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Olympus - M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds-Format Cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for photo and narrative film

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    Luis
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    I opted for this lens over the Panasonic 12-35 for my G7 for a few reasons. 1. The manual focus clutch. I do some narrative work that benefits from repeatable manual focus pulls. 2. It’s not much, but it’s slightly longer at 40mm vs 35 on the Panasonic. 3. (I guess) it has really good close focusing. And the color is amazing. I’ve used it on multicam shoots with other M43 cameras. We had a whole set of Veydra primes available. Both cameras were Panasonic (but different models) and we set color profiles identically between them. I was way happier with my Olympus shots. Skin tones are warmer without pushing into magenta/yellow and the highlights rolled off nicely relative to the kit lens. I’ve also used it on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and it’s been just as good for 1080p. If you own an Olympus body, this is a great lens, as their bodies have IBIS. If you’re a Panasonic shooter and you own an older body w/o IBIS, you will get some shake with video. I had my reasons for this lens on the G7 (which lacks IBIS), so weigh yours out as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast glass with minimal trade offs

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    Zach
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    This is a beautiful lens. I was attracted to this lens from the macro capabilities and the sharpness of the image. The lens represents color the way I prefer it to be, which is a little on the cooler side. The externals feel like the quality you would dream of feeling in premium glass and the switch between manual and autofocus is seamless and ergonomic. I haven't figured out what I want to program the function key to do yet on the lens, but it has one and I find that pretty cool. It pairs great with the Panasonic GH4 for video (which is what I use it for primarily) and takes amazing stills. The focal length and constant aperture makes me favor zoom lenses for its versatility. I come from a very heavy prime use background with video and film and this has me thinking about investing in more zooms. I would recommend it to anyone! THE ONLY DOWNSIDE: Autofocus during filming is kind of slow, but I don't use it often anyway since I like to have full manual control over the image for video. That's forgiving for how well the glass performs overall. I give it an A+

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent lens

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    Redwing
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    This lens is sharp across the entire range, rivaling prime lenses in image quality. While not as fast as some primes, the constant F2.8 across the range is helpful for low light shooting, and the weather resistant construction allows shooting in poor weather conditions with an E-M1 camera. The lens has a hefty, high quality feel to it, but it might be too front heavy on smaller micro 4/3 cameras. As this lens does not have stabilization built in, it is more suited to cameras that have in body stabilization. This lens has high enough picture quality, that it has taken the place of two (slightly) faster prime lenses, which are now relegated to niche use only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for enthusiasts and professionals.

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    Csctec1227
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    I bonded with this camera immediately when I removed it from the box. It just feels right. Micro 4-3rds lens are small and portable. Therefore I am able to place the camera and several lens in a small bag without carrying a heavy burden. My back thanks me. Because of the 5 axis stabilization, my hit rate has improved significantly. Paired with fast primes such as the 75mm 1.8, you will get sharp images with bokeh. Although this is a small sensor, you can take beautiful images matching the quality of APS-C cameras with this camera. The weatherproofing is a plus as you are able to take photographs in the rain without worry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great All Round Lens

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    SEOhioPhotog
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    This is the lens that will live on your EM-1 and EM-1 MK2. It's a little wide and a little telephoto. When fitted to the MK2 and used for video, it autofocuses and stabilizes the video and does a great job. Not a lens for a lot of bokeh but enough to create nice separation between your subject and background. I upgraded from the older model of this lens and think it was a worthwhile purchase to gain stabilization and video autofocus. The other lens needed an adapter to work and then does not have a correct back focus. Nice high quality lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    M.Zuiko 12-40mm Pro Lens

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    SatelliteJunkie
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    Excellent lens! I have been wanting one of these for a long time to use with my OMD-EM-1. Was able to catch it on sale for $300.00 off and I jumped at the chance to get it. This will become my go to lens. Nice combination to use as a general purpose camera/lens. I have several M.Zuiko lens but this will become my primary lens for all around shooting. I like to shoot landscapes and the 12-40 is the perfect lens. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a quality Pro lens for all around convenience and picture taking.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great travel lense

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    Chevy
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    I took this as my go to lense for a Viking Cruise down the Danube. Crystal clear photos in all sorts of lighting situations with instant focus inside cathedrals and in the cities in the evening. 12 to 40 zoom range was all I needed for 99% of my photos. It’s nice to have the all metal construction when jumping on and off the crowded busses and subways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp, nicely built lens

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    Dolphotographer
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    I love this lens. I am able to get sharply-focused photos throughout the 12 to 40 mm zoom range. The lens is sturdily built and is weather resistant. The only negative I can think of is that the lens is rather heavy. But the second you pick this thing up to attach it to your camera, you’ll know that you’re holding a quality piece of glass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Vendabal
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    This lens is very good, very well built and holds excellent glass in it. I was a bit skeptical about it because of its size but I think is a trade off for the build quality, the flexibility and the excellent image quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very versatile zoom lens

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    Lakewood1
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    I'm fairly new to olympus products but am very impressed with the quality of this lens. I'm a very picky guy and this product exceeds my expectations and I highly recommend it. You definitely get what you pay for in this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good versatile everyday let s

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    alphayankee
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    Build quality, weight, size were all good. Very well matched to the omd line. Maybe too heavy for the pen series. I had to get my bundle from somewhere else. Bestbuy delayed my omd em2 twice and I couldn't wait anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lense

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    shopsbbuy
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    Just got this lens for my Olympus OMD EM-1. So far, the pictures are better than I expected. My pictures are sharp. I have only used the auto focus so far and have been more than pleased. It was on sale which made it even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    12-40mm f2.8 M-Zuiko 4/3rds lens

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    Robert
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    The M-Zuiko 4-3rds lens 12-40mm f2.8 is the lens to start out with as an all around item to go with the Olympus Pen-F. I am very happy with the two pick, camera and lens for the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Lens for Macro

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    Camille
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    I bought this lens for a few food photography ventures and it is great for macro photography. It is pretty heavy which I don't like, but it comes with the territory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Best Lenses Available for Micro 4/3 Cameras

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    katslod
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    This lens is incredible. Very crisp images & great in low light! An excellent prime lens with very fast glass and autofocus is extremely quick. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Lens

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    Sniper13B
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    This lens came as a bundle with my Olympus camera, & I couldn't be happier. Its takes amazing pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    TomH
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    The Olympus - M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds-Format Cameras - Blackis great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lens

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    jannettj79
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    I bought the lenses before my trip to Hawaii & it took amazing landscape pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Lens

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    Doublewide
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    For Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3. Sharp at all focal lengths and apertures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    Paul
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    Great all around lense. I felt like it gave me a good level of fidelity.

    I would recommend this to a friend