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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD : Specifications and Opinions


Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD

The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD is a standard lens for 4/3, manufactured from 2007 to 2017 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), the image stabilization is done by the camera.. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1097 €;
15 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

4/3 reflex: this lens is compatible with reflex 4/3 (discontinued).



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   12-60 mm
 Angle of view   83.4 - 20.2°  (equivalent to a 24-121mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   4/3
 Max. aperture   f/2.8-4.0
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   14 elements in 10 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.25 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.28x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   No, but most cameras of this brand have built-in stabilization
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   72 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   575 g
 Dimensions   80 x 99 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on March 21, 2019

Pros: Sharpness, brightness, AF speed, 24-120 equivalent

Cons: Resistance to flare, distortion, weight

Opinion: I State that I use this fantastic lens on E-M1 with adaptor. A true PRO lens; Bright, sharp, with an ideal focal length (24-120) and a very fast autofocus. I Often think of buying a 12-40 pro, but I have a feeling that the equivalent 120mm I would miss too... OF course the lens is not light and on an M4/3 body It is a bit disproportionate, but the files pay off. Between the negative sides, in addition to the weight, the distortion at 12mm (despite the lens profile applied by the machine) and flare, but for the price that is found in the used (about €200) remains, in my opinion, a lens with excellent value for money.

avatarjunior
sent on July 26, 2015

Pros: sharpness, brightness, beautiful color, durability and weather sealing, one cut perfect optical (12-60).

Cons: no defects except the price worth every euro.

Opinion: a view not to be forgotten, hard to find something more powerful. The use of this objective will please those looking for perfection. Once inserted in the camera will be difficult remove and replace with another goal, I use it with micro 4/3 adapter on a M5 and I'm really satisfied with his functioning.

avatarjunior
sent on March 21, 2012

Pros: The purpose of professional quality, dust-proof and splash. Very rugged and accurate built with quality materials. Weight. Very good optical quality, bright lens and MAF fast. Fair price.

Cons: Nothing to report except the size and weight, which although not excessive when compared to the brightness and class of the product, we do not recommend using with the entry level bodies.

Opinion: Subject raccomandabilissimo for those with the machine body proper (E-3, E-5 and E-30) to have an excellent balance, but sometimes personally use it in case of need and without any problem even with an E-520. It 'pretty much the handyman professional class of Holiday Olympus to meet the average 80-90 per cent of the general photographic needs. It is distinguished by the excellent optical performance already at room temperature, is at the center than at the edges and almost the entire range of focal lengths, that saves a slight (but physiological and correctable via SW in pp) 12 mm distortion that fades immediately and almost entirely already at 13-14 mm. Very good resistance to flare, excellent MAF minimum distance of just 25 cm at maximum LF 120 mm equivalent to almost one macro. Note that the front lens does not rotate during zooming which allows to use in an optimal manner possible filters and / or polarizers.

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