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

SKU# V314060BU000-410

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Overview

This large-aperture 3.3X Zoom lens is the first in the newly created “M.ZUIKO PRO” category. Covering a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-80mm, this lens features all metallic construction and makes extensive use of high grade optical components including Dual Aspherical, High Refractive and ED lens elements configured in 9 groups to assure the highest level of reproduction. A fast maximum aperture of f2.8 throughout the zoom range, a manual focus clutch as well as Splash-proof, Dust-proof and Freeze-proof construction make it suitable for the most demanding professionals and enthusiasts. An “MSC” (movie and still compatible) AF lens drive system ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing – especially important when shooting HD movies. A seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects. Included accessories are LH-66 Petal type hood, LC-62D Aluminum Protective Lens Cap, LR-2 Rear Lens Cap, LSC 0918 Lens Pouch and One Year World-Wide Warranty.

Lens Architecture

MTF CHART


Depth of field

WIDE : 12mm

  0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.70 1.00 2.00 3.00 5.00
Fno. Open 0.196
~
0.204
0.287
~
0.315
0.372
~
0.434
0.453
~
0.560
0.603
~
0.843
0.800
~
1.356
1.294
~
4.687
1.628
~
26.516
2.053
~
3.322
~
2.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4.0 0.194
~
0.206
0.281
~
0.322
0.362
~
0.451
0.436
~
0.592
0.570
~
0.927
0.739
~
1.611
1.128
~
11.845
1.367
~
1.647
~
2.376
~
5.7 0.192
~
0.209
0.275
~
0.333
0.349
~
0.477
0.415
~
0.644
0.531
~
1.078
0.669
~
2.195
0.962
~
1.126
~
1.303
~
1.704
~
8.0 0.189
~
0.213
0.266
~
0.350
0.332
~
0.520
0.389
~
0.738
0.485
~
1.420
0.594
~
4.678
0.802
~
0.907
~
1.014
~
1.231
~
11.3 0.186
~
0.219
0.255
~
0.379
0.312
~
0.603
0.359
~
0.941
0.434
~
2.672
0.514
~
0.654
~
0.719
~
0.780
~
0.896
~
16.0 0.181
~
0.229
0.241
~
0.431
0.288
~
0.791
0.325
~
1.616
0.381
~
0.437
~
0.526
~
0.564
~
0.598
~
0.658
~
22.6 0.174
~
0.247
0.225
~
0.548
0.262
~
1.543
0.290
~
0.329
~
0.366
~
0.420
~
0.441
~
0.460
~
0.491
~

MIDDLE : 22mm

  0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.70 1.00 2.00 3.00 5.00
Fno. Open 0.199
~
0.201
0.296
~
0.305
0.391
~
0.410
0.484
~
0.517
0.666
~
0.739
0.926
~
1.088
1.703
~
2.431
2.362
~
4.134
3.426
~
9.378
10.270
~
2.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4.0 0.198
~
0.202
0.294
~
0.307
0.387
~
0.414
0.477
~
0.525
0.652
~
0.757
0.897
~
1.132
1.601
~
2.685
2.166
~
4.949
3.019
~
15.228
7.368
~
5.7 0.197
~
0.203
0.291
~
0.310
0.382
~
0.421
0.469
~
0.537
0.634
~
0.784
0.862
~
1.198
1.480
~
3.137
1.946
~
6.818
2.599
~
111.286
5.232
~
8.0 0.196
~
0.204
0.288
~
0.314
0.375
~
0.430
0.457
~
0.554
0.611
~
0.826
0.816
~
1.309
1.340
~
4.132
1.704
~
14.770
2.176
~
3.727
~
11.3 0.195
~
0.206
0.283
~
0.320
0.365
~
0.444
0.442
~
0.581
0.581
~
0.894
0.760
~
1.508
1.183
~
7.609
1.451
~
1.774
~
2.661
~
16.0 0.193
~
0.208
0.277
~
0.329
0.353
~
0.467
0.423
~
0.624
0.544
~
1.016
0.693
~
1.933
1.018
~
1.205
~
1.414
~
1.907
~
22.6 0.190
~
0.212
0.269
~
0.344
0.338
~
0.504
0.398
~
0.700
0.501
~
1.269
0.619
~
3.284
0.855
~
0.978
~
1.105
~
1.373
~

