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Zuiko Lens ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD

SKU# 261014-410

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$999.99 
 

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Overview

In combination with the E-3, this lens delivers the fastest autofocus speed in the world. It covers a zoom range equivalent to 24mm to 120mm on a 35mm camera lens. This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 25cm throughout the zoom range. Autofocus is powered by Olympus' breakthrough SWD. Designed to be the world's fastest AF system, this extraordinary autofocus drive provides both high speed and high precision while operating with extremely low noise.

Directly compatible with E-System cameras. Compatible with Micro Four Thirds digital cameras (PEN\OM-D) through use of the MMF-2 or MMF-3 (Four Thirds Lens Adapter to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter). The MMF-3 is dust and splash proof for use with that type of lens on a dust and splash proof body. Note, AF performance may diminish as compared to being on an E-System body.

Item # 261014

Lens Architecture

MTF CHART

specs
Focal Length 12-60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 24-120mm )
Lens construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups. Super ED Lens, 2 ED lenses, Aspherical ED lens and 2 Aspherical lenses
Dust & Drip Proof Yes
Focusing System Floating & Internal Focusing System
Angle of View 84-20 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.28x(35mm equivalent Max. Image Magnification 0.56x)
Minimum Field Size 62x46mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f 2.8 (12mm) – f 4.0(60mm)
Minimum Aperture f 22
Filter Size Diameter 72mm
Dimension Diameter 79.5x98.5mm
Weight 575g
Compatibility Tele Converter EC-14 Yes (AF/MF available)
Tele Converter EC-20 Yes (MF available)
Extension Tube EX-25 Yes (MF available)
Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-72B),Lens Rear Cap(LR-1), Lens Hood(LH-75B), Lens Case(LSC-0918), Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card


Depth of Field Table

Camera-to-subject distance (in meters)
0.25 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 inf.
F stop 2.8 0.244~
0.256
0.289~
0.312
0.376~
0.429
0.458~
0.554
0.608~
0.835
0.805~
1.347
1.296~
4.780
1.625~
32.056
2.039~
inf.
3.298~
inf.
4 0.242~
0.259
0.285~
0.317
0.368~
0.442
0.443~
0.580
0.579~
0.905
0.751~
1.569
1.146~
11.046
1.389~
inf.
1.672~
inf.
2.406~
inf.
5.6 0.239~
0.263
0.280~
0.325
0.356~
0.463
0.425~
0.624
0.543~
1.040
0.684~
2.097
0.983~
inf.
1.149~
inf.
1.329~
inf.
1.734~
inf.
8 0.235~
0.270
0.273~
0.338
0.342~
0.498
0.401~
0.702
0.500~
1.331
0.611~
4.177
0.824~
inf.
0.932~
inf.
1.041~
inf.
1.260~
inf.
11 0.229~
0.279
0.264~
0.359
0.324~
0.562
0.374~
0.863
0.452~
2.310
0.535~
inf.
0.678~
inf.
0.745~
inf.
0.808~
inf.
0.924~
inf.
16 0.223~
0.296
0.253~
0.395
0.303~
0.700
0.343~
1.342
0.401~
inf.
0.459~
inf.
0.551~
inf.
0.590~
inf.
0.626~
inf.
0.687~
inf.
22 0.214~
0.325
0.240~
0.471
0.280~
1.149
0.310~
12.800
0.351~
inf.
0.390~
inf.
0.446~
inf.
0.468~
inf.
0.487~
inf.
0.519~
inf.
Camera-to-subject distance (in meters)
0.25 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 inf.
F stop 3.5 0.248~
0.252
0.296~
0.304
0.392~
0.408
0.487~
0.514
0.671~
0.732
0.938~
1.072
1.748~
2.343
2.454~
3.875
3.626~
8.128
12.778~
inf.
4 0.248~
0.252
0.296~
0.304
0.391~
0.409
0.485~
0.516
0.668~
0.736
0.930~
1.083
1.719~
2.400
2.395~
4.037
3.497~
8.894
11.257~
inf.
5.6 0.247~
0.253
0.294~
0.306
0.388~
0.413
0.479~
0.523
0.655~
0.752
0.904~
1.121
1.625~
2.620
2.213~
4.724
3.113~
13.222
7.985~
inf.
8 0.245~
0.255
0.292~
0.309
0.383~
0.419
0.471~
0.534
0.639~
0.777
0.871~
1.182
1.510~
3.013
2.000~
6.231
2.699~
42.981
5.679~
inf.
11 0.244~
0.257
0.289~
0.312
0.377~
0.427
0.461~
0.549
0.617~
0.815
0.827~
1.281
1.374~
3.843
1.762~
11.510
2.277~
inf.
4.047~
inf.
16 0.241~
0.260
0.285~
0.318
0.368~
0.440
0.446~
0.573
0.589~
0.877
0.774~
1.456
1.221~
6.342
1.513~
inf.
1.869~
inf.
2.891~
inf.
22 0.238~
0.265
0.279~
0.326
0.357~
0.461
0.428~
0.612
0.554~
0.985
0.710~
1.816
1.059~
120.389
1.265~
inf.
1.499~
inf.
2.074~
inf.
Camera-to-subject distance (in meters)
0.25 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 inf.
F stop 4 0.249~
0.251
0.299~
0.301
0.397~
0.403
0.496~
0.504
0.691~
0.709
0.982~
1.019
1.926~
2.080
2.835~
3.186
4.557~
5.541
50.979~
inf.
5.6 0.249~
0.251
0.298~
0.302
0.396~
0.404
0.494~
0.506
0.688~
0.713
0.975~
1.027
1.899~
2.113
2.777~
3.264
4.406~
5.784
36.774~
inf.
8 0.248~
0.252
0.297~
0.303
0.395~
0.405
0.492~
0.509
0.683~
0.718
0.965~
1.038
1.860~
2.164
2.694~
3.388
4.200~
6.187
26.045~
inf.
11 0.248~
0.252
0.296~
0.304
0.393~
0.408
0.488~
0.512
0.676~
0.726
0.951~
1.055
1.808~
2.241
2.585~
3.581
3.940~
6.867
18.434~
inf.
16 0.247~
0.254
0.295~
0.305
0.390~
0.411
0.484~
0.518
0.667~
0.737
0.932~
1.080
1.739~
2.359
2.446~
3.895
3.624~
8.132
13.070~
inf.
22 0.245~
0.255
0.293~
0.308
0.386~
0.415
0.477~
0.526
0.654~
0.754
0.907~
1.117
1.651~
2.550
2.274~
4.451
3.257~
11.023
9.268~
inf.
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Customer Reviews of the Zuiko Lens ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD

