Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO Lens Announced

Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens which is the world’s most compact and lightweight high-performance standard zoom lens fixed aperture.

The  premium standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. According to the company the

This is one of the lenses of three that is announced in the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens roadmap. The ultra-compact M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens has a filter size. The lens is remarkably compact; it’s 70mm (2.8″) long and weighs just 254 grams (9 ounces). It is also weather-sealed, to IPX1 standards.

The Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro will be available in April for $649 at AmazonAdoramaB&HPhoto.

The Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO has a total of 12 elements, including HR (high refractive), Super HR, DSA (dual super aspheric), aspherical and ED (extra-low dispersion) glass. A ‘ZERO’ coating reduces flare, ghosting and other aberrations. The lens can focus as close as 12cm (4.7″) and has a maximum magnification of 0.5x.

Hands-on review at Dpreview. For Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens sample images check out Dpreview post.

Check out the Olympus press release for more details with product pictures and price information.  See also the announcement of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Camera.

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