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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.
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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

November 05, 2014

Esther

Dealing with arthritis

I've been using the E-5 with a couple of very nice lenses for the last several years. Thought it would be my last camera, but arthritis decided otherwise. I still use the E-5 for tripod work, but for walking around and handheld work, I just love my new E-M1 camera and the M.12-40mm PRO lens. My photos are tack-sharp, even handheld ones.
Tonight I took some photos off our sundeck - after dark: ISO 200, Aperture f/16, Exposure 60 seconds, focal length 40mm. And yes, on a tripod. I was tickled pink when the streetlights, about 3 city blocks away showed up as beautiful 14-pointed stars. The only part of the photo that is not sharp, is a tree, whose foliage is the kind that moves if you only look at it, let alone if there is even the slightest puff of wind.

This lens is a keeper, and even when I get the longer lens later this month, I think that this one will be my go-to lens.
Thank you, Olympus!

October 06, 2014

Larry

Great travel lens

I bought my E-M5 for travel photography on my motorcycle adventures. The camera is perfect, and before my latest trip I added this great lens. Space was very limited on this trip, a cross country, off-pavement ride on a small dual sport bike from Tennessee to the coast in Oregon. I kept the E-M5 on with this lens for the entire trip (though I had other lenses) and it was fantastic. Very pleased with the crisp pictures, great color, and terrific auto focus.

I am already planning on selling the 12-50 kit lens and saving my pennies for the 40-150 pro lens. If it is anything like this beauty, I don't know if I will need any other lenses (though I have another telephoto zoom and some primes). Great job!!

September 15, 2014

James

MUCH LIGHTER THAN MY CANON GEAR

I’ve been shooting Canon SLR cameras since I was a teenager, but as I get older, weight is becoming more of a factor. This standard range zoom lens is 382g, which is heavy for a Micro Four-Thirds lens, and together with the M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II, which weighs even more at 423g, is exactly the same combined as the Canon EF 24-70mmf/2.8 L II at 805g. So, I can carry my Olympus PEN E-P5 (420g) with the M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (120g), the Olympus FL-300R wireless flash (97g) with a small bounce reflector, and the 2 aforementioned lenses, but still be less than my Canon 5D Mark III (950g) with just one lens.

Moreover, this lens is fast to focus and solidly made. If I ever get the E-M1, it would be just as weather-sealed as my Canon setup. In any case, the combination I commented above makes for a wonderfully light combination to keep in my bag to catch almost anything on a trip. I can even throw in the M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 (116g) and the M.Zuiko ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 (155g) along with a few filters and still be fleet of foot.

Ultimately, photography is about composition and getting the shot off, which I can seemingly do faster with this than my bulkier Canon cameras. For the pixel peepers, it's not quite as good as my Canon lens, but the Canon lens almost 3 times the price, too, and won't cramp my neck or shoulders after a long day.

August 25, 2014

Douglas

Phenomenal Lens

I took an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and this lens to go to three countries in Africa in April, the system was awesome, and the weatherproofing turned out to be essential.

I fully agree with the super high build quality combined with the great image quality mentioned below. The compact size was perfect for travel, and not having to worry about dropping everything in to zip lock storage bags when rain hit was perfect.

July 27, 2014

Paul

Superlative Lens

This lens is a revelation. Super high build quality combined with excellent image quality make it one of the best lenses I've used. I love it's close focusing ability combined with the E-M1's image stabilization make it very useful for close up work. The lens hood attaches firmly. The center pinch lens cap works very well. Despite it's relatively high price, I would say this lens is a very good value.

March 22, 2014

Wayne

My first introduction to Olympus lenses

I bought this as a first lens to go with my new OMD EM-1 camera. The lens is solid and definitely a quality product. It seems to be a good choice as a general purpose lens for the EM1, although I am already eyeing a couple of the fixed focal length Olympus lenses in order to have a lighter and more compact package. Since this was my first micro 4:3 camera, I have nothing to compare it to, but so far I am delighted with its low-light capabilities, the extraordinarily fast focus, and the useful zoom range.

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