OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Lens Announced, Priced $999, Available for Pre-Order

Along with the OM-1 Camera (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama), OM System also announced the new OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Lens. It is a second-generation wide-angle to mid-range telephoto zoom lens. It’s nearly identical to its predecessor, with the exact same optical design and overall feature set, but does offer improved weather resistance with an IP53 rating, which should pair well with the new OM Systems OM-1 Micro Four Thirds camera system. Autofocus (AF) is driven via OM Systems’ Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) AF system, which OM Systems claims ‘benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.

This new lens costs $999, available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. It will start shipping from March 3, 2022.

Below are the detailed specifications of OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 12–40 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Circular diaphragm
Elements 14
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical element, 1 dual-sided aspherical element, 2 ED glass elements, 2 HR glass elements, 1 EDA glass element, 1 HD glass element
Minimum focus 0.20 m (7.87)
Maximum magnification 0.3×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Focus notes Manual Focus Clutch mechanism
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 382 g (0.84 lb)
Diameter 70 mm (2.76)
Length 84 mm (3.31)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 62 mm
Filter notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
Optional accessories PRF-ZD62 PRO Protection Filter LSC-0811 Lens Case CS-53 Wrapping Cloth

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OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II  Check Price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama
OM System 40-150mm F4.0 PRO  Check Price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama

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