Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro is an Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro has a focal range of 12-100mm and 8.3X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-200mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.3x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.15m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.3x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 12mm all the way to the 100mm .
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 DSA lens
- 3 Aspherical lenses
- 5 ED lenses
- 2 Super HR lenses
- 1 HR lens
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is LH-76B.
Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro is available in Black color.
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