Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Standard Zoom Lens

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Standard Zoom Lens is the first lens from Olympus with a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire focal range. Its robust metal contruction is splash, dust and freezeproof making it an excellent companion to the OM-D E-M1.

  • Pro image quality in all conditions
  • Dustproof and splashproof construction
  • Autofocusing with high speed
  • Constant, bright aperture value of f2.8 at all focal lengths
  • Engraved depth of field scale with quick-clutch manual focus mechanism for hyperfocal photography
  • MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism for fast and quiet autofocusing


Professional build quality, the ultimate in reliability
The 12-40 PRO is an all purpose lens that utilises all of Olympus' best optical technologies. Sealing has been places in 6 locations to ensure dustproof and splashproof performance. Olympus' MSC mechanism ensures that focusing and zooming are both silent and fluent in both still and movie capture whilst a clutch mechanism allows for fluid manual focusing.

Professional optical design, the new face of Olympus clarity
In one of the most advanced designs ever seen in an Olympus lens, the 12-40 utilises Extra Low Dispersion, Extra Low Dispersion Aspherical, Aspherical, Dual Aspherical, High Refractive and High Definition lens elements. This allows for outstanding edge to edge clarity whilst maintaining a compact lens design. ZERO coating ensures that flaring is kept to a minimum in even trying lighting environments.


Lens type Standard Zoom
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length 12-40mm
35mm equivalent focal length 24-80mm
Lens construction 14 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 EDA lens, 2 HR lenses, 1 HD lens, 1 DSA lens, 2 aspherical lenses)
Angle of view 30-84°
Focusing mechanism High-speed imager AF (MSC)
Closest focusing distance 0.2m
Maximum image magnification 0.3x
35mm equivalent max. image magnification 0.6x
Minimum field size 58 x 44mm
Number of blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Filter size 62mm
Dimensions 69.9 x 84mm
Weight 382g
Box content Lens cap (LC-62D), lens rear cap (LR-2), lens hood (LH-66), lens case (LSC-0918), instruction manual, Olympus International Warranty Card
Protection filter Protection filter PRF-D62 PRO (optional)
Lens hood Lens hood LH-62D