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8-25mm F4 Olympus Lens: This Is What’s WRONG With The Camera Industry
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  • Specs

    • 16 elements in 10 groups (1 DSA lens, 2 Aspherical ED lenses, 1 Super ED lens, 1 ED lens, 1 Super HR lens, 1 HR lens, 1 HD lens)
    • Dust & Drip Proof IEC Standard 60529 IPX1
    • High-speed AF (MSC)
    • Min Focusing Distance - 0.23m (at all focal lengths)
    • 7 Circular Diaphragm Blades
    • F22 Minimum Aperture
    • 72mm Filters
    • Comes with LH-76E Lens Hood
    • φ77×88.5mm
    • 411g (without Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap and Lens Hood)
    • Box Contents - LC-72C Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, LH-76E Lens Hood, CS-53 Wrapping Cloth, Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card
    • $1,099
  • Compact, lightweight, high-magnification zoom lens boasting 3.1x from ultra-wide-angle 16mm equivalent to 50mm equivalent Achieves a maximum zoom magnification of 3.1x as a zoom lens equivalent to an ultra-wide-angle lens of 16mm, and supports a wide range of shooting scenes from a dynamic angle of view in the ultra-wide-angle range to a standard angle of view. To do. In order to achieve miniaturization, we adopted the collapsible mechanism for the first time in the “M.ZUIKO PRO” series. Although it is a high-magnification zoom lens from an ultra-wide angle, it weighs 411g and is highly portable, supporting light shooting.

    High optical performance unique to the “M.ZUIKO PRO” series Thorough attention is paid to optical performance, and special lenses such as super ED lenses, ED lenses, and EDA lenses are used in the lens configuration of 16 elements in 10 groups. It thoroughly suppresses various aberrations such as chromatic aberration, and realizes high-resolution and sharp depiction unique to the “M.ZUIKO PRO” series over the entire zoom range. In addition, the adoption of his large DSA lens significantly reduces sagittal coma aberration. Even with the aperture open, it has excellent point image reproducibility from the center to the periphery of the image, and is very useful for night scenes and starscapes. In addition, the ZERO coating and optimized lens shape significantly reduce the occurrence of ghosts and flares during backlight photography, achieving sharp, high-definition depictions. Since the open F value does not change in the entire focal range, you can easily control the exposure even when shooting with zooming or shooting movies.

    Maximum shooting magnification 0.42x close-up shooting performance You can enjoy powerful macro shooting with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, which is close to half macro. The shortest shooting distance is 0.23m, which is constant over the entire zoom range, so you can easily adjust the angle of view by operating the zoom ring after approaching the subject. It also supports a depth-of-field composition mode that combines in-camera photos with a deep depth of field that are in focus from the front to the back, enabling a variety of macro expressions.

    Durable performance that is safe even in harsh environments The highly reliable “M.ZUIKO PRO” series has achieved excellent drip-proof performance, dust-proof performance, and -10 ° C low-temperature resistance equivalent to IPX1. By combining with the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 series, you can shoot with confidence even in harsh environments such as rain and snow. In addition, the front lens is coated with fluorine so that even if it gets dirty, it can be easily removed with a blower or cloth.

    Although it is a super wide-angle lens, it can also be fitted with a filter. It is possible to attach a filter to the tip of the lens, even though it is equivalent to an ultra-wide angle of 16mm. By installing a PL filter with a filter diameter of 72 mm and his ND filter, he can enjoy shooting in a variety of expressions.

    “Manual focus clutch mechanism” that can instantly switch from autofocus to manual . L-Fn button is placed on the side so that you can change the setting while holding it with one action with your thumb.

  • Everybody: MFT make smaller lenses!

    Olympus: we have a 8-14mm f4 perfect for landscapes

    Everybody: it’s not fast enough

    Olympus: we have a 7-14 f2.8

    Everybody: it doesn’t have enough DoF!

    Olympus:...

    Physics: here we go again...

    Some camera manufacture should just make a 16-200mm f1.2 lens that’s huge, has a 100mm filter thread, and costs $5000. Just to shut everybody up.

    Got to totally agree with this YT commentator.

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  • PR

    OM Digital Solutions GmbH is pleased to announce a new addition to the successful Olympus PRO range of lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO. Conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard, this new lens covers focal lengths from the ultra wide 16mm* to the standard 50 mm* at F4.0 and delivers superb imaging performance across the entire zoom range. Compact and lightweight with 3.1x zoom magnification the 8-25mm F4.0 PRO delivers excellent image quality the renown M.Zuiko PRO series and offers photographers the versatility to capture images from dynamic ultra wide-angle dramatic landscapes, to images and video with a field of view that feels natural to the human eye. Featuring Olympus’ acclaimed weather sealing, making the lens perfect for nearly every shooting situation.

    Compact, lightweight, ultra wide-angle zoom lens

    This single lens covers a wide range of shooting scenarios, from the ultra wide-angle 16 mm* to 50mm* with a 3.1x zoom magnification for capturing standard focal length shots. This is the first lens in the M.Zuiko PRO series to feature a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size on the go and is highly portable at just 411g. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO is the solution for all those who want travel with as little luggage as possible without having to sacrifice professional quality.

    Excellent optical performance across the entire zoom range

    Our dedication to optical performance resulted in adopting a 16-element, 10-group lens configuration that includes special lenses such as Super ED, ED, and EDA lenses. The optical design of this lens allows for thorough suppression of various aberrations including chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range, resulting in sharp high-resolution images unique to M.Zuiko PRO lenses. A large DSA lens was specifically included to significantly reduce sagittal comatic aberration.

    This design delivers high quality image reproduction from the center to the edges of the image even at the widest aperture setting. To suppress ghosting and flares during backlit shooting, this lens also features optimised ZERO Coating to deliver sharp, high-definition depiction. The constant aperture of the lens at all focal lengths allows for easy control of exposure while shooting with variable zoom settings and for recording video.

    Close-up shooting performance with a maximum magnification of 0.42x

    Enjoy macro shooting with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x* for performance that rivals that of a half-macro lens. The closest focusing distance is 0.23 meters across the entire zoom range making it possible to adjust the field of view with the zoom ring on the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO. This lens also supports Focus Stacking***, which merges multiple images into a single photo to create an image with focus from the foreground to background in the camera, enabling stunning macro photos that are sharp from front to back.

    Reliable dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance and superb controls

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO features the superb splashproof and dustproof performance of IPX1 equivalent and freezeproof performance to -10°C for a high level of reliability unique to the M.Zuiko PRO series. When paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 series, this lens can be used with peace of mind in demanding environments such as rain and snow. Fluorine coating used on the front lens allows for cleaning with ease. The front element optical design of the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO allows filters can be attached despite featuring ultra wide-angle 16 mm equivalent performance. Attaching Polarizing (PL) or Neutral Density (ND) filters with a diameter of 72 mm allows for a versatile range of photographic expressions. The Manual Focus Clutch provides instant switching between auto and manual focusing and an L-Fn (lens function) button is available on the side of the lens so users can change settings with a single operation using their thumb while holding the camera.

    Availability & Pricing

    The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO lens including the LH-76E lens hood will be available from the beginning of July at an RRP of £899. When customers register their purchase of the new lens via my.olympus-consumer.com and subscribe to our newsletter, a free six-month warranty extension**** is available.

  • The 8-25mm F4.0 PRO deliveries will be limited in number and you might have to wait more than 2 months before to get the lens.

    https://www.olympus-imaging.jp/content/000116364.pdf