Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 12-100mm F4.0 Black Lens

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The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO zoom lens was designed and developed to provide excellent image quality and high magnification, all in a compact size. When combined with a Sync-IS-compatible camera, 5-axis Sync IS can be utilized, delivering the world's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops.[1] This is a professional high-magnification zoom lens that truly meets the demands of professional photographers.

Professional high-magnification zoom
Unrivaled mobility
Excellent image quality and high magnification in a compact size
A fast, constant f/4.0 aperture throughout the entire zoom range
MSC mechanism for high-speed, high-precision FAST AF
Lens coating that keeps images clear
Compatible with 5-axis Sync IS
World's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops[1]
Allows recordng video with minimal shake
1.5-cm working distance for fantastic close-ups
Reliable dustproof and splashproof construction
Renowned quality and operability of the PRO series
Separately available lens accessories

The M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO is a compact zoom lens designed to provide excellent image quality and high-magnification, meeting the demands of professional photographers.
Unrivaled mobility
Excellent image quality required by professional photographers is delivered throughout the entire zoom range, from the 24mm[1] wide angle end to the 200mm[1] telephoto end. The performance of two competitor lenses[2] is packed into this one lens, providing outstanding mobility for the photographer. Wide-angle shots, telephoto shots, macro shots, nightscapes, and movies can all be taken with this one lens.
Competitor Comparison
Comparison
Competitor
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
35mm-equivalent focal length
1. 24mm - 70mm
2. 70mm - 200mm
1. 24mm - 200mm
Maximum aperture
f/4.0
f/4.0
Exterior


Weight
1300 g or more (2 lenses combined)
561 g
Optical design that realizes optimal performance and mobility

This lens lavishly uses special lens elements for excellent image quality and high magnification in a compact size.

DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens
Aspherical lens
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens
Super HR (High Refractive Index lens) lens
HR (High Refractive Index) lens
Image stabilising lens
Focus driving lens
Excellent image quality
Four aspherical lenses including a DSA lens are effectively placed to suppress aberrations that may occur when zooming. Five ED lenses suppress colour bleeding that tends to occur at the telephoto end, and secure image quality to the very edges of images throughout the entire zoom range.
Compact, lightweight package
DSA lenses and Super HR lenses are used to keep the number of lenses in the configuration to a minimum. Also, DSA lenses are made of glass with a higher refractive index than previous products, making the lens more compact.
Constant f/4.0 at any focal length
A maximum aperture of f/4.0 is delivered throughout the entire zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto, overturning the conventional wisdom that the telephoto side of a zoom lens is always darker.
The MSC mechanism: what makes high-speed, high-precision FAST AF possible
The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism is an advanced inner focusing mechanism providing fast, smooth, quiet, and accurate auto-focusing. It is made possible by Olympus high-precision lens fabrication technology which makes the focusing lenses lighter. This not only contributes to the speed and precision of focusing, but also to keeping the lens compact. With Face Detection AF and Eye Detection AF available on Olympus interchangeable cameras, auto-focusing is taken to another level.
Z Coating Nano helps produce clear images

The new Z Coating Nano technology is used on this lens to thoroughly suppress ghosts and flares, providing the photographer with sharp, clear images. By coating the lens surface with a layer of nanoscale-size particles filled with air, a coating layer with a similar refractive index as air is achieved, for reduced surface reflection.

Air
Nanoparticles
Incident light
Reflected light
Vapor deposit film
Lens
Compatible with 5-axis Sync IS
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO includes an in-lens image stabilisation system, which, when combined with the Olympus camera[3] in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, makes 5-axis Sync IS possible.
World's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops

5-axis sync IS achieves 6.5 shutter speed stops[3] of stabilisation performance. On its own, the lens achieves 5 shutter speed stops[4]of stabilisation performance.
Record videos with minimal shake
Using 5-axis Sync IS makes it possible to suppress shaking that tends to occur when recording videos.
1.5-cm working distance for fantastic close-ups
Despite being a high-magnification zoom lens, it possesses incredible close-up shooting capabilities with a working distance of 1.5 cm.

 Angle of view
Working distance
Closest focusing distance
Shooting magnification (35mm-equivalent in parentheses)
Wide angle
1.5 cm
15 cm
0.30x (0.60x)
Telephoto
27 cm
45 cm
0.21x (0.42x)

Reliable dustproof and splashproof construction

Hermetic sealing in 12 locations protects against ingress of dust and water droplets, making it possible to shoot in any situation without worry.
Renowned quality and operability of the PRO lens series
The Olympus PRO lens series features both superb design and controls.
Elegant design

The exterior of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO provides a premium feel that only a metal-bodied lens can provide.
Superb controls
 
Manual Focus Clutch mechanism
IS switch
L-Fn button
Manual Focus Clutch mechanism
The MF (manual focus) Clutch provides instant switching between auto and manual focusing. Simply pull the focus ring toward you to switch from autofocus to manual focus to shoot at your desired focus distance.
IS (lens image stabilisation) switch
This lets you instantly turn image stabilisation on or off.
L-Fn button
On the lens barrel is a customisable button to which a function of your choice can be assigned, via the camera. Once assigned, a simple push of this button will activate and deactivate your function of choice.

Focal Length 12-100mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 24-200mm)
Lens Construction
17 Elements in 11 Groups (1 DSA lens, 3 Aspherical lenses, 5 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 1 HR lens)
Lens construction diagram
MTF chart
Splashproofing Dustproof and splashproof construction
Focusing System High-speed imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 84 degrees (wide) - 12 degrees (tele)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.15m (wide) / 0.45m (tele)
Maximum Image Magnification 0.15m (wide) / 0.45m (tele)
35mm Equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.6x (wide) / 0.42x (tele)
Minimum Field Size 57.7 x 43.3 mm (wide) / 82.4 x 61.9 mm (tele)
Number of Blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens IS Mechanism VCM
IS Performance 5-axis Sync IS: 6.5 stops
(As of September 2016. According to CIPA standards. When attached to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with yaw and pitch applied to the camera, half-press IS set to Off, and focal length set to 100mm)
Lens IS: 5 stops
(When focal length is set to 100mm)
Filter size Diameter: 72 mm
Lens hood Screw-on type
Dimensions Ø77.5 x 116.5 mm
Weight 561 g
Box Contents LH-76B Lens Hood, LC-72C Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, LSC-0914 Lens Case, instruction manual, warranty card

 

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