Lenses -> Olympus 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 ZUIKO Digital ED EZ Black Micro Four Thirds Lens
The Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 ZUIKO Digital ED lens is ideal for movies, portraits, high-quality macros and wide landscape shots. This versatile, compact lens comes with a new near silent MSC mechanism to ensure a swift start-up, faster operation and quiet autofocusing, making it perfect for budding movie makers and photographers. The use of an inner zooming system means that there is no variation in overall lens length during zooming, ensuring that stability can be maintained during hand-held shooting. The zooming speed can be switched in three steps according to the rotation angle of the zoom ring. Manual zooming is also available, allowing users to take full control. The lens is equipped with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass and aspherical lens elements to ensure superior sharpness and colour correction by minimising colour aberration.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||9|
|Optical Zoom ||4.17||14.94||29|
|Max Aperture ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Wide ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Tele ||6.3||11.21||34|
|Focal Length Wide ||12 (or 24 in full frame equiv.)||71.46||23|
|Focal Length Tele ||50 (or 100 in full frame equiv.)||57.23||36|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.2m||97.28||15|
|Aperture Blades ||5||12.90||11|
|Sensor Format ||Micro Four Thirds|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Standard Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||Yes|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||52mm|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Micro Four Thirds|
|UK Price ||£252.00 at Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link)|
£279.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)
|US Price ||$175.92 at Amazon.com (affiliate link)||70.65||22|
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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