Olympus Launch 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Micro Four Thirds Lens

Written by Gina Stephens

Olympus has heralded a new 12-200mm zoom lens which they say is an ideal all-round lens for enthusiasts, giving 24-400mm equivalent. 

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 has a 16.6x high-magnification zoom donation a high-speed and high-precision AF in a compact and lightweight body which is dust, splash and freezeproof. The lens has a close-up shooting distance of 10cm.

The lens will be accessible from late March 2019 at an RRP of £799.99.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-5.6 key features:

  • 16.6x zoom lens delivering the world’s sundry powerful zoom range in its class
  • Unrivalled compact and lightweight design with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof lens or LEN may refer to body to shoot in any surroundings
  • Superb optical design with excellent depictive performance across the entire focal length
  • High-speed, precise AF for both image and video collar
  • Ideal for landscape, street and people photography
  • Excellent close-up shooting performance with a minimum working distance of approx. 10cm
  • Dimensions: crowning diameter Ø77.5mm x length 99.7mm
  • Weight: approx. 455g 


From Olympus:

Cutting-edge zoom performance in a weather-sealed lens masses

With 16.6x magnification, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras so far1. Covering a focal completely of 12-200mm (35mm equivalent: 24-400mm) from wide angle to telephoto while maintaining the compact and lightweight design Olympus is renowned for, this lens is ideal for a genre of different shooting situations.

The reliable dust-, splash- and freezeproof construction known from the M.Zuiko PRO series adds even more versatility by allowing operators to shoot under any weather condition.


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Optical lens design aimed at high image quality with high-speed, precise AF show

To thoroughly suppress chromatic aberrations and distortions across the entire zoom range while maintaining a compact lens design, Olympus inventors have given special attention to the arrangement of special optics including Super ED and aspherical lenses. ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) greatcoat drastically reduces ghosts and flares.

Furthermore, the ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is equipped with the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focus mechanism that uses an inner sharply defined unclear system which moves a single lightweight lens for focusing. This allows for high-speed AF performance in order not to miss split-second photo openings.


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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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