Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.23m / 9.1 inch
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| Lens Extends while zooming
Olympus ED 8-25mm 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 OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro has a maximum diameter of 77mm and total length of 89mm when not extended. It weighs 411g / 14.5 oz.
Below, you'll find a scaled side-by-side image comparing the sizes of the Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro and the Olympus ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, offering a better understanding of their dimensions in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro:
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro has a focal range of 8-25mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-50mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
The Olympus ED 8-25mm 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 8-25mm F4 Pro with a weather-sealed camera body such as the OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro 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).
Olympus ED 8-25mm 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 8-25mm F4 Pro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.14x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.23m. 0.14x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 8mm all the way to the 25mm .
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 10 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 DSA
- 1 Super ED
- 1 ED
- 1 HR
- 2 aspherical ED elements
- ZERO coating
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Olympus ED 8-25mm F4 Pro is available in Black color.
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