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12-45mm F4 Olympus lens
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    Specs

    • 12 elements in 9 groups
    • 1 DSA, 1 Super HR, 2 HR, 2 aspherical, 2 ED elements + ZERO coating
    • 0.12m min focus distance
    • 7 diaphragm blades
    • Min aperture F22
    • Filter Size:58mm
    • Weather sealed
    • Comes with hood
    • Dimensions: 63.4x70mm
    • Weight: 254 g

    High-performance standard zoom lens

    Effective placement of special lenses in the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens allow for the world’s most compact, lightweight design covering a focal length from wide angle 24mm to telephoto 90mm (35mm equivalent). A small and lightweight focusing lens enables high-speed, precise AF for any subject. The lens features a dust-, splash- and freezeproof construction with sealing in 9 places to keep out dust and rain, providing peace of mind when shooting on the go.

    Superb macro capabilities

    Enjoy intense macro shooting with a maximum magnification of 0.25x (0.5x 35mm equivalent) across the entire zoom range. The closest focusing distance is 12 cm at the wide-angle end, and 23 cm at the telephoto end, delivering a wide range of macro shooting effects such as wide-angle macro shots that emphasize a sense of perspective by capturing vast backgrounds, and telephoto macro shots for more significant background defocusing effects. Diverse macro effects are possible, such as Focus Stacking , which generates a single image on the camera with a large depths of field in focus from the foreground to the background.

    Fixed aperture value across the entire zoom range

    Effective placement of aspherical lenses and ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating – which provides clear depictive performance – drastically reduces aberrations, ghosts, and flares for sharp, high-definition image quality. Suppressing loss of light at the edges of images makes it possible to obtain bright, clear depictive performance up to the very edges. Because the aperture value is fixed across the entire focal length, it is easy to control the exposure when zooming and recording video.

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  • Interesting--all depends on the IQ of course since the 12-40 is so good.

  • According to our sources this lens delivers a very high quality. Similar (if not a touch better) than the 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens

  • Price seems to be far from cheap

    • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO: 74800 yen
  • Olympus is pleased to announce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens, scheduled for availability April 7, 2020. This high-performance medium range zoom PRO lens conforms to the Micro Four Thirds® System standard and features superb optical performance at all focal lengths, while being the world’s most compact, lightweight model[2]. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 joins the M.Zuiko PRO category of lenses, possessing dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) performance that delivers excellent image quality and peace of mind even when shooting in the most severe environments. This lens delivers superb resolution to the edge of the frame across the entire zoom range, making the most of the appealing aspects of the Micro Four Thirds System standard. It features supreme macro capabilities with a maximum magnification of 0.5x (35mm equivalent) across the entire zoom range, making it an anytime, anywhere, all-around lens. When paired with the Olympus OM-D® E-M5 Mark III, this lens delivers high resolution and amazing portability to conveniently carry in a small bag.

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens is the world’s most compact, lightweight medium range zoom PRO lens with a fixed aperture value covering a focal length from wide angle 24mm to telephoto 90mm (35mm equivalent). It consists of nearly 190 precision machined components all mounted in a dense configuration, resulting in a size of 63.4 mm./2.5 in. (max. diameter) x 70 mm/2.76 in. (overall length), and a weight of approximately 254 g/8.96 oz. This small and lightweight lens delivers high-speed, precise autofocus for capturing any subject. Its dustproof and splashproof construction contains sealing in nine places to keep out dust and rain, providing peace of mind when shooting in active situations.

    Effective placement of aspherical lenses and ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating provide clear depictive performance, drastically reduce aberrations, ghosts, and flare for sharp, high-definition image quality. Suppressing loss of light at the edges of images makes it possible to obtain bright, clear depictive performance up to the very edges. Because the aperture value is fixed across the entire focal length, it is easy to control the exposure when zooming and when recording video.

