The first high-magnification zoom lens in the M.Zuiko PRO category with powerful image stabilizationM.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO(35mm equivalent: 24-200mm)
September 19, 2016
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent: 24-200mm), scheduled to go on sale in the end of November, 2016. This compact, lightweight, high-performance, high-magnification professional zoom lens features a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°) construction along with an image stabilization mechanism. It conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard and provides amazing mobility. When combined with a compatible camera body, 5-axis sync IS is supported, enabling the world's most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance*1, expanding the range of hand-held shooting scenes.
- 1. Compact, lightweight, high-performance, high-magnification zoom lens with amazing mobility for professionals
- 2. 5-axis sync IS with the world's most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance*1
- 3. Macro capabilities with a closest working distance of 1.5cm and a maximum shooting magnification of 0.6x (35mm equivalent)
|Category||Product Name||MSRP||Planned Launch Date|
|Interchangeable lens||M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO||175,000 yen
(189,000 yen incl. tax)
|End of November, 2016|
*1 As of September 2016. CIPA guideline compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw and pitch). Focal length: 100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm), halfway release image stabilization: OFF, compatible body: OM-D E-M1 Mark II
This high-magnification zoom lens is an addition to the M.Zuiko PRO category, that possesses excellent optical performance, dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) performance, providing excellent image quality in any circumstance. This compact, lightweight, zoom lens cover a focal length that requires two average zoom lenses, while maintaining the widest aperture value of f4 across the entire zoom range. Special lenses such as DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lenses, ED lenses, and Super HR lenses are lavishly used to minimize aberrations and meet the needs of pro photographers with excellent image quality.
The in-body image stabilization and in-lens image stabilization work in concert to form the expanded 5-axis sync IS with the world's most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps*1 of compensation performance.
This lens also boasts excellent close-up shooting properties, making it possible to shoot 1.5 cm away from the end of the lens (closest focusing distance: 15cm), while maintaining a maximum shooting magnification of 0.3x (35mm equivalent: 0.6x) at 12mm wide-angle setting.
It features a compact, dustproof and splashproof construction with excellent mobility and powerful image stabilization for expanded hand-held shooting.
Main Features Details
1. Compact, lightweight, high-performance, high-magnification zoom lens with amazing mobility for professionals
The compact, lightweight high-magnification zoom lens has been added to the high-performance M.Zuiko PRO series in response to demands from pro photographers. Lavish use of special lens elements provides a high magnification factor and excellent resolution packed in a small body.
DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lenses, HR (High Refractive index) lenses, and Super HR (Ultra High Refractive index) lenses are combined to effectively correct aberrations and minimize the number of lenses in the configuration which made the overall length of the lens shorter.
The use of glass materials with a higher refractive index than previously used in the DSA lens has resulted in smaller lens diameter. This makes it possible to build a single lens that covers the focal length of two average f4 zoom lenses.
By using multiple ED lenses, color bleeding that tend to occur on telephoto shooting is thoroughly reduced, maintaining high resolution even up to the edges of images across the entire zoom range.
Z Coating Nano technology is effectively used for sharp, clear image quality, as well as significantly reducing ghosts and flaring in backlit situations and making shooting effective when strong light sources are present in the screen.
2. 5-axis sync IS with the world's most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance*1
The lens is equipped with a built-in image stabilization system for comfortable shooting across the entire high-magnification zoom range. 5-axis sync IS that works together with the camera's in-body 5-axis Image Stabilization achieves the world’s most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance*1 when combined with a compatible camera body.
Because the in-lens image stabilization alone provides 5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance*2, this appealing lens can be used even with other camera bodies not equipped with image stabilization.
3. Macro capabilities with a closest working distance of 1.5cm and a maximum shooting magnification of 0.6x (35mm equivalent)
The closest focusing distance at 12mm wide-angle is 15cm, making it possible to take close-up shots up to 1.5cm away from the end of the lens, and macro shooting capabilities with the maximum shooting magnification of 0.3x (35mm equivalent: 0.6x) open up new possibilities of expression.
The lens design features superb close-up shooting performance even at other focal lengths, with a closest focusing distance of 45cm, a working distance of 27cm, and a maximum shooting magnification of 0.21x (35mm equivalent: 0.42x) at a 100mm telephoto setting (35mm equivalent: 200mm).
*2 CIPA guideline compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw and pitch), focal length: 100mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 200mm).
- The lens features a dustproof and splashproof construction with hermetic sealing in 12 locations. When combined with the dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof body of the OM-D series, it allows you to use the total camera system in a harsh environment.
- The same high-quality metal exterior design of the M.Zuiko PRO series is used on this lens. It is equipped with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism, which makes switching to manual focus possible by pulling the focusing ring toward you. The L-Fn button, which allows you to pause autofocus and assign other camera body custom settings, and the IS switch (ON/OFF) are on the lens barrel.
Lens Cap, LC-72C (bundled)
Lens cap for lenses with a filter diameter of φ72 mm. It can be attached and removed even with the lens hood attached.
Lens Hood, LH-76B (bundled)
Lens hood specifically designed for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO. It reduces unwanted light entering the lens in backlit scenes and also protects the lens. The hood lock button has been improved to prevent unintentional removal.
Lens Case, LSC-0914 (bundled)
A three-layer construction purse-string type lens case which securely protects the lens. The lens can be stored in the case with the lens cap, protection filter, and lens hood (stored) attached to the lens.
Protection Filter, ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO
This is a protection filter for making full use of M.Zuiko PRO lenses. ZERO Coating, which halves reflections compared to the traditional multicoating, the black-edged glass, and a satin, glare reducing black alumite aluminum frame are used. It can also be used on other lenses with a filter diameter of φ72mm.
Sales Outline for Optional Accessories
|Product Name||MSRP||Planned Launch Date|
|Lens Cap, LC-72C||1,500 yen
(1,620 yen incl. tax)
|Lens Hood, LH-76B||5,000 yen
(5,400 yen incl. tax)
|End of November, 2016|
|Lens Case, LSC-0914||3,500 yen
(3,780 yen incl. tax)
|Protection Filter, ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO||8,000 yen
(8,640 yen incl. tax)
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO Specifications
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
|Lens Construction||17 Elements in 11 Groups
(1 DSA lens, 5 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 1 HR lens, 3 Aspherical lens)
|Dust & Splash Proof||Yes|
|Angle of View||84 Degree (Wide) – 12 Degree (Tele)|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.15m (Wide) / 0.45m (Tele)|
|Maximum Image Magnification||0.3x (Wide) / 0.21x (Tele)|
|35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification||0.6x (Wide) / 0.42x (Tele)|
|Minimum Field Size||57.7x43.3 mm (Wide) / 82.4x61.9mm (Tele)|
|Number of Blades||7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)|
|Image Stabiliser||Yes (Type VCM)|
|Effective Compensation Range||Up to 6.5 EV stops* (5‑axis Sync IS)
Up to 5 EV stops (Lens IS)
(* As of September 2016. CIPA guideline compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw and pitch). When halfway release image stabilization is off. Focal length f=100mm. Body: E-M1 Mark II )
|Dimensions||φ77.5 x 116.5mm|
|Box Contents||Lens Cap (LC-72C), Lens Rear Cap (LR-2), Lens Hood (LH-76B), Lens Case (LSC-0914), Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card|
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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