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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 mm F2.8 PRO Lens, Universal Zoom, Suitable for All MFT Cameras (Olympus OM-D & PEN Models, Panasonic G-Series), Black

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The IP53-rating means it's highly weathersealed so you can shoot without worry in the most adverse conditions. We understand this can sometimes be difficult with work commitments, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs. The only limit in using this lens with Lumix bodies is that you don’t have any kind of stabilisation. Part of that is that fact that they sit close together, part that they’re exactly the same diameter, and part because the material used is a little slick, which masks the change in texture.

Pro is actually a good macro lens, offering a minimum focusing distance of 20cm and a maximum magnification of 0. First it’s amazing that it comes together with the lens at all (we all know the boring Olympus ‘money-making-lens-hood-policy’ well) and second it’s locked by two buttons on the lens-front, so it’s nearly impossible to lose it by accident.It also features built-in optical image stabilization, which might be a moot point for Olympus users as most of the company's cameras feature sensor shift IS. I tend to not use it too much however because not every lens that has it and I would probably end up looking for the same button when using other MFT lenses. In terms of size and weight, the new Olympus 12-40mm lens is quite large and heavy compared to the average Micro Four Thirds lens.

If it is a problem, just set the aperture to f/4 to get photos that are evenly sharp from corner to corner. While this lens might be overkill for some, for those who are interested to get the creme de la creme, the Olympus 12-40mm is quite simply a stunning lens that is a joy to use.However, recognising that bokeh evaluation is subjective, we have provided a few examples for your perusal. To my surprise, I actually ended up wanting the combo by my side at all times, so I upgraded to a bigger bag. The black and white images are really beautiful, really like the photo of your son against that saturated red of the car.

If you have a function specific to the way you shoot like Magnify, Peaking or Digital Teleconverter, you can assign one of them to a button on the lens barrel and access it instantly.

Cookies can also be used by our advertisers and the Google Analytics tool which gathers statistical data. They're much more convenient and accessible than fixed focal lengths, especially on reportage style jobs where timing is everything, but they can't match the bite, separation, or just the sheer tactility of a prime lens.

When mounting this lens to a camera, it feels very securely locked in the mount, with the weather-sealing gasket providing a tight, reassuringly snug fit. The 8-25mm PRO is fully compatible with Olympus in-camera 5-Axis Image Stabilization, which compensates for all types of camera motion.

The lens is capable of various styles of macro shooting and includes support for Focus Stacking which is useful for close-up shooting. Please refer to our FAQs and contact info page for the most commonly asked questions that we receive.

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