TELE : 40mm

  0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.70 1.00 2.00 3.00 5.00
Fno. Open 0.199
~
0.201
0.298
~
0.302
0.397
~
0.403
0.494
~
0.506
0.688
~
0.712
0.975
~
1.026
1.897
~
2.115
2.770
~
3.272
4.385
~
5.820
34.818
~
2.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4.0 0.199
~
0.201
0.298
~
0.302
0.395
~
0.405
0.492
~
0.508
0.683
~
0.718
0.963
~
1.040
1.850
~
2.178
2.668
~
3.429
4.130
~
6.345
23.157
~
5.7 0.199
~
0.201
0.297
~
0.303
0.393
~
0.407
0.489
~
0.512
0.676
~
0.726
0.949
~
1.057
1.794
~
2.261
2.552
~
3.646
3.853
~
7.146
16.386
~
8.0 0.199
~
0.202
0.295
~
0.305
0.391
~
0.410
0.484
~
0.517
0.667
~
0.737
0.930
~
1.083
1.722
~
2.391
2.404
~
4.005
3.521
~
8.699
11.614
~
11.3 0.198
~
0.202
0.293
~
0.307
0.387
~
0.414
0.478
~
0.525
0.654
~
0.754
0.904
~
1.122
1.628
~
2.605
2.223
~
4.657
3.139
~
12.601
8.229
~
16.0 0.197
~
0.203
0.291
~
0.310
0.382
~
0.421
0.469
~
0.536
0.637
~
0.779
0.869
~
1.183
1.513
~
2.984
2.009
~
6.063
2.725
~
34.724
5.845
~
22.6 0.196
~
0.204
0.287
~
0.314
0.374
~
0.430
0.458
~
0.553
0.614
~
0.818
0.825
~
1.281
1.377
~
3.764
1.771
~
10.642
2.299
~
4.153
~

Circle of least confusion 1/60mm

specs
Focal Length 12-40mm
     35mm Equivalent Focal Length      24-80mm
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 9 Groups
  (Aspherical ED lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, DSA lens, 2 ED lenses, HD lens, 2 HR lense)
Dust & Drip Proof Yes
Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)    - Linear Motor Drive System
Angle of View 84 - 30 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.3x
     35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification      0.6x
Minimum Field Size 58 x 44  mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f2.8
Minimum Aperture f22
Filter Size Diameter 62mm
Dimensions Diameter 69.9x84mm
Weight 382g
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
  Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (PRF-D62 PRO)
Item number: V314060BU000.
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July 20, 2015

Lisa

Amazing clarity

This lens is worth every penny! I am using it on an OMD EM10. Focusing is fast and the optics are superior in a wide range of conditions. I have been able to get close-ups of flowers and to zoom in on kayaks on a lake - both resulting in startlingly clear images. Be mindful of the ring that will flip the lens into manual focus mode - it sometimes can engage as I put the camera into a bag. This lens is truly a joy to use!

June 28, 2015

Rich

INCREDIBLE LENS, ULTRA-SHARP OPTICS

I've had this lens for about a year and it's my workhorse lens. I've been using it it to take night images of stars and the MilkyWay at f2.8 and 12mm. The starfield and foreground is ultra sharp when pre-focused at infinity. Close-ups are very sharp. The lens is small and the fast f2.8 lenses is great for handheld low light when using image stabilization on my OMD EM5 Mark II. The PRO series Olympus lenses are a must for any serious photographer.

June 24, 2015

Kevin

Excellent Lens!

Great lens, I love that the minimum focus distance is able to produce almost macro like results. Very sharp photos! A little on the heavy side on my little E-M10. I'm sure it's more balanced on an E-M1.

Prior to purchasing this lens, I had 3 other lenses covered by this focal length, and was constantly switching lenses. For someone like me who doesn't like having to switch lenses all the time, this lens will stay on my camera almost all of the time.

As I have an E-M10, I can't comment on the weather sealing of the lens, however, I can attest that there is no dust getting inside the lens elements.

June 04, 2015

Will

Most versatile lens in the entire M43 line up

Can I say "best lens ever"??

Sure, optically there some better lenses out there but seriously for a travel guy like myself, there's no other lens that comes close to the amount of time this is mated with my OM-D E-M5.

12-40mm in full frame is 24-80mm which is perfect because when I was shooting full frame, I was using 24-70 ALL THE TIME. That behaviour didn't change when I migrated over the M43. I even get a bonus 10mm of reach which I love.

QUALITY
The build is excellent. Love that it's dust and splash proof. It's close enough to water proof that I don't get too worried if it starts raining a bit.

IMAGE QUALITY (IQ)
The glass used here is spectacular. It's such a workhorse for me that I get to see images from here on a pretty regular basis. I'm always blown away by how good it is and the kind of depth of field I'm able to get. At f/2.8, the bokeh is pleasing and the right amount for all of my travels. Focus is fast plus you get a bonus LN button to program.

