Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens
This 12mm f/2 wide aperture single-focal-length lens delivers crystal-clear images with sharpness throughout the image area. To ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions such as when shooting against the light, the lens surfaces are coated with ZERO Coating, minimising issues with ghosts and flares. The Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating
This coating cuts the reflectance of wavelengths between 450 and 650 nm in half compared to the previous coating technology. As well as offering clear images, this technology also helps maintain the lens’s low reflectivity by preventing scratches and degradation due to the enhanced strength and durability made possible by vacuum deposition. This coating features high transmittance and minimises hard-to-prevent artefacts such as ghosts and flares to ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions, such as when shooting against the light.
Effective under low light conditions. Large bright F2.0 aperture and in-body image stabilisation
Users will enjoy the expanded low-light shooting capability. This is thanks to the wide 12mm angle (equivalent to 24mm of 35mm film camera) and a large aperture of F2.0 as well as the image stabiliser built into the body of all Olympus OM-D and PEN series cameras. Besides typical low-light environments such as dusk or indoors, this lens makes it possible to shoot brilliant wide-angle pictures in locations where a tripod cannot be used as well as in locations where flash use is prohibited (such as zoos).
Equipped with an advanced Snapshot Focus mechanism that lets you shift your focusing point to a specific distance
The lens comes equipped with the Snapshot Focus mechanism, which enables deep-focus shooting (in which both subject and background are focused) by using this feature with an appropriate aperture setting. Sliding the focus ring towards you moves the focusing point to a specific distance, while rotating the focus ring moves the focus distance within the scale range indicated on the lens cylinder.
A compact size that can produce high image quality is thanks to the rational design
A rational lens design of 11 elements in 8 groups enables a compact form and excellent image capture. To ensure clear imaging performance even under unfavourable conditions such as when shooting against the light, the lens surfaces are coated with ZERO Coating, which eliminates previously hard-to-prevent issues with ghosts and flares.
|Focal Length||12mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 24mm)|
|Maximum / Minimum Aperture||F2.0 / F22|
|Lens construction diagram||16 elements in 10 groups (1 aspherical ED lens, 2 aspherical lenses, 1 SED lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 HD lens)|
|Angle of view||84°|
|AF mode||High-speed imager AF (MSC mechanism)|
|Closest focusing distance||0.2m|
|Maximum image magnification||0.08x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.16x)|
|Minimum field size||216 × 162mm|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7 (circular aperture diaphragm)|
|Mount standard||Micro Four Thirds System standard|
|Size: maximum diameter x length||Ø56 x 43mm|