Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Review

May 5, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro from around the web.

photozone.de »

After five and a half years of Micro-Four-Thirds (MFT) Olympus and Panasonic cover the entire range from 7 to 300mm, including some excellent fixed primes like the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. However, friends of fast zoom lenses were left staring at nothing until the launch of the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 in mid 2012 and only more than one year later Olympus finally joins the league of MFT prime zooms.
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slrgear.com »

The new Olympus 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Zuiko PRO was introduced alongside the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and is part of the company's new "Zuiko PRO" line of professional-grade Micro Four Thirds lenses. The 12-40mm focal range translates to a 24-80mm field of view in 35mm terms, and with the constant ƒ/2.8 aperture, this new Olympus lens is a very versatile lens that should work great in low-light. It's also a rugged lens with splash-, dust- and freeze-proof construction, which makes it a great match with the equally-rugged E-M1.
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ephotozine.com »

This standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system cameras provides an angle of view equivalent to a 24-80mm lens used on a 35mm format camera and sports a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. The lens is also dust and splash proof, and is available from around £800 at the time of writing. In this review we'll take a look at how it performs.
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pcmag.com »

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens lives up to its moniker, delivering professional results when paired with a Micro Four Thirds camera.
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lenstip.com »

In the era of reflex cameras with 4/3 sensors Olympus has always tried to make the most of the fact that such a sensor size allows you to construct really fast lenses. When it comes to standard zooms, you could find such pearls as the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12–60 mm f/2.8–4.0 SWD or the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14–35 mm f/2.0 SWD in their line-up.
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