With 14 elements in 9 groups including two extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses, one extra-low dispersion aspherical (EDA) lens, and two high refractive index (HR) lenses, the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens captures exceptionally clear images. Reducing colour aberrations, including ghosting, flare and distortion, your images will be clearer with better colour contrast and definition.
Get right up close to your subject with the ability to focus as close as 20cm. This is great for experimenting with macro photography and delicate close-ups where you want to capture finer details, such as in nature photography or portraiture. Using the telephoto setting, close-up shooting is possible up to 7cm from the end of the lens. With magnification capability of 0.3x or 0.6x in 35mm equivalent, you can zoom right up to your subject even from a distance. You’ll be able to take lifelike shots of wildlife candidly, and shoot away at a wedding without disrupting the moment.
It’s easy to switch to manual focus in an instant with the manual focus clutch in this compact Micro Four Thirds System lens. The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism and linear motor provide fast and quiet auto-focusing.
The signature Olympus ZERO (Zuiko extra-low reflection optical) coating of this Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 lens thoroughly eliminates ghosting and flaring to give your images sharp clarity. Removing distortion, the lens coating gives your images edge-to-edge sharpness without unwanted distractions. Even in challenging lighting conditions, the optical coating helps achieve clear image quality.
The Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens has a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof construction to keep your lens free from damage. You won’t need to worry about taking this lens out in the elements, as it can take on water splashes, dusty situations and icy cold climates. With weather sealing, your lens will be protected from the harsh elements.
This Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 lens is equipped with a rounded 7-blade diaphragm and has the ability to create beautiful bokeh. For a blurry-background look you might want to achieve in portraits, at events or in nature shots, this will help separate your subject from the background with subtle softness.
|Lens Mount||Micro 4/3|
|Focal Length||12 - 40 mm
Comparable 35 mm Focal Length: 24 - 80 mm
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 84° - 30°
|Min. Focus Distance||20 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:3.33|
|Filter Thread||Front, 62 mm|
|Lens Type||Standard Lenses, Wide Angle Lenses, Zoom Lenses|
|Speciality||Auto Focus, Constant Aperture Zoom|
|Genre/Use||General, Landscape, Wedding & Events|
|Physical Dimensions||6.99 cm x 8.4 cm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||382|
This lens is a 24-80mm (35mm equivalent), a popular choice to have in your kit, suitable for a variety of photography such as portraits, street, cityscapes, events and travel.
Yes, because the Panasonic GH4 and GH5 have micro four thirds lens mounts, the Olympus M-Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens works with both of these cameras, including for autofocus. However, this lens does not carry image stabilisation and will rely on image stabilisation from the camera body.
To use the clutch, slide the focus ring forward or backwards. It is the ring closest to the front element. It moves back and forth enabling manual or auto focus.
This button is a programmable function button, which can be assigned from the camera body’s Fn button assignment menu. Assign it to whatever function you like, for example Depth of Field Preview.
To protect the front element of your lens, we always recommend putting a protector filter on the lens, to ensure your lens is kept in the best condition possible for as long as possible. When out and about, you can store the lens in a lens pouch to protect it from the elements.