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Olympus m.ZD 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ MSC weatherproof zoom lens

introduction

  • the 1st weatherproofed lens for Micro Four Thirds system
  • especially designed for videographers although aperture is not constant across the focal length range
  • the price for its versatility is the slow aperture. but you do get:
    • world's fastest autofocus for slowish moving subjects when used on the E-M5
    • weatherproofing to match the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera
    • 4x zoom with field of view range equivalent to 24mm ultra wide angle to 100mm short telephoto on a 35mm full frame camera
    • macro to 0.36x activated via a macro button on the lens (0.72x in full frame terms when you consider the smallest field of view)
      • lens becomes set at 43mm focal length with widest aperture being f/6.0 and closest focus distance of 20cm
    • power zoom lever for smoother zooming during video recording
    • near silent AF for video recording
    • versatile, user customisable lens Fn button

specs

  • 10 elements in 9 groups
  • closest focus 35cm in normal mode and 20cm in macro mode
  • 5 rounded blades
  • 52mm filter thread
  • 57x83mm
  • 211g

reviews

photo/olympusmzd12-50.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/23 08:08 by gary1