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Olympus Announces Two Single Focal Length Lenses

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 (35mm equivalent 24mm)

High Grade Snapshot Lens with Large-Aperture, Wide-Angle single focal length

A long-awaited addition to the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL series of compact lenses — whose outstanding imaging performance is achieved by combining the latest optical technologies with the superior craftsmanship honed over the long history of the legendary ZUIKO lenses — this lens is a single focal length lens with a wide angle of 12mm (equivalent to 24mm of 35mm cameras) and a large aperture of f2.0. In addition to capturing the world with the unique and powerful perspective of the wide-angle lens, this lens also boasts excellent imaging performance, delivering crystal-clear images with high contrast and sharpness throughout the image area. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor shooting, this lens is also provided with the new MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism that enables fast, quiet auto focusing with both movies and still images. An elegant metallic outer finish gives this lens a classic feel that transcends time when combined with the OLYMPUS PEN E-P3 camera, which will be released simultaneously with the lens. The launch of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 is scheduled for 22nd July, 2011.

Main Features

  1. Co-existence of compact size with high performance and high image quality, thanks to superior craftsmanship supported by the latest technologies
    • Olympus-proper optical technology that contributed to the establishment of the tradition of ZUIKO lenses
    • Large, bright f2.0 aperture that’s really effective under low light + Built-in image stabilization mechanism of the PEN series camera
    • MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism for fast, quiet AF (autofocusing)
  2. Sophisticated textured metallic finish for a stylish, classic look in a highly compact design
  3. New Snapshot Focus mechanism that lets you shift the focusing point a specific distance by sliding the focus ring towards the camera

 

Main Specifications
Mount type Micro Four Thirds System
Focal length 12mm
35mm equivalence 24mm equivalent
Lens construction 8-group, 11 elements (DSA element x 1, aspherical
element x 1, Super HR element x 1, ED element x 1, etc.)
Angle of view 84°
AF system High Speed Imager AF (MSC)
Closest focusing distance 0.2m
Maximum image magnification 0.08X
35mm equivalent 0.16X equivalent
Maximum field size 162 × 216mm
Number of blades 7 blades (Circular diaphragm
Maximum aperture f2.0
Minimum aperture f22
Filter size Φ46mm
Dimensions (Max. diameter x Overall length) Φ56 × 43mm
Weight 130g
Provided accessories Lens cap (LC-46), Lens rear cap (LR-2),
Instruction manual, Olympus International Warranty Card

 

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