August 28, 2014

High-Grade Snapshot Lens with a Metallic Exterior

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 (Black)
in the M.Zuiko Premium category

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 (black)

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 (Black)

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce the black version of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 large-aperture, wide-angle, single-focal-length interchangeable lens that conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. It is scheduled to go on sale in late September 2014.

A single focal length lens that incorporates the very latest digital optical technologies, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 offers outstanding imaging performance in an exceptionally compact design. With a wide angle of 12mm (equivalent to 24mm on 35mm camera) and a large f2.0 aperture, this highly acclaimed lens is ideal for both indoor and outdoor shooting, capturing the world through the unique and powerful perspective that only a wide-angle lens can provide. Sharp, clear imaging capability is assured throughout the image frame, while fast, quite autofocusing in both movie and still modes is made possible by Olympus's exclusive MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism. Reflecting its superior performance, this lens features a classically elegant design with finely textured metallic exterior.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 was previously on sale in limited quantities as Limited Edition Black Kit in September 2012, but now it will be sold regularly in response to customer desires for black to be added to the standard lineup. To match the color of the lens body, the metallic Lens Hood, LH-48 (black) will also be on sale.

Main Features

  1. Combines compact size and high performance/image quality thanks to the incorporation of the most advanced technologies including a DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens element and ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating.
  2. Elegant design with finely textured metallic exterior and distinctive, classic appearance.
  3. New "snapshot focusing mechanism" to facilitate pan-focus shooting.

Product Summary

Category Product Name MSRP Launch Date
Interchangeable lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 (Black) 95,000 yen(102,600 yen incl. tax) Late September 2014

Main Specifications

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 (black)

Mount standard Micro Four Thirds System standard
Focal length 12 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24mm)
Lens construction 11 elements in 8 groups (1 DSA lens, 1 aspherical lens, 1 Super HR lens, and 1 ED lens, etc.)
Angle of view 84°
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.2m
Maximum image magnification 0.08x (35mm conversion: 0.16x equivalent)
Minimum field size 216 x 162mm
Number of aperture blades 7 (circular aperture)
Maximum aperture f2.0
Minimum aperture f22
Filter size φ46 mm
Size (max. diameter x overall length) φ56 x 43 mm
Weight 130g
Bundled items Lens Cap (LC-46), Lens Rear Cap (LR-2), Instruction Manual, Warranty

Separately-sold Related New Products

Metallic Lens Hood LH-48 (black)
This cuts unnecessary light from getting into the lens when shooting in a backlit environment. It is also effective for protecting the lens itself. Furthermore, this metallic lens hood employs a squared design to match the high-quality design of the lens itself.

An image of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 (Black) with the LH-48
An image of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 (Black) with the LH-48

Overview of Related Accessories

Product Name MSRP Launch Date
Metallic Lens Hood, LH-48 (black) 9,500 yen (10,260 yen incl. tax ) Late September 2014
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