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Olympus lens review: M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Having already given you a taster of the new Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens, we thought you might want to see how it performs when given more time to explore all its features because last time it was rushed. As always, the new Pro lens has been mounted to the new OMD EM1, which is weather-resistant to help improve the overall experience.

The Olympus lens review of the new M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO covers all you need to know because the video was created by Blunty. We first get an intro about the lens, which as some of you already know is the first Pro lens from Olympus and has a 12-40mm constant aperture f/2.8 zoom.

Even though this is just the first in a new line of Pro lenses from Olympus, Blunty suggests it could be the one that lives on the OMD EM1 most or all of the time because it is so flexible.

The new Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens in all its glory
The new Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens in all its glory

It is clear to see there are many things to like about the new lens, such as the snap focus, although this is not a new feature for Olympus lenses. This allows you to take more control over your images because the manual focus is so easy to use.

The video review also looks at how the lens has been built for pro use because of its quality build quality. He also goes over several other aspects, but what we are more interested in are the results.

The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens review results are impressive. Questions have been asked as to why someone would want this lens instead of a pair of primes, and Blunty said there are many reasons, such as connivance, speed, weather-sealed and much more. Watch the rest of the video and make your own mind up.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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