The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO was built with endurance in mind. If you’re looking for a DSLR lens enhance the capabilities of your Olympus or Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera, this is a well-rounded lens to consider. The wide focal length range of 12-40mm lets you take wide-angle shots and long zoomed shots with ease, thanks to the high aperture.
An all-metal construction makes this lens durable and ready for action. It’s fully weather sealed, making it waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof, so it can handle whatever you need it to when you’re outside shooting in the elements. This lens should be paired with a weather sealed camera for full effectiveness.
The 12-40mm focal length and 2.8 aperture give you a wide variety of ways to shoot. You can zoom into the range of a telephoto lens as well as take it back in for a wide-angle shot. The high aperture will let you achieve strong defocusing effects to make your subjects stand out and blur the background. The fixed aperture also ensures fast exposure for taking photos in low-light environments without a flash.
A programmable L-Fn button on the lens makes it easy to change your focus on the fly. A manual focus clutch also lets you switch between auto and manual focus. It’s also a quiet camera, with a silent electronic shutter and autofocus. It crams these features into a compact 3.3 inches, which is a bit smaller than similar lenses.
This lens is compatible with Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds format of cameras. This lens can be fitted onto an older 3/4 model with an adapter. Unlike typical DSLR cameras, Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds cameras don’t contain a mirror inside and can be more compact. It’s important to note that Olympus doesn’t build an image stabilization mechanism in their lenses, but instead in their cameras, so pairing it with a Panasonic camera may mean the loss of this function.
The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO offers a repertoire of features and a tough exterior. It’s small enough to pack with you easily and can help you expand the types of images you’re able to capture. This lens works well for outdoor photography and gives you a variety of ways to shoot.