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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 (8 owners reviews)
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4.75 Good
Owners reviews (8)
  1. KJK
    KJK 26 June 2018, 16:13
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    IP 69.127.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: $800
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Somewhat large and heavy (for m43). Not cheap, but less than comparable FF lenses.

    Pros: Sharp wide open at all focal lengths. Very good build quality, but not quite up to Canon \"L\" lenses.

    Summary: Real simple, it is sharp at all focal lengths and from F2.8 to around f10. My Oly 45mm f1.8 is somewhat sharper and may render better than this zoom, but it is on my EM-5 most of the time. It is the sharpest standard zoom I have ever used (including Canon \"L\" lenses).

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. António Santos
    António 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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