Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Black Lens
The technical details behind this lens
This wide-to-portrait-length lens is compatible with micro four-thirds mirrorless cameras. Known for its flexible zoom covering an extensive focal length range, the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Black Lens is well-suited for different photographic applications. The impressive lens design features a variety of special elements, incorporated to deliver bright and vivid imagery.
Each of these elements is coated with Olympus’s proclaimed ZERO coating, which further contributes to improving image quality in diverse lighting conditions. Every feature of this lens is built to deliver picture-perfect image quality, making it extremely popular amongst photographers (both beginner and professionals) across the world
Top three reasons we think you will love this camera
- The bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture allows the lens to perform exceptionally well even in low lit shooting conditions, providing selective focus control throughout the zoom range. This feature ensures you have an effortless shooting experience in bright as well as low light shooting scenes.
- The layout of this 12-100mm lens is simple, easy to understand and intuitive. The lens is perfect for beginners, who are still learning the tricks of the photography trade, thanks to its quickly accessible and understandable controls.
- This lens model from Olympus has a dust, freeze and drip-proof design, making it the perfect companion for your outdoor, adventurous photography expeditions.
Sharp and True Imaging
With a lens construction of fourteen elements in nine groups, the lens offers an aperture range spanning from f/2.8 to f/22. This zoom lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.3x and a minimum focusing distance of 20cm. These features make this lens perfect for macro photography.
Adding to this, the lens also flaunts a bunch of special elements – one ED element, two aspherical elements, one DSA element, two extra-low dispersion elements, one HD element and finally one high-refractive element. Working in sync with each other, each of these elements delivers what the lens promises – picture-perfect imagery with accurate colour rendering. The ZERO coating applied to each of the lens elements cuts down the effects of lens flare and ghosting, further enhancing the image quality.
The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Black Lens is known for its quick, accurate and precise autofocusing system. The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications, contributing to the smooth, silent and fast autofocusing system.
You also have the manual focus clutch, which is a unique, interesting feature of this lens. It allows you to quickly access the focusing ring and pull it into place, offering direct and intuitive focus control.
Our expert's opinion
The features this lens offers makes it well-suited for different photography genres. Shooting in different lighting conditions, whether high or low, does not impact the imagery delivered by this flexible zoom lens. In every shooting scenario, the lens performs just as well, resulting in consistent, bright and clear image and video quality. Olympus doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its impressive lens range, and this lens simply affirms the fact. A great, budget-friendly lens, the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Black Lens is definitely a great value addition to your photography kit.