Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm F2.0 (Black)
- 24mm(35mm camera equivalent)
- Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture
- High-grade, sleek metallic body
- Ideal for taking enviable wide-angle photos in a wide range of settings
- Superb use in low light situations
- Features a snapshot mechanism to switch between auto and manual focus quickly
- Ideal for street photography, reportage and general wide-angle shots
$1,248.00 (inc GST)
This wide aperture single-focal-length lens delivers crystal-clear images with sharpness throughout the image area, and is ideal for capturing everything from indoor shots to powerful scenic photos.
To ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions such as when shooting against the light, the lens surfaces are coated with ZERO Coating, minimising issues with ghosts and flares. This metal-bodied premium lens has a consistent look with the OLYMPUS PEN series camera. The Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.
Compact Size, High Image Quality
A rational lens design of 11 elements in 8 groups enables a compact form and excellent image capture. To ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions such as when shooting against the light, the lens surfaces are coated with ZERO Coating, which eliminates previously hard-to-prevent issues with ghosts and flares.
DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) Lens
Olympus was the first company in the world to successfully mass-produce the Dual Super Aspherical lens that features an extremely large ratio of thickness between the centre and periphery.
Super HR (Ultra High Refractive Index) Lens
This lens features high refractivity and high spherical aberration correction capability.
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical) Coating
This anti-glare coating is an application of a state-of-the-art multilayer film disposition technology Olympus developed for microscopes. This coating cuts the reflectance of wavelengths between 450 and 650 nm in half compared to the previous coating technology.
As well as offering clear images, this technology also helps maintain the lens's low reflectivity by preventing scratches and degradation due to the enhanced strength and durability made possible by vacuum deposition. This coating features high transmittance and minimises hard-to-prevent artefacts such as ghosts and flares to ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions, such as when shooting against the light.
Effective Under Low-Light Conditions, Large Bright F2.0 Aperture and In-Body Image Stabilisation
Users will enjoy the expanded low-light shooting capability. This is thanks to the wide 12mm angle (equivalent to 24mm of 35mm film camera) and a large aperture of F2.0 as well as the image stabiliser built into the body of all Olympus OM-D and PEN series cameras.
Besides typical low-light environments such as dusk or indoors, this lens makes it possible to shoot brilliant wide-angle pictures in locations where a tripod cannot be used as well as in locations where flash use is prohibited (such as zoos).
MSC (Movie- and Stills-Compatible) Mechanism
Olympus enhanced the inner-focusing system of interchangeable lenses adopted by conventional SLRs. A screw drive mechanism is used for the drive method for quick, smooth, quiet, high-precision AF (autofocusing).
The MSC mechanism incorporated in the ED 12mm F2.0 is the product of advanced optical design technology, developed to enable autofocusing with a lightweight lens element.
Sub-Micron Precision Metallic Shaft and Feed Screw
The gears have been removed, eliminating operational noise. A sub-micron precision metal axis (shaft) and feed screw are used for efficient, direct driving of the lightweight focusing lens. Enabling faster and quieter autofocusing.
Advanced Snapshot Focus Mechanism
The lens comes equipped with the Snapshot Focus mechanism, which enables deep-focus shooting* (in which both subject and background are focused) by using this feature with an appropriate aperture setting. Sliding the focus ring towards you moves the focusing point to a specific distance, while rotating the focus ring moves the focus distance within the scale range indicated on the lens cylinder.
*Characteristics of Deep Focus Photography (recommended aperture setting of F5.6 or higher):
- Both subject (foreground) and background can be focused
- You will not miss any photo opportunities without using AF
- Lets you take photos under conditions where it is difficult to use AF
Sophisticated Textured Metallic Finish
This lens was designed to be appreciated and used for years to come by adopting a sophisticated textured metallic finish and classic look in a very compact design. Olympus pursued the highest quality in terms of Light, Technology and Materials used. It is easy to recognise this attention to quality and performance at a glance.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Olympus M.ZD ED 12mm F2.0 Lens
- 1 x Lens Cap (LC-72C)
- 1 x Lens Rear Cap (LR-2)
- 1 x Lens Hood (LH-76)
- 1 x Lens Case (LSC-1120)
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card
- Focal Length
- 12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25mm)
- Maximum Aperture
- Minimum Aperture
- Optical Construction
- 11 Elements in 8 Groups (1 DSA Lens, 1 Aspherical Lens, 1 Super HR Lens, 1 ED Lens)
- Angle of View
- Focusing Mode
- High-Speed Imager AF (MSC Mechanism)
- Minimum Focusing Distance
- Max. Magnification
- 0.08x (35mm Equivalent Maximum Image Magnification: 0.16x)
- Minimum Field Size
216 x 162mm
- Diaphragm Blades
- 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
- Filter Size
- Compatible Mounts
- Micro Four Thirds System Standard
- Maximum Diameter
- 0.13 kg