Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2
Maker Olympus Corporation
Technical data
Type Prime
Focal length 12mm
Focal length (35mm equiv.) 24mm
Aperture (max/min) f/2.0 - 22
Close focus distance 0.2m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification 0.08
Diaphragm blades 7, round
Construction 11 elements in 8 groups
Lens-based stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Max. length 43 mm (1.7 in)
Diameter 56 mm (2.2 in)
Weight 130g (4.6 oz)
Filter diameter Ø46mm
Angle of view
Diagonal 84 deg.
Introduction 2011

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 is a Micro Four Thirds System Prime lens by Olympus Corporation. In the Micro Four Thirds format, it is a wide- or ultra-wide lens.

The lens is focus-by-wire, using the autofocus motor even for manual focus. The motor is quiet, suitable for video use ("MSC"- movie and stills compatible). Unlike other focus-by-wire systems, the lens offers two manual focus modes. In the traditional focus-by-wire mode, the focus mechanism operates the same way as other Micro Four Thirds lenses. The focus ring can be moved to engage a "snap focus" mode, which displays a distance scale for zone focusing, and provides a feel similar to mechanical focus systems. The "snap focus" mode makes this the first auto-focus capable Micro Four Thirds lens with a distance scale. The front element does not rotate, allowing the consistent use of polarized filters; a 46mm filter thread lets users share filters with many of Panasonic's lenses.

Early reviews are positive, with good sharpness and build quality.[1][2][3]

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