Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
| High Max Magnification ratio of 0.5x
| Minimum focus distance of 0.12m / 4.7 inch
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro has a maximum diameter of 63mm and total length of 70mm when not extended. It weighs 254g / 9.0 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro and OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II (Micro Four Thirds mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro:
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro has a focal range of 12-45mm and 3.8X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-90mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
The Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.5x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.12m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.5x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 12mm all the way to the 45mm .
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 DSA
- 1 Super HR
- 2 HR
- 2 aspherical
- 2 ED elements
- ZERO coating
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Olympus ED 12-45mm F4 Pro is available in Black color.
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