December 12, 2013

Jerry

EXCEPTIONAL LENS, GREAT QUALITY

I have had this ED 12-60 f/2.8-4.0 SWD lens for over four months now, and use it mainly on an E-5, but also on an E-500. This lens works great on these two bodies; focus is extremely fast on the E-5, due to the SWD feature, but focus is also really good on the E-500… just not quite as fast, and not very often it will miss locking into focus.

The lens is just a super “All Around Lens”, letting you shoot so many scenes; everything from Ultra Wide, Standard, Short Telephoto. I use it on my E-5 almost all the time. The weight is slightly more, at about 570 g, compared to about 270 g for my 14-45 lens, or 480 g for my 11-22; but the 12-60 lens is not too heavy, and feels balanced and comfortable to hold with the E-5 and Evolt-500. On the new E-M5 it feels a little “lens-heavy”, due to the lighter weight of the E-M5, so I don’t use that combo very often; besides, I have their 12-50mm M4/3 lens for the E-M5.

The 12-60mm is a great choice! I recommend it highly.

April 10, 2012

A.D.

Must of Olympus Evolt owner

Fast, top notch built quality, good size, sharp.... there is nothing bad to say about this lens. Anyone has E-series should get this lens.

October 22, 2011

BobTech

Every bit as good as other reviews say

I've been using this lens for about a year, after using the 14-42mm kit lens which came with my E-520. The sharpness and color accuracy of this lens' images have to be seen to be believed. Flare is almost non-existent. Autofocus is extremely fast. Portraits taken by it look totally natural. There is nothing I don't like about this lens. It's improved the standard of my photography and motivated me to be more creative.

March 18, 2011

SekedarJepret

Excellent Lens for non early adopter

I am not an early adopter in investing lens, use standard kit lenses for more than 4 years starting 2006 for my E500.
Recently I bought 12-60 SWD lens (after read many review and see sample images).

Result: very satisfied, detail is good. Most amazing is: at 60 mm can shot object only 10 cm from the lens, semi macro usage provide very sharp image and good detail.

At medium range object focus on the object at lower aperture is very nice, own creativity is the limit.

I have no hesitance to recommend this lens to anyone who want to get the most of your Olympus gear :)

December 30, 2010

Photogforlife

Fantastic lens

I've shot professionally with many different cameras and formats from film to digital for over 30 years and this is one of the few lens of any type that I've been extremely happy with using. It's sharper, smaller and more durable than anything that's out there.
Digitally the sharpness is amazing with perfect color. I'm happy to have switched brands to use these lenses.

December 02, 2010

Panoman

Quick, Quiet, and Sharp

I am an advaced amateur photographer with sixty years of experience with large format, medium format, 35mm, and digital equipment from all of the major brands. Never have I been so happy with a lens. I first bought it for use on E610, and now use it with the E30.

I shoot mostly landscapes, panoramas, travel, and architecturual subjects, so the wide angle suits my style perfectly.

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