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.
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.
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
- Front Filter: 58 mm
- Dimensions: 63.4 x 70 mm
- Weight: 254 g