OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4 IS PRO Lens

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Aspherical and Low Dispersion Elements
  • ZERO Coating and Z Coating Nano
  • MSC AF System, Manual Focus Clutch
  • Optical Image Stabilization, Sync IS
  • Programmable L-Fn Function Button
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Description

FEATURES

 

Professional high-magnification zoom

The M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO is a compact zoom lens designed to provide excellent image quality and high-magnification, meeting the demands of professional photographers.

 

Unrivaled mobility

Excellent image quality required by professional photographers is delivered throughout the entire zoom range, from the 24mm[1] wide angle end to the 200mm[1] telephoto end. The performance of two competitor lenses[2] is packed into this one lens, providing outstanding mobility for the photographer. Wide-angle shots, telephoto shots, macro shots, nightscapes, and movies can all be taken with this one lens.

 

Competitor Comparison

Comparison Competitor M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
35mm-equivalent focal length 1. 24mm – 70mm
2. 70mm – 200mm
1. 24mm – 200mm
Maximum aperture f/4.0 f/4.0
Exterior
Weight 1300 g or more (2 lenses combined) 561 g

Optical design that realizes optimal performance and mobility

This lens lavishly uses special lens elements for excellent image quality and high magnification in a compact size.

  1. DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens
  2. Aspherical lens
  3. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens
  4. Super HR (High Refractive Index lens) lens
  5. HR (High Refractive Index) lens
  6. Image stabilising lens
  7. Focus driving lens

 

Excellent image quality

Four aspherical lenses including a DSA lens are effectively placed to suppress aberrations that may occur when zooming. Five ED lenses suppress colour bleeding that tends to occur at the telephoto end, and secure image quality to the very edges of images throughout the entire zoom range.

 

Compact, lightweight package

DSA lenses and Super HR lenses are used to keep the number of lenses in the configuration to a minimum. Also, DSA lenses are made of glass with a higher refractive index than previous products, making the lens more compact.

 

Constant f/4.0 at any focal length

A maximum aperture of f/4.0 is delivered throughout the entire zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto, overturning the conventional wisdom that the telephoto side of a zoom lens is always darker.

 

The MSC mechanism: what makes high-speed, high-precision FAST AF possible

The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism is an advanced inner focusing mechanism providing fast, smooth, quiet, and accurate auto-focusing. It is made possible by Olympus high-precision lens fabrication technology which makes the focusing lenses lighter. This not only contributes to the speed and precision of focusing, but also to keeping the lens compact. With Face Detection AF and Eye Detection AF available on Olympus interchangeable cameras, auto-focusing is taken to another level.

 

Z Coating Nano helps produce clear images

The new Z Coating Nano technology is used on this lens to thoroughly suppress ghosts and flares, providing the photographer with sharp, clear images. By coating the lens surface with a layer of nanoscale-size particles filled with air, a coating layer with a similar refractive index as air is achieved, for reduced surface reflection.

  1. Air
  2. Nanoparticles
  3. Incident light
  4. Reflected light
  5. Vapor deposit film
  6. Lens

 

Compatible with 5-axis Sync IS

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO includes an in-lens image stabilisation system, which, when combined with the Olympus camera[3] in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, makes 5-axis Sync IS possible.

 

World’s most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops

5-axis sync IS achieves 6.5 shutter speed stops[3] of stabilisation performance. On its own, the lens achieves 5 shutter speed stops[4]of stabilisation performance.

 

Record videos with minimal shake

Using 5-axis Sync IS makes it possible to suppress shaking that tends to occur when recording videos.

 

1.5-cm working distance for fantastic close-ups

Despite being a high-magnification zoom lens, it possesses incredible close-up shooting capabilities with a working distance of 1.5 cm.

