Olympus is one of the big bets of the market of cameras with sensor and mount Micro 4/3. To complete its entire image capture system, the company has an interesting bet of zoom lenses. Today, he presented his most recent member of the M.Zuiko family : Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 .
To support this idea, the objective has more advantages in this field. The first thing is that it is very light and compact compared to other zoom systems. Its body is fully sealed to withstand dust and moisture , which makes it ideal to enter into complicated weather conditions. And, for those interested in making video with this objective, the optical system has the technology of fixed compatibility and film, which allows a fast, silent and smooth autofocus system.
At the construction level, the lens has the ZERO lens coverage technology , which allows drastically reducing distortions and ghosting in the image, to produce higher resolution quality photographs. It has an electronic diaphragm of seven blades with maximum opening range of F3.5 in 12mm and 6.3 in 200mm; and minimum opening of F22.
It has a minimum focus distance of 22cm, with zoom magnification of 0.46x. It consists of 16 elements divided into 11 groups , three aspherical and seven dedicated to the reduction of refraction and distortion. It has a weight of only 455 grams and dimensions of 100 mm in length and 78 mm in diameter.
The objective will reach the market at the end of March of this year. For the European market, its suggested launch price is 899 euros . Olympus reminds users that this goal has its six-month extended warranty when registering it on the company’s website.