OM Digital Options unveils ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II, 40-150mm F4 PRO lenses: Digital Images Evaluate

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Alongside the discharge of its OM-1 Micro 4 Thirds digicam, OM Digital Options has additionally launched two new OM System Micro 4 Thirds lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO.

Beginning with the similarities between the 2 lenses, each are dust- and splash-proof, rated at IP53, and can function in temperatures as little as -10ºC (14ºF). Each lenses function a fluorine coating on the entrance aspect, a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a most F22 aperture, a 62mm entrance filter thread and autofocus for each lenses is pushed by quiet stepper motors that carries over the Olympus-era ‘Film and Nonetheless Appropriate (MSC)’ branding.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II

The 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II is an up to date model of the unique 2013 lens. It options improved sealing, taking it as much as the IP53 customary and provides fluorine coating to maintain water and grime off the entrance aspect.

The optical system is unchanged, comprising 14 components in 9 teams, together with one Further-low Dispersion Aspherical (EDA) aspect, two aspherical components, one Twin Tremendous Aspherical (DSA) aspect, two Further-low Dispersion (ED) aspect and one Excessive-Definition (HD) aspect. It encompasses a minimal focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) and measures 67mm (2.6”) diameter, 84mm (3.3”) lengthy and weighs 382g (13.5oz) with out the lens caps or hood.

Olympus says the addition of ZERO (Zuiko Further-low Reflection Optical) Coating will higher remove ghosting and flares and will enhance picture high quality in backlit circumstances.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO

The 40–150mm F4.0 PRO is a totally new design, constructed of 15 components in 9 teams. It consists of two Further-low dispersion (ED) components, one Tremendous ED aspect, one Excessive Refractive (HR) aspect and two aspherical components. The lens delivers a minimal focusing distance of 70cm (27.6”) and measures 69mm (2.72″) diameter, 99mm (3.9″) lengthy and weighs the identical 382g (13.5oz) because the 12-40mm, with out the lens caps or hood.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO are anticipated to be out there early March 2022 for $1,000 USD / $1,299 CAD and $900 USD / $1,150 CAD, respectively. Each lenses include a entrance and rear lens cap in addition to a lens hood, material carrying case, instruction handbook and guarantee card.

Press releases:

Introducing A “New Basic” Normal Zoom Lens and the World’s Most Compact, Light-weight1 Telephoto Zoom Lens

Obtainable with each lenses

Dependable weather-resistant efficiency for stress-free capturing even in punishing environments

Superior IP53 dustproof and splashproof efficiency, and freezeproof efficiency to 14°F Each lenses clear the IPX3 and better splashproof assessments, far exceeding the traditional IPX1 score, in addition to dustproof assessments. Each function IP53 dustproof and splashproof efficiency for peace of thoughts in much more punishing circumstances. They will additionally perform in low-temperature environments all the way down to 14°F, and pairing these lenses with a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof digicam physique makes it potential to proceed capturing in punishing environments comparable to rain, snow, and even dusty environments with peace of thoughts.

Fluorine coating added

Along with water, oil, and mud repellent efficiency, the fluorine coating on the front-most lens reduces friction. Each lenses can simply be cleaned with a blower or material when soiled, permitting customers to proceed capturing instantly.

MAIN FEATURES: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II

Additional improved excessive picture high quality and a compact, light-weight design in a regular zoom lens with a set most aperture of F2.8

Optical design with 14 components in 9 teams for glorious decision throughout your complete zoom vary

This mannequin makes use of an optical design with 14 components in 9 teams (one EDA lens, two aspherical lenses, one DSA lens, two ED lenses, one HD lens, two HR lenses) with 4 aspherical lenses together with a DSA lens successfully positioned to attain a compact, light-weight kind and superior depictive efficiency anticipated of an M.Zuiko PRO lens. Successfully compensating for aberrations that happen when zooming, ends in excessive decision from the middle to the perimeters of the body throughout your complete zoom vary, from wide-angle 24mm equal to mid-telephoto 80mm equal1. This high-performance lens absolutely makes use of the excessive picture high quality efficiency of the digicam physique when utilizing Excessive Res Shot mode.

Clearer, sharper imaging than ever earlier than

The newest manufacturing strategies suppress floor scattering on aspherical lenses, considerably decreasing flares in comparison with typical merchandise, leading to clearer depictive efficiency. Optimum placement of coating, together with ZERO (Zuiko Further-low Reflection Optical) coating, improves resistance in backlit conditions.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY:

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II

$999.99 USD; $1,299.99 CAD

Availability date: Early March 2022

BUNDLED ACCESSORIES:

LH-66D Lens Hood

This lens hood is designed solely for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II. It reduces undesirable mild coming into the lens in backlit scenes and protects the lens.

