Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ 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 ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ has a focal range of 12-50mm and 4.2X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-100mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ 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 ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ 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 ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.36x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.36x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 12mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f22 at 50mm .
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 9 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 Aspherical glass elements.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is available in Black color.
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