A solidly constructed zoom lens, for confident shooting
The weatherproof construction of this Olympus 12-50mm lens finds it sitting on the front of many Olympus OM-D cameras, due to the confident and free shooting that such a rugged set up allows. Dust and splash-proof, this lens can be taken wherever the road leads you, without you having to worry too much about keeping it out of the elements to be safe from damage.
A versatile zoom range - great for any number of uses
With a 24-100mm equivalent zoom range in 35mm terms, this lens is a great day-to-day lens, where you can leave it on the front of your camera without ever feeling limited. The 12-50mm has proven to be a very popular travel lens, due to its ability to be just as suited to portraits and architecture, as it is to interiors and landscapes.
Movie and stills compatible
The flexibility of this lens goes beyond the zoom range, thanks the the smooth and quiet autofocus that is suitable for both still photography and video shooting. Olympus calls this MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) and this term is proven very accurate when using the 12-50mm lens. The linear motor drive is not only fast and silent, but importantly very accurate, snapping your subjects straight into focus with minimal effort or fuss.
Other Key Features
- Motorized zoom - Smooth in functionality and easy to use, this Motorized zoom allows you to zoom right into your subject without ever taking your eyes away from your camera.
- 5-Blade rounded diaphragm - allows for the creation of beautiful out-of-focus areas, particular popular in portraiture.
- High-performance optical construction featuring Super aspherical, aspherical, ED and HR elements - Excellent image quality, free from imperfections.