Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens Announced, Priced $649, Available for Pre-Order!

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO

Along with the Olympus E-M1 Mark III (AmazonB&HAdorama), Olympus also announce the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro lens. It is a compact weather-sealed standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds bodies, featuring a total of 12 elements and a ‘ZERO’ coating to reduce ghosting, flare and other aberrations, a minimum focus distance of 12cm (4.7″) at wide-angle and a max magnification of 0.5x, 70mm (2.8″) long and 254 g (9 oz). This new lens costs $649, available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. It will start shipping from April 1, 2020.

Key features:
  • Standard wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 24-90mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture enables consistent performance throughout the zoom range and helps to achieve a sleek and lightweight physical design.
  • The lens construction integrates two aspherical elements, one DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) element, two extra-low dispersion elements, one Super HR (high-refractive index) elements, and two HR elements into its design to minimize aberrations, distortion, and color fringing throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
  • A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 4.7″ at the wide end and 9.1″ at the tele end pairs with an impressive 1:2 maximum magnification ratio to suit working with close-up subjects.
  • Dust-, freeze-, and drip-proof design ensure the lens’ performance in inclement and harsh conditions.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 24–90 mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F4
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 12
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 1 DSA, 1 Super HR, 2 HR, 2 aspherical, 2 ED elements + ZERO coating
Minimum focus 0.12 m (4.72)
Maximum magnification 0.5×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 254 g (0.56 lb)
Diameter 63 mm (2.48)
Length 70 mm (2.76)
Materials Metal
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 58 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro
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