ONLY CON
I think the only can that I can think of is that the ring that pops in and out to go from manual focus to auto is a little too easy to knock by accident? There's been a few times where I thought I was shooting in auto without realizing that in the bag it was switched to manual focus.

I'm really not sure what else to say. This will be the best bang for buck you'll spend as far as lenses go in the M43 world. There's nothing else that compares to it.

May 21, 2015

Anthony

Beyond Impressed ...

I absolutely love this lens. I been using it for 6 months and I can say that it has surpassed my expectations. The auto focus is very fast. The manual focus ring is also engineered properly. I don't find myself hitting the ring inadvertently turning off Auto. The zoom ring is also setup for quick cropping of the shot. I can concentrate on the composition of the picture as apposed to fiddling with the lens . Color is superb and focus razor sharp
What I don't like is, when in full wide angle, up close images will distort . I understand that is the nature of wide angle lens. I felt it was excessive.

If your are going to buy just one lens, I highly recommend this one for indoors / outdoors.

May 17, 2015

Jonathan

my go to lens

Matched up to the E-M1, rain or shine the camera comes along. This lens is parked on the camera daily, only coming off when I am specifically out to shoot and need something different, closer, farther or wider. The lens itself besides the great images it can capture is a pleasure to use. It's a small and dense lens and you can tell it's been designed well. The manual focus ring has the perfect amount of travel stop to stop. The zoom has just the right amount of tension and stays right where you put it. It matches perfectly with the E-M1 and works well with the E-M5 as well.

May 14, 2015

Mike

Excellent Travel Lens

I've been using this lens since it was first introduced for my OMD-EM1. It's been to Europe & back twice and has been used in the pouring rain while my family worried about the camera getting wet. (Needless to say, both camera & lens worked great in a driving rain in Piazza San Marco in Venice.)

Pictures have been excellent with terrific detail even when blown up to 4' or more and framed.

Be aware that f2.8 is not the equivalent of f2.8 on a standard 35mm camera and may not provide the depth of field effects you expect. Of course, that's true for all lenses of this genre.

Overall, an excellent zoom which is still small enough to carry around all day without being cumbersome.

May 07, 2015

Patrick RH

Outstanding lens for what it is

I have to agree with all the other reviews in that this lens is a superb lens all in it's own right. Fast auto focus, fantastic build quality, crisp/sharp images, etc.

My one observation though is that this lens does not quite match the sharpness, color, or clarity of the older 14-35mm F2. At almost any aperture or focal length, the older 4/3 lens produces slightly better results. I suppose that is somewhat to be expected since the 14-35 is substantially more expensive.

For truly professional work, the older 4/3 lens might be a better pick.

That said, very few people who look at your prints would ever notice the difference so for me, the 12-40 is nothing short of outstanding.

April 23, 2015

T. Miller Photography

Professional quality to suit a wide variety of shooting conditions

This lens seems like such a great value after carrying around 3 primes (45mm/f1.8, 17mm/f1.8 and 25mm/f1.8) to fill the same need. I may still use the 45mm simply because of the larger aperture, but in every other situation, this lens has been a beautiful thing.

The PRO designation is no joke. The lens itself feels significantly more substantial and heavy duty, weighing more than the camera body. I suppose this isn't unusual, but is certainly noticeable when you are used to carrying around the smaller prime lenses. Includes a hood, cap, and nice lens bag.

My body (EM-10) is not weather sealed like this lens, but at the very least, I can feel more secure about dust getting in the lens and should I be able to upgrade to a weather sealed body, I will be fully equipped to shoot out in more inclement conditions.

I am extremely happy with this purchase, as it is going to be something I will have for a long time, and use for the vast majority of situations. Focus is sharp. Build quality excellent. Image quality superb. Worth every penny.

April 22, 2015

JMW

Without Any Doubt An Outstanding Travel Lens

After much study and comparison to most other formats and systems I chose the M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens as the mate for my new OM-D EM-Mark II. I purchased both direct from Olympus and could not be any happier with the combination as a travel companion.

I'm a retired Professional Photographer after a thirty five year career and I know it's almost always about the "glass" when it gets down to finer details. Combined with the new E-M5 Mark II, eighty percent of my normal photography needs are covered with this one lens. My travels are mostly on a motorcycle and the weather sealing plus metal construction goes a long way toward my satisfaction with the capabilities of the lens. I'm looking forward to miles of smiles and fine prints to boot!

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