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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Lens, Black
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- Extensive zoom range of 24-200mm (35mm equivalent)
- 17 elements in 11 groups for outstanding resolution
- In-Lens Image Stabilization for 5-Axis Sync IS (with applicable cameras)
- Z Coating Nano (advanced Zuiko extra low reflection optical coating)
- Weatherproof construction
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This lens covers an extensive focal range of 24-200mm (35mm equivalent). It packs the performance of two professional lenses into one, and keeps the overall design compact and lightweight - approximately 21 ounces versus two equivalent lenses at 46 ounces. You'll find usable depth of field with the constant f4.0 aperture, superior edge-to-edge resolution, and minimal distortion at all focal points.
Shot by Olympus Trailblazer Alex McClure with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO.
Outstanding Optical Performance
The 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO features 17 lens elements in 11 groups consisting of 1 DSA, 3 asperhical, 5 ED, 2 Super HR and 1 HR lens element. Cutting-edge materials allow for a compact and lightweight professional lens that doesn't sacrifice image quality. The superior optical design means you'll achieve unmatched resolution, sharpness, and suppressed chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range.
Advanced Z Coating Nano Lens Coating
With a wide focal range, sometimes you need to shoot into the sun or into other backlit settings, and the 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO lens has you covered. Z Coating Nano is Olympus' most advanced lens coating. It uses nanoparticle technology to eliminate ghosting and flare from in-frame light sources for sharp and clear images no matter the shooting scenario.
Built-In Lens Image Stabilization for 5-Axis Sync IS
This lens' built-in image stabilization provides 5 shutter speed steps of compensation. Pair this lens with select Olympus OM-D or PEN camera bodies to get 5-Axis Sync IS, the world's most powerful image stabilization of up to 6.5 shutter speed steps compensation at 200mm (35mm equivalent). This compensates for all types of camera motion for tack sharp images and video.
Excellent Close Up Performance
If you love taking macro shots, you'll appreciate the 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO's ultra-close working distance of 1.5cm at the widest focal length and its powerful magnification of .60x (35mm equivalent). You'll capture sharp, detailed images of subjects up close, like flowers, insects, and jewelry, no additional lens required.
Professional Weatherproof Construction
The 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO isn't afraid of rain, dirt, or dust. The metal construction is hermetically sealed to make the lens splashproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. When paired with a weatherproof Olympus OM-D body, you can take advantage of every photo opportunity no matter the shooting conditions.
Professional Convenience and Control
The customizable Lens Function button lets you easily control your choice of camera functions right from the lens barrel. The convenient manual focus clutch lets you instantly switch between auto and manual focus. You can even preset a focus position using the distance meter and instantly return to that position from AF Mode by simply pulling the ring towards you.
Includes LC-72C Lens Cap, LH-76B Lens Hood, and LSC-0914 Soft Case. The optional PRF-ZD72 PRO Protective Filter is coated with Zero coating to eliminate flare and provides superior protection for you lens.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO is the only professional-grade high-magnification zoom lens that covers an extensive 24-200mm focal range (35mm equivalent). This lightweight compact lens delivers high-resolution edge-to-edge sharpness with a constant f4.0 aperture. With its premium weatherproof construction and Z Coating Nano anti-flare coating, it’s the perfect all-in-one solution for all types of photography, including wide angle, telephoto, portrait, nature, and macro shots.
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Past experiences showed me that zooms with large zoom ratios were compromises at best, so I would only consider zooms with ratios typically =<3. In the recent years, I relaxed this constrain to =<5 as optical design has significantly improved. The down side is that decent zooms with larger ratios are typically large and heavy and require large filter. It kind of negates the benefit of using zoom. My APS-C system has reached a point that I no longer want to bring it for trips especially overseas trips.
This was the reason for building a m4/3 system. I started out with a e-pm1 and soon replaced with a e-pm2 and now added a GX85. The kit zoom are OK but limited in zoom range. I hate to change lens when traveling. I replaced the kit zoom with a 12-60, which was a big improvement. I especially like the 12mm on the short end. However, I found out that I also used focal length between 60mm and 100mm on a 40-150 zoom. This was the reason for looking at this 12-100.
This lens has a zoom ratio of 8+ which should be outside my range for consideration. The fact that so many people like it and reviews are great, it cannot be too bad and so I gave it a try. I think the smaller m4/3 form factor makes it possible to design high quality zooms with larger zoom ratios. This lens is big for m4/3 platform. I can live with it because I now have a one-lens travel solution.
This lens is extremely well built, heavy and substantial. The lens mount is not as smooth as I am used to and neither is the zoom ring. The focus ring is very smooth (no resistance) when using the focus by wire and relatively stiff using the mechanical linkage. These are the not so great aspects of this lens. AF is fast and accurate on both e-pm2 and GX85. Close focus distance is excellent and can almost be a macro lens. Optical performance is the best strength of this lens. My limited experience confirms reviews findings. Even though it is a heavy lens, I don't find it unbalanced even when using it on e-pm2.
This is now my go to travel lens. Highly recommended.
Is it expensive? Yes. Big for a M43 lens? Sure, but look at what you're replacing! A 24-70mm and a 70-200mm lens, all in one, and smaller than either for a full frame system. And for a similar price of a single 70-200mm F/4. Sharpness? It's very good. It's not mind-numbing, but very respectable for a zoom lens, and it's already more or less at its sweet spot wide open at F/4. If you don't have a body that works with the lens stability, it may not be worth the price. Then again, it's still a stunning lens that gives you incredible flexibility at a relatively reasonable size.
I have all the professional lens Olympus offers and this lens stays on my camera. Even in low light the quality is super clear.
It is higher on the price point end, but so worth it.