Olympus New Pro Grade Zoom for MFT - M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8

Olympus has announced the new M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO wide-angle zoom lens, with constant f/2.8 aperture, manual focus clutch mechanism, and dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof metal construction. The lens is a part of their new m.zuiko pro lens product line, an indication that the company is now betting big on the future of professional grade mirrorless digital camera.

It offers a 24-80mm equivalent focal range with minimum focus distance of 0.2m offering 0.3x magnification, and the lens has a L.Fn button that can be customized from the camera. The 14 element / 9 group design is packed full of exotic glass, and includes two aspheric elements.

The all-metal construction and weight of the lens gives the lens a feeling of quality, making it feel like a classic lens.  It also provides slightly longer reach than its rival leans, the Panasonic Lumix X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens at a lower price point  It also comes with a lens hood with lock so that it doesn't accidentally come off.

The estimated shipping date for this marvelous lens is sometime in early December, perfect for holiday shopping season if you you want to be your own Santa this year.

You can pre-order it now to prevent long wait in case it goes out of stock,

Product Highlights

Micro Four Thirds Mount
24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
1 DSA, 2 ED, 1 HD, 2 HR Lens Elements
High-Speed Imager AF with MSC
Linear Motor Drive System
Manual Focus Clutch
Dust, Freeze and Drip-Proof Construction
7-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Olympus New Pro Grade Zoom for MFT - M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Reviewed by Blogs on 9/11/2013 Rating: 5

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