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

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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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January 25, 2016

Dan

Fantastic Lens

I love this lens for it's crispness, beautiful color rendition and portability. I have used it for everything from wide angle scenery photos to portraits and it can do it all! The small size makes it a perfect companion no matter where you go. I have taken it out in -15 temperatures for extended period of times and I've never had any issues with it. Snowshoeing was a delight because I could finally take pictures at the destination without any issues.

January 04, 2016

Michael

Temperature Limits

In a recent trip to Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser, the auto-focus mal-functioned in sub-below temperatures. It made me wonder what the limits are of this fine lens. Before that it had been a bullet-proof solution to living in the Pacific Northwest. Takes epic pictures. But alas - I broke mine while snowshoeing. I love it so much I am ordering a second one.

December 27, 2015

Rick

Excellent lens

This is my first Pro series lens, and I am very impressed with the quality and detail of the RAW pictures. Fine detail, and I really like the Manual Focus ring for crystal clear sharpness on the subject in the shot, and having the ability to move the depth of field where I want it.

I shoot mostly B&W but usually start in color, and the L-FN button on the lens really makes it simple and easy to program and move between both picture modes to capture the shot I want. The zoom 12-40 zoom works well for framing shots and works well for close in shots. Very pleased with this lens.

December 15, 2015

John

Great lens but too heavy

I changed over to the Olympus system to get a small light high quality camera lens combination. This lens takes great photos, and it is beautifully made, but when put on my OM-D E M5 mark ii, the combination weighs two pounds which is 8 ounces more than my Sony NEX 7 with the Sony/Zeiss 16 - 70mm f4 zoom. There are times when you need a zoom, and I carry it then, but most of the time I just mount my Oly 25mm f1.8 on my camera and use that..

If you are considering a purchase of this lens you have to ask yourself if you are willing to carry the weight of this thing around your neck all the time. For me I find I leave it at home so often I question the wisdom of the purchase.

November 30, 2015

Yan

One of the best mid range zoom lens

I have purchased this lens along with the OMD-EM1 to replace my aged Nikon D40. I am very impressive by the IQ came out of this package. Before I made my decision, I also tried the Nikon D750 with 24-120mm and the Sony A7 II with 28-55mm from my friends. I use my camera mainly to take photo of my kids indoor and record video of their fun times. Even thought the sensor in the EM1 is only 1/4 of the other two, this lens save it. The photos taken by my Olympus is sharper than those from the other two FF camera. Since this lens is faster than the other two lens attached to the FF camera, I only needed ISO1600, which compare favorable to the ISO6400 regularly used by the Sony, for most of my indoor shots. If you buy a M43 body, this lens is a must.

November 24, 2015

Jacques

The one lens to own for Travel photography

Bought this lens in June 2014. My main use for it is travel photography as I document all my travels with pictures and notes. At the same time, I also like to make artistic pictures that I can use for illustration on my websites and for selling purpose on an online art gallery I own.
This lens is really top quality. With it, I get the best results on every shot. I like the f/2.8 and focal. It is a lens that can be used anywhere, outside and inside. The focal length is great for landscape and at the other end it is excellent for closer shots.
The quality of the images I take with it is on par with my Leica lenses. I have always been a Leica (since Leica M4P) and Olympus user (since the OM-1) and own quite a few lenses from both. Since I bought this 12-40mm, this has become my main used lens (on my OMD-M5) and I can't say I am using my Leicas very much these days.
If I had only one lens to go with this would probably be the one. It is fast, gives excellent results and is built to last.

November 24, 2015

Erick

Nice Lens

Very happy image quality. My one complaint is that the lens is put into manual focus by sliding a ring back. This happens inadvertently too often.

I prefer having the distance scale displayed all the time as on the older 4/3 lenses and controlling manual mode from camera, especially using E-M1 function lever.

Lens cap pops off a little too easily when lens hood reversed. I bought an aftermarket one that stays on better

November 05, 2015

Ihor

A great one!!!

From the first day of use I've loved both OM-D1 and 12-40 2.8 pro (ordered together). Enjoy with every shot, the lens is fast, sharp and very responsive. A really perfect combination. Noticed that I am outdoor 4-5 times more than before just because of the excellent camera and professionally-build lens -very inspiring gear. Started to notice small stuff, got big desire to experiment -thanks to have lots of options. Good job Olympus!

November 03, 2015

Brian

FANTASTIC LENS

I love this lens! Super sharp, built like a tank, images are spectacular. 2.8 throughout, weather sealed definitely a PRO lens. Build quality is incredible. I use this on an E-M1 couldn't be happier. AF is super fast, and a range of 24-80 is perfect. Great job Olympus! Worth the price I paid for it, glad i made the investment. I can't wait to get the 40-150/2.8 next.

October 30, 2015

David

Excellent

Woow!!! For the past few weeks I have been using this lens. And there is absolutely no words to describe it performance. When olympus said it was a "Pro" level lens, it is Pro level in every aspect! A constant f2.8 throughout the entire range. Amazing, and razor sharp. Well worth the money. I cannot wait to get my hands on the 40-150mm with adapter!

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