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Olympus mZD 12-45mm f/4 Pro weatherproof lens

introduction

  • announced Feb 2020
  • a very useful light, compact 24-90mm field of view in 35mm full frame terms

specs

  • MF clutch mechanism as with the Olympus m.ZD 12mm f/2.0 lens but with a neat new trick:
    • if you put the ring in the MF position, set your distance, then push it back to AF and focus, it remembers the MF position. This means you can pull focus instantly between any two distances simply by pulling the ring backwards! Better still, the distance is held regardless of the zoom setting.
    • this is very useful for focus pulling in video mode!
  • image stabiliser is on the Olympus and the newer Panasonic cameras
  • internal focus
  • “ZERO” lens coating
  • linear CD-AF motor
  • MSC silent AF mechanism
  • 7 circular diaphragm blades
  • 58mm filter thread
  • close focus 0.12m giving a maximum magnification ratio of 0.5x (35mm equivalent) across the whole zoom range
  • weatherproof
  • 254g
  • 70mm long
  • $US650
photo/olympusmzd12-45pro.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/13 07:38 by gary1