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M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ

Starting At $399.99

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M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ at a Glance

With magnification topping out at just over 4x and a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24 to 100mm, this lens takes you from wide angle to medium telephoto without breaking a sweat. Maximum aperture is f3.5 and this lens can deliver rich color and sharp details even when the light is bit muted. This internal zoom lens features 10 elements in 9 groups, including one DSA, or Dual Super Aspherical, lens, as well as aspherical and ED glass; this sophisticated optical design helps eliminate distortion in your wide-angle shots.

  1. 12-50mm Focus Length
  2. High-Speed Imager AF (MSC)
  3. Electronic Zoom
  4. Splashproof Construction
  5. One Touch 
Macro Mode
  6. Dedicated L-FN Button
  7. Manual Focus
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  • MACRO CAPABILITIES
  • ELECTRONIC ZOOM
  • VERSATILITY
  • WEATHERPROOF
  • MSC
  • SPECIAL LENS HOOD
  • MACRO CAPABILITIES
  • ELECTRONIC ZOOM
  • VERSATILITY
  • ONE-TOUCH MACRO

    With a maximum magnification of 4.2X zoom, you can snag some fantastic macro shots.

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  • ELECTRONIC ZOOM

    The zoom functions on this lens are a marvel of advanced engineering. You can choose mechanical or electric zoom operation, and switch easily between the two using a moveable ring, which is also used to lock in macro mode. The linear motor drive that powers the zoom in electric mode is great for smooth dramatic zooming effects when you’re shooting video.

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  • A RANGE OF 
SHOOTING STYLES

    The 12-50mm zoom lens is versatile enough to capture both wide-angle landscapes and gorgeous portraits, quiet enough to shoot amazing noise-free videos, and rugged enough to use in the Great Outdoors. It’s a lens you can take almost anywhere, to shoot almost anything!

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  • WEATHERPROOF 
CONSTRUCTION

    This lens features Olympus’ Dust and Splash-proof construction, so when it is matched with a Weatherproof OM-D body, rain, wind or snow won’t interfere with your photography.

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  • MOVIE & STILL 
COMPATIBLE MECHANISM

    One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast – and nearly silent – autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it changes focus. This lens is perfect for tracking action.

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  • BAYONET CONNECTION 
LENS HOOD

    There is a bayonet connection lens hood available for this lens – and if you’re expecting to be doing a lot of outdoor shooting in bright conditions, the hood will really help prevent strong side or stray light from causing unwanted ghosting aberration. This lens does have a 52mm filter thread and readily accepts UV, Polarizer, or just plain old protective filters if you need them.

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  • ONE-TOUCH MACRO

    With a maximum magnification of 4.2X zoom, you can snag some fantastic macro shots.

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  • ELECTRONIC ZOOM

    The zoom functions on this lens are a marvel of advanced engineering. You can choose mechanical or electric zoom operation, and switch easily between the two using a moveable ring, which is also used to lock in macro mode. The linear motor drive that powers the zoom in electric mode is great for smooth dramatic zooming effects when you’re shooting video.

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  • A RANGE OF 
SHOOTING STYLES

    The 12-50mm zoom lens is versatile enough to capture both wide-angle landscapes and gorgeous portraits, quiet enough to shoot amazing noise-free videos, and rugged enough to use in the Great Outdoors. It’s a lens you can take almost anywhere, to shoot almost anything!

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April 28, 2016 by Michael
A bit too much kit in one lens
Had one that came with my E-M5. Unfortunately, no longer use it for anything. This is a sort of classic case of a jack-of-all-trades lens. It does a bit of everything. Macro, wideangle, short-telephoto, manual & electric zoom, weatherproofing, relatively low price. Unfortunately, there are quite a bit of drawbacks to this lens design. My first annoyance with it is the electric and manual zoom is much too easy to switch back and forth between. I often find myself twisting the zoom ring, only to get a few mm of travel because I inadvertently moved the ring forwards (or was it backwards?) I know it makes for a better video-centric design to have the option for both, but it very confusing the way it it implemented here. I would have just picked one or the other. Another drawback is the very slow aperture at 50mm, which forces a higher minimum ISO when lower is needed to handle camera shake, and also removes the ability to achieve a shallow DoF often desired at this FL. The lack of sharpness from this lens is also a disappointment, where even the other standard kit zoom lenses perform better, short of the 12mm wide-angle that this one has (others start at 14mm). It's also a fairly lengthy lens, and not at all in the spirit of a compact system from m4/3. I would say that casual HD video is the main purpose of this lens, but that's not exactly a great thing to state. Anyone with a planned production in mind would not use a lens like this. The only other thing I can say is that this is a decent, but not great low cost weatherproof lens for those on a budget. But if you're on a budget, it is doubtful you have a weather-sealed camera to go with it. Or many you just want one lens, even if it's only so-so because changing lenses is a pain. That begs the question of using a camera with interchangeable lens capability from the excellent high end point and shoots now available. There just isn't a particular set of realistic circumstances where I can state that this lens does it best, and that is why it remains an unpopular choice. Well, at least the build quality of mine was fine, and the lens works okay. That's about all I remember of it.
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April 28, 2016 by Bill
Much more than just a kit lens
The OM-D E-M5 was my first serious foray into digital from fifty years in film, much of if with Olympus OM and Leica M. Olympus choose wisely in kitting their revolutionary EM-5 with this multi-capable lens. Yes, it has been superseded by its bigger, faster, much more expensive pro brother, the 12-40 f2.8. But by how much? This little lens remains a compact, quick and quiet, sharp, wider range optic, with macro capability to boot. I took it of a trip to Kenya with the 70-300, and they both served me very well. It's still in my regular kit, which now includes an EM-1. Maybe it should be in yours, too.
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April 28, 2016 by Manish Vanjara
Very nice weather sealed lesn with macro capabilities
This lens covers a very userful 24mm (35mm equivalent) to 100mm focal length. This focal length is ideal for most photography. Being weather sealed helps. Keep in mind that you need a weather sealed body as well such as the EM5 or EM1. There is a macro mode which is surprisingly good. I have captured some really nice macro photos with this lens. While this may be an ok kit lens for still photography, it does shine for video as it has almost silent operation and very smooth zooming action. While not the sharpest kit lens in the micro 4/3rd family, it is still a very good performer and much better than the kit lens offered in other systems. This lens has become a part of my lens I carry lens due to its capabilities in both focal length as well as macro. Yes I shoot RAW and have to do some post processing to obtain the best results. However this lens has delivered good results. I would recommend this lens to a friend due to its excellent focal length and macro with a caveat that some post processing may be required to make the images pop.
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