Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO Lens

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO Lens is designed and developed to provide excellent image quality and high magnification, all in a compact size. When combined with a Sync-IS-compatible camera, 5-axis Sync IS can be utilised, delivering the world's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops.[1] This is a professional high-magnification zoom lens that truly meets the demands of professional photographers.

  • Professional high-magnification zoom
  • Unrivaled mobility
  • Excellent image quality and high magnification in a compact size
  • A fast, constant f/4.0 aperture throughout the entire zoom range
  • MSC mechanism for high-speed, high-precision FAST AF
  • Lens coating that keeps images clear
  • Compatible with 5-axis Sync IS
  • World's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops[1]
  • Allows recording video with minimal shake
  • 1.5-cm working distance for fantastic close-ups
  • Reliable dustproof and splashproof construction
  • Renowned quality and operability of the PRO series
  • Separately available lens accessories


Unrivaled Mobility
Excellent image quality required by professional photographers is delivered throughout the entire zoom range, from the 24mm[1] wide angle end to the 200mm[1] telephoto end. The performance of two competitor lenses[2] is packed into this one lens, providing outstanding mobility for the photographer. Wide-angle shots, telephoto shots, macro shots, nightscapes, and movies can all be taken with this one lens.

Optical Design That Realises Optimal Performance And Mobility
This lens lavishly uses special lens elements for excellent image quality and high magnification in a compact size. Elements include a DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens, Aspherical lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, Super HR (High Refractive Index lens) lens, HR (High Refractive Index) lens, Image stabilising lens and Focus driving lens.

Excellent Image Quality
Four aspherical lenses including a DSA lens are effectively placed to suppress aberrations that may occur when zooming. Five ED lenses suppress colour bleeding that tends to occur at the telephoto end, and secure image quality to the very edges of images throughout the entire zoom range.

Compact, Lightweight Package
DSA lenses and Super HR lenses are used to keep the number of lenses in the configuration to a minimum. Also, DSA lenses are made of glass with a higher refractive index than previous products, making the lens more compact.

Constant f/4.0 At Any Focal Length
A maximum aperture of f/4.0 is delivered throughout the entire zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto, overturning the conventional wisdom that the telephoto side of a zoom lens is always darker.

What Makes High-Speed, High-Precision Fast AF Possible
The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism is an advanced inner focusing mechanism providing fast, smooth, quiet, and accurate auto-focusing. It is made possible by Olympus high-precision lens fabrication technology which makes the focusing lenses lighter. This not only contributes to the speed and precision of focusing, but also to keeping the lens compact. With Face Detection AF and Eye Detection AF available on Olympus interchangeable cameras, auto-focusing is taken to another level.

Z Coating Nano Lens Coating For Clear Image Quality
The Z Coating Nano technology is used on this lens for thoroughly suppressing ghosts and flares, providing the photographer with sharp, clear image quality. By coating the lens surface with a layer of nanoscale size particles filled with air, a coating layer with a refractive index similar to air is achieved for reduced surface reflection.

Compatible With 5-Axis Sync IS
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO includes an in-lens image stabilisation system, which, when combined with the Olympus camera[3] in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, makes 5-axis Sync IS possible.

World's Most Powerful Stabilisation Performance Equivalent To 6.5 Shutter Speed Stops
5-axis sync IS achieves 6.5 shutter speed stops[3] of stabilisation performance. On its own, the lens achieves 5 shutter speed stops[4]of stabilisation performance. Using 5-axis Sync IS makes it possible to suppress shaking that tends to occur when recording videos.

Reliable Dustproof And Splashproof Construction
Hermetic sealing in 12 locations protects against ingress of dust and water droplets, making it possible to shoot in any situation without worry.

Manual Focus Clutch Mechanism, IS (Lens Image Stabilisation) Switch And L-Fn Button
The MF (manual focus) Clutch provides instant switching between auto and manual focusing. Simply pull the focus ring toward you to switch from autofocus to manual focus to shoot at your desired focus distance. The IS Switch lets you instantly turn image stabilisation on or off. On the lens barrel is a customisable button to which a function of your choice can be assigned, via the camera. Once assigned, a simple push of this button will activate and deactivate your function of choice.

*1. According to CIPA standards. When yaw and pitch is applied to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens attached and focal length set to 100 mm.


Focal Length 12-100mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 24-200mm)
Lens Construction


17 Elements in 11 Groups (1 DSA lens, 3 Aspherical lenses, 5 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 1 HR lens)
Splashproofing Dustproof and splashproof construction
Focusing System High-speed imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 84 degrees (wide) - 12 degrees (tele)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.15m (wide) / 0.45m (tele)
Maximum Image Magnification 0.15m (wide) / 0.45m (tele)
35mm Equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.6x (wide) / 0.42x (tele)
Minimum Field Size 57.7 x 43.3 mm (wide) / 82.4 x 61.9 mm (tele)
Number of Blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens IS Mechanism VCM
IS Performance 5-axis Sync IS: 6.5 stops (As of September 2016. According to CIPA standards. When attached to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with yaw and pitch applied to the camera, half-press IS set to Off, and focal length set to 100mm) Lens IS: 5 stops (When focal length is set to 100mm)
Filter size Diameter: 72 mm
Lens hood Screw-on type
Dimensions Ø77.5 x 116.5 mm
Weight 561 g

Box Contents

  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO Lens
  • LH-76B Lens Hood
  • LC-72C Lens Cap
  • LR-2 Lens Rear Cap
  • LSC-0914 Lens Case
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card