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Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro Lens for Micro Four Thirds announced: Price, Availability

Alongside the OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless camera Olympus has also introduced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO is a premium standard zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system.

Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro Lens

The lens is surprisingly compact and light in weight: its length is 70 mm and its weight is only 254 grams. The lens is also IPX1 weather-sealed, so you are able to travel with ease and shoot on-the-go, no matter the environment. The Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro possessing dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C), consists of nearly 190 precision machined components all mounted in a dense configuration.

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.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO Lens has a total of 12 elements, including an HR lens (high refractive index), Super HR, DSA (double super-spherical lens), an aspherical element and an ED element (ultra-low dispersion glass). ZERO coating reduces glare, ghosting, and aberration. The lens can focus at a distance of 12 cm and has a maximum magnification of 0.5x.

Price and Availability

The Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro has been priced at $649, it can also pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com online store and it will be available from February 24, 2020.

Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro Specifications

  • Focal Length: 12 to 45mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 90mm)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds
  • Angle of View: 84° to 27°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x
  • Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:2
  • Optical Design: 12 Elements in 9 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
  • Autofocus
  • Front Filter: 58 mm
  • Dimensions: 63.4 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 254 g

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