MAIN FEATURES: M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO

The world’s most compact, light-weight1 and excessive picture high quality telephoto zoom lens

Wonderful decision throughout your complete zoom vary from 80mm to 300mm [full-frame equiv.]

This lens makes use of the identical basic construction because the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, which is well-known for its excessive decision, and incorporates an optical design with 15 components in 9 teams (two ED lenses, one Tremendous ED lens, one HR lens and two aspherical lenses). An efficient structure of particular lenses helps to totally suppress chromatic aberration, which tends to happen with telephoto lenses, and delivers high-resolution imaging from the utmost aperture worth throughout your complete zoom vary and body whereas sustaining a compact and light-weight kind. The lens additionally options ZERO (Zuiko Further-low Reflection Optical) coating, totally eliminating ghosts and flares for clear depictive efficiency even in tough circumstances comparable to backlit scenes. This high-performance lens absolutely makes use of the excessive picture high quality efficiency of the digicam physique even when utilizing Excessive Res Shot mode.

The world’s most compact, light-weight mannequin1 delivers unequalled portability, and an interior zoom system improves usability

A retracting mechanism makes this the world’s most compact, light-weight mannequin as a set aperture worth, 300mm equal (35mm equal) telephoto zoom lens, measuring roughly 99.4 mm lengthy (124 mm lengthy when in use) and weighing roughly 382 g, making it amazingly compact and light-weight. The lens was designed with a give attention to ease of use when capturing and is provided with a mechanism that makes it potential to retract and retailer the lens just by turning the zoom ring. It additionally makes use of an interior zoom system that retains the lens size the identical throughout your complete focal size, suppressing heart of gravity adjustments whereas zooming. Utilizing compact, light-weight lenses within the entrance drastically reduces the sensation of heaviness, eliminating the lengthy lens barrel and weight on the entrance of the lens, which is widespread to telephoto lenses, making capturing simpler and extra well-balanced.

Closest focusing distance of 70 cm (in any respect focal distances), and macro capabilities with a most picture magnification of 0.41x2

This mannequin encompasses a closest focusing distance of 70 cm throughout your complete zoom vary, identical to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. On the telephoto finish, close-up capturing is feasible as much as a most picture magnification of 0.41x. Regardless of being a telephoto zoom, this lens additionally possesses superior close-up capturing efficiency for a variety of functions. Focus Stacking3 can also be supported, which captures a number of pictures at totally different focal positions, after which mechanically composites the shot. When paired with a suitable digicam, this mode permits you are taking macro photographs which are utterly in focus from the entrance to the again of the picture.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY:

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO

$899.99 USD; $1,149.99 CAD

Availability date: Early March 2022

BUNDLED ACCESSORIES:

LH-66E Lens Hood

This lens hood is particularly designed for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO. It reduces undesirable mild coming into the lens in backlit scenes and protects the lens.

LC-62G Lens Cap

Footnotes

1. As of February 15, 2022. The world’s most compact, light-weight mannequin as a set aperture, 300mm equal (35mm equal) telephoto zoom lens. Our in-house analysis.
2. 35mm equal.
3. The digicam firmware could should be up to date to make use of this function. See the web site for info on supported cameras and firmware variations.

OM System 12-40mm PRO II, 40-150mm F4.0 PRO Specs

 OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO IIOM System 40-150mm F4.0 PRO
Principal specs
Lens kindZoom lens
Max Format dimensionFourThirds
Focal size12–40 mm40–150 mm
Picture stabilizationNo
Lens mountMicro 4 Thirds
Aperture
Most apertureF2.8F4
Minimal apertureF22
Aperture ringNo
Variety of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesRound diaphragm
Optics
Components1415
Teams9
Particular components / coatings1 aspherical aspect, 1 dual-sided aspherical aspect, 2 ED glass components, 2 HR glass components, 1 EDA glass aspect, 1 HD glass aspect2 ED lens, 1 tremendous ED lens, 1 HR lens, 2 aspherical lens
Focus
Minimal focus0.20 m (7.87)0.70 m (27.56)
Most magnification0.3×0.21×
AutofocusSure
Motor kindStepper motor
Full time handbookSure
Focus techniqueInner
Focus notesHandbook Focus Clutch mechanism
Distance scaleSure
DoF scaleNo
Bodily
Weight382 g (0.84 lb)
Diameter70 mm (2.76)69 mm (2.71)
Size84 mm (3.31)99 mm (3.91)
SealingSure
ColorBlack
Zoom techniqueRotary (extending)
Energy zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread62 mm
Filter notesDoesn’t rotate on focusing
Hood equippedSure
Tripod collarNo
Elective equipmentPRF-ZD62 PRO Safety Filter
LSC-0811 Lens Case
CS-53 Wrapping Fabric
PRF-ZD62 PRO Safety Filter
LSC-0811 Lens Case
Different
NotesThis lens is rated for IP53 dust- and splash-resistance.

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