The Olympus 12mm f2 M.Zuiko Digital ED prime lens offers superior optical performance in a compact, classic black metal finish body. Designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, such as the OM-D and PEN system, the 12mm is great for a broad range of shooting situations, including landscapes, interiors, travel and low light.
The Key Features:
• Versatile, wide-angle Micro Four Thirds system lens with a maximum 1:2.0 aperture
• Superior optical performance in low light, with landscapes, interiors and other wide-angle situations
• Classic, compact and highquality black metal design
• Dual Super Aspherical lens element and advanced ZERO multi-coating to reduce ghosting and flaring
• Snapshot focus mechanism activated by pulling focus ring
• High-speed AF with MSC technology for near-silent movie and still-photo capture
Wide and compact
The compact design of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm* 1:2.0 makes it easy to travel light, and a proven track record of outstanding images in a variety of situations is testament to its optical versatility. With a wide angle of 12mm* and a bright maximum aperture of 1:2.0, it’s ideal for shooting everything from sweeping landscapes to cramped interiors in poor light. * Equivalent to 24mm on a 35mm camera.
Consistent and clear
Like the alternative silver version of the lens, the new black variant features some of Olympus' most sophisticated optical technologies. For example, a Dual Super Aspherical lens element and the ZERO lens coating (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) that reduces unwanted reflections. Sharp, crystal-clear images are the result - from corner to corner, with movies or stills, inside or outdoors, no matter the light.
Fast and bright
When there’s no space - or time - to set up a flash or a tripod, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm* 1:2.0 really comes into its own. It has a fast autofocus that is near silent (thanks to Olympus MSC technology), and a special snapshot mechanism that lets you release the shutter without taking your eye off your subject, simply by pulling back the focus ring. Distance and depth indicators ensure there’s no need to glance down at the screen.
Lens Type Wide-Angle Prime
Focal length - wide (mm) 12
Focal length - tele (mm) 12
Max aperture - wide 2.0
Max aperture - tele 2.0
Minimum aperture 22
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.2
Image stabilisation No
Sensor format Micro Four Thirds
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Lens elements 11
Lens groups 8
Aperture blades 7
Filter thread (mm) 46
Autofocus motor High-speed AF with MSC technology
Focus mechanism Inner focus with screw drive mechanism
Size 56 x 43mm
Weight (g) 130
Hood Model LH-48