    Enjoy macro shooting with a maximum magnification of 0.5x (35mm equivalent) across the entire zoom range. The closest focusing distance is 12 cm at the wide-angle end, and 23 cm at the telephoto end, delivering a wide range of macro shooting effects, including wide-angle macro shots that emphasize a sense of perspective by capturing vast backgrounds, and telephoto macro shots for more significant background defocusing effects. Diverse macro effects are possible, such as Focus Stacking, which generates a single image on the camera with a large depth-of-field in focus from the foreground to the background.

    Pair the new M.Zuiko 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens with the recently announced Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III to create the ultimate travel combination. As Olympus’ smallest weathersealed combination to date[5], at just 670 g/23.6 oz., you are able to travel with ease and shoot on-the-go, no matter the environment. Enjoy a bright constant aperture of F4.0, along with a myriad of pro features brought to you in the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Lighten up with this ultimate travel combo and change both your photography and lifestyle forever.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens (black) comes bundled with the LH-61G lens hood, specifically designed to protect the lens and reduce unwanted light entering the lens in backlit situations. The lens will be available April 7, 2020. The lens will have a suggested retail price of $649.99 USD and $849.99 CAD.

  • UK PR

    Olympus today launches the world's most compact and lightweight high-performance standard zoom lens with a fixed aperture.1

    The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens features superb optical performance at all focal lengths and ensures sharp images up to the edges of the frame while being packed in a weather-sealed, very compact and lightweight form.

    The combination of Olympus high-resolution, high-performance lens line-up and powerful image stabilization capabilities results in sharp, high-quality photos and videos in a variety of scenarios. Being the world's most compact lens in its category , the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO is the perfect addition to the M.Zuiko PRO lens series.

    High-performance standard zoom lens boasting the world's most compact, lightweight design for ultimate mobility

    The optical configuration of the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens is inherited from the ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens, which is well recognized for its high resolution. Effective placement of special lenses in the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens allow for the world's most compact, lightweight design covering a focal length from wide angle 24mm to telephoto 90mm (35mm equivalent). A small and lightweight focusing lens enables high-speed, precise AF for any subject. The lens features a dust-, splash- and freezeproof construction with sealing in 9 places to keep out dust and rain, providing peace of mind when shooting on the go .

    Fixed aperture value across the entire zoom range and high resolution to the edges of the frame

    Effective placement of aspherical lenses and ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating -- which provides clear depictive performance -- drastically reduces aberrations, ghosts, and flares for sharp, high-definition image quality. Suppressing loss of light at the edges of images makes it possible to obtain bright, clear depictive performance up to the very edges. Because the aperture value is fixed across the entire focal length, it is easy to control the exposure when zooming and recording video.

    Superb macro capabilities with a maximum magnification of 0.25x (0.5x 35mm equivalent)

    Enjoy intense macro shooting with a maximum magnification of 0.25x (0.5x 35mm equivalent) across the entire zoom range. The closest focusing distance is 12 cm at the wide-angle end, and 23 cm at the telephoto end, delivering a wide range of macro shooting effects such as wide-angle macro shots that emphasize a sense of perspective by capturing vast backgrounds, and telephoto macro shots for more significant background defocusing effects. Diverse macro effects are possible, such as Focus Stacking , which generates a single image on the camera with a large depths of field in focus from the foreground to the background.

    Availability & Pricing

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens will be available from late March in black at RRP of £599.99.

    Like every Olympus camera and lens, the ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO comes with a free six-month warranty extension  when registered via the MyOlympus platform at http://my.olympus.eu 

    Olympus accessory line-up (separately available)

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO joins an extensive line-up of more than 20 M.Zuiko lenses and is compatible with any OM-D or Olympus PEN camera as well as all third party cameras conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Olympus offers an extensive range of accessories, including tailor-made camera bags and lens pouches, electronic flashes, audio recorders and microphones as well as the free image editing and workflow software Olympus Workspace and smartphone app OI.Share.

    More information at www.olympus.co.uk/accessories .

    Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at www.olympus.co.uk for the latest specifications.

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