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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED PRO

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Manufacturer Olympus
Model M.Zuiko Digital 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED PRO
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 12 - 40 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84 - 30 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.3
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF MSC
Lens Construction 14 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 69.9 x 84 mm
Weight 382 g
Additional information Aspherical ED lens,
2 Aspherical lenses,
DSA lens,
2 ED lenses,
HD lens,
2 HR lense
box contents: lens hood (LH-66)
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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4.71 Good
Owners reviews (7)
  1. Jeffcs
    Jeffcs 24 January 2017, 15:14
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    IP 71.59.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Haven't found cons

    Pros: How many times can I say sharp, fast focusing, versatile lens

    Summary: After shooting with this lens and my PEN F setup I'm impressed and this coming from FF Nikon D5 user I went for the "lighter" for vacations but I find myself picking it up for shoots at time I'm hooked

  2. Tobias Kern
    Tobias Kern 27 July 2016, 16:00
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    IP 87.158.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Work with bright light sources in the frame. If you have bright light sources in the frame (e.g. candles at night) they cause annoying ghosting and flares. I hate this this behavior in the dark. In daylight it is usually acceptable. But in the dark with one or more bright light sources inside the frame...

    Pros: - perfect size and weight for my E-M1 - sharp (I have never noticed the tested weakness in resolution at 40mm in real world) - fast AF - water resistant (after about one hour in moderate rain and humidity at about 100% the lens became foggy from the inside and after half an hour in my bag it was ok again) - f2.8 and very usefull focal length, my walk around lens - manual focus clutch (you can easily set the focus to infinity) - nice built quality, but not as good as Olympus 40-150 f2.8

    Summary: I like this lens as my walk around lens. It is light and fun to use. Great package with the E-M1. Optically it is mostly good apart from the issue with ghosting and flares.

  3. misterrainer
    misterrainer 12 March 2015, 08:44
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    IP 155.69.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none

    Pros: Sharpness, bokeh, aperture of 1:1.8

    Summary: A superb lens and must have for every mfg owner

  4. Gian Carlo
    Gian Carlo "Magica" 4 March 2015, 23:11
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    IP 93.148.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No cons.

    Pros: Fast AF, sharp, well built.

    Summary: Perfect for my EM-1.

  5. Antˇnio Santos
    Antˇnio Santos 15 December 2014, 18:42
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    IP 194.65.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not even the price

    Pros: Rugged, fast, beautiful, etc

    Summary: What are you waiting for?

  6. Manuel Chagas
    Manuel Chagas 29 April 2014, 18:15
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    IP 2.82.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: ????? did not find yet!

    Pros: Everything: not to heavy, sharp sharp sharp, fast fast fast focus, weatherproof, rugged construction, ......

    Summary: Must have for any m4/3 user

  7. OhWeh
    OhWeh 21 April 2014, 17:45
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    IP 79.229.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Don't find anything.

    Pros: Optical quality very good. Mechanics very good. Almost a macro with up to 1:3.2 ratio Splashwater and dust proof

    Summary: A very good choice for E-M1, E-M5 and E-M10 in my opinion. May be too heavy/large for PENs.