Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, price tag £599.99, a new compact, lightweight zoom lens designed for everyday photography.
Billing it as the ‘world’s most compact, lightweight standard zoom lens with a fixed aperture,’ the new Olympus lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24mm to 90mm.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO weighs just 254g and is weather-sealed in nine places for a dust-, splash- and freeze-proof design.
The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO also offers decent macro capabilities with a 0.25x (0.5x 35mm equivalent) maximum magnification. It can focus as close as 12cm at the wide-angle end and 23cm at the telephoto end of the focal range.
Other features include Olympus’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to help reduce ghosting, flare and aberrations.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO price tag is £599.99, with a release date set for late March.