Olympus Introduces M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ

Olympus has recently launched the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, its a new Standard Zoom lens that will be a perfect choice for PEN cameras. The lens comes with a new ultra-smooth, near-silent electromagnetic zoom mechanism which offers the power of lens on its own allows the lens no potentially jerky wrist work required. It makes the lens is easy to recording a great movies for everybody. The lens also adds a variable zoom speed and blazing quick auto focus to support movies and portraits recording, its make the lens is a perfect zoom lens for any shooting. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ also ideal to capture high-quality macros and wide-angle images. It has focal length at 24-100mm with max. angle of view at 84°. This lens will be on sale from end of January 2012, with retail prices of €399. Please go to the Olympus site for more information.


The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ delivers a new level of movie zoom lens by using an electromagnetically powered zoom mechanism which lets you get smoothly and quietly to zoom in and out at a constant rate during the movies recording. Its make the lens is able to reduce the effect camera shake. Combining with Olympus’ proprietary MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) technology, the lens give a high performance to ensures fast and near-silent autofocus including a Linear Motor Drive to make focusing even faster, quieter, and better during record the movies. In addition, the lens use a multilayer coating on all the lenses and two aspherical lenses to correct common zoom aberrations. Its make the lens produces superb image quality.


Focal Length

* Focal length: 12 mm – 50 mm
* Focal length (equiv. 35mm): 24 mm – 100 mm

Lens Construction

* Angle of view: 84 – 24 °
* Closest focusing distance: 0.20 m
* ED lens elements: 1
* HR elements: 1
* Lens mechanism: Inner zoom, inner focus system
* Lens configuration: 10 lenses / 9 groups
* Maximum image magnification: 0.36 x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.72 x (35mm format)
* Minimum field size: 36 x 48 mm


* Maximum aperture: 1:3.5 (wide) / 1:6.3 (tele)
* Minimum aperture: 1:22
* Number of aperture blades: 5


* Dimensions: 57 mm Ø, 83 mm
* Filter diameter: 52 mm
* Weight: 211 g

Lens Constructions and MTF Charts


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