 25mm and the 45mm prime lenses although all theses models offer a much larger maximum aperture (F1.8-2) which support a better depth of field control. The extended focal range of the M.12-40mm qualify it as a good urban traveller optic to keep at hand. more than on your chest. And yes it can be a good action lens. If you are looking for a basic "pro" setting the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 will be a strong contender to fill the task. And the image results will speak by themselves. For complete illustrated review, see: http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2016/12/get-in-pro-side-with-olympus-mzuiko-12.html
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October 7, 2017 by Ivan_996
It replaces a bagful of primes.
Interestingly, when this lens is retracted to its smallest length then it is exactly 17mm or 35mm focal length equivalent full frame. The 35mm equivalent is one of the classic focal length. Even more interestingly, it also has a manual focus ring. In practice I set this lens to 17mm, aperture to between 4 to 8, manual focus, and in that way it behaves like a very large and expensive classic prime lens.
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