Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is a new super-telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens features a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-400mm for a 16.6x zoom, the highest magnification available for mirrorless cameras.
The lens is not a “PRO” but the company claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.
Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.
The US price of the Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens is $900, pre-orders: B&H
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens specifications
|Focal Length||12 to 200mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 to 400 mm
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 to 6.3|
|Camera Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Minimum Focus Distance||8.66″ / 22 cm|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:2.25|
|Optical Design||16 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Filter Thread||Front: 72 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||3.05 x 3.93″ / 77.5 x 99.7 mm|
|Weight||1.00 lb / 455 g|
Separately Available Accessories
LC-72C Lens Cap: Equipped with a 72mm filter diameter that can be attached and removed without the need to remove the lens hood.
LH-76B Lens Hood: Protects the lens and reduces unnecessary light entering the lens when shooting in backlit conditions.
LSC-0914 Lens Case: A pouch-style lens case that protects lenses with three-layer construction. Lenses can be stored with the lens cap, protection filter and lens hoot (stored) attached.
ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO Protection Filter: A lens filter equipped with ZERO coating and blackened glass edges, used to suppress flares and ghosting caused by reflections. The frame consists of a satin finish black aluminum. This filter is also compatible with other lenses of a 72mm filter diameter.
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U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens has an expected availability of late March 2019 with suggested retail pricing of $899.99 (USD) and $1,149.99 (CAD). The LC-72C Lens Cap will retail for $14.99 (USD & CAD). The LH-76B Lens Hood will retail for $49.99 (USD) and $64.99 (CAD). The LSC-0914 Lens Case will retail for $31.99 (USD & CAD). The ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO Protection Filter will retail for $79.99 (USD & CAD).
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