Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD is compatible with cameras that have Four Thirds
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Four Thirds lens mount are Olympus E-5
, Olympus E-600
and Olympus E-620
Max sensor coverage of Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD is FourThirds
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD has a focal range of 12-60mm and 5.0X zoom ratio.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD 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 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD is available in Black color.
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD 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.
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f2.8 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 12mm, and a max aperture of f4 and minimum aperture of f22 at 60mm .
Olympus ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 10 groups.