Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is a Variable 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 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
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| Hood is not supplied
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ 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.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ has a maximum diameter of 57mm and total length of 83mm. It weighs 211g / 7.4 oz.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ:
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.
The Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ 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 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
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 in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ With Optical Image Stabilization
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 compared 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.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
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 doesn't come with a lens hood.
Olympus ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ is available in Black color.
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