Angle of view Working distance Closest focusing distance Shooting magnification (35mm-equivalent in parentheses)
Wide angle 1.5 cm 15 cm 0.30x (0.60x)
Telephoto 27 cm 45 cm 0.21x (0.42x)

Reliable dustproof and splashproof construction

Hermetic sealing in 12 locations protects against ingress of dust and water droplets, making it possible to shoot in any situation without worry.

 

Renowned quality and operability of the PRO lens series

The Olympus PRO lens series features both superb design and controls.

 

Elegant design

The exterior of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO provides a premium feel that only a metal-bodied lens can provide.

 

Superb controls

  1. Manual Focus Clutch mechanism
  2. IS switch
  3. L-Fn button

 

Manual Focus Clutch mechanism

The MF (manual focus) Clutch provides instant switching between auto and manual focusing. Simply pull the focus ring toward you to switch from autofocus to manual focus to shoot at your desired focus distance.

 

IS (lens image stabilisation) switch

This lets you instantly turn image stabilisation on or off.

 

L-Fn button

On the lens barrel is a customisable button to which a function of your choice can be assigned, via the camera. Once assigned, a simple push of this button will activate and deactivate your function of choice.

 

Separately available lens accessories

LH-76B Lens Hood

Lens hood designed for use with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens. The hood release lock prevents unintentional removal.

 

LSC-0914 Lens Case

Lens case designed for storing the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens.

 

LC-72C Lens Cap

Lens cap for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens.

 

ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO Protection Filter

This protective filter is treated with ZERO Coating, the edges of the glass are painted black, and a satin glare-reducing black alumite aluminum frame are used all to prevent ghosts and flaring which often occur as a result of reflections.

  • 1. 35mm equivalent
  • 2. Full-frame SLR at maximum aperture of f/4.0.
  • 3. According to CIPA standards. When yaw and pitch is applied to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens attached, with half-press IS set to Off, and focal length set to 100 mm. (as of September 2016).
  • 4. According to CIPA standards. When yaw and pitch is applied to an OM-D with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens attached, with camera body IS set to Off, half-press IS set to Off, and focal length set to 100 mm.
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  • Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Focal Length 12-100mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24-200mm)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups (1 DSA lens, 3 Aspherical lenses, 5 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 1 HR lens)
Splashproofing Dustproof and splashproof contsruction
Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 84 degrees (wide) – 12 degrees (tele)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.15m (wide) / 0.45m (tele)
Maximum Image Magnification 0.3 x (wide) / 0.21 x (tele)
35mm Equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.6x (wide) / 0.42x (tele)
Minimum Field Size 57.7 x 43.3 mm (wide) / 82.4 x 61.9 mm (tele)
Number of Blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens IS Mechanism VCM
IS Performance 5-axis Sync IS: 6.5 stops
(As of September 2016. According to CIPA standards. When attached to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with yaw and pitch applied to the camera, half-press IS set to Off, and focal length set to 100mm)
Lens IS: 5 stops
(When focal length is set to 100mm)
Filter Size Diameter: 72 mm
Dimensions Ø77.5 x 116.5 mm
Weight 561 g
Box Contents LH-76B Lens Hood, LC-72C Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, LSC-0914 Lens Case, instruction manual, warranty card

Depth of field

When focusing on a subject, there is an area behind and in front of the focused point that is also in focus. This area is called depth of field. The amount of area behind a focused point will always be greater than the area in front of the focused point regardless of aperture. Depth of field becomes deeper when the focal length is short (wide-angle lens), the focusing distance is long, and aperture is small.

Depth of field tables (wide-end focal length : 12mm)

Columns : aperture values / Rows: focusing distance (m) [1]

0.15 0.2 0.3 0.45 0.7 1 2 3 5
4.0 0.149 to 0.151 0.196 to 0.204 0.285 to 0.318 0.405 to 0.512 0.576 to 0.913 0.746 to 1.590 1.135 to 12.24 1.372 to ∞ 1.647 to ∞ 2.354 to ∞
5.6 0.149 to 0.151 0.195 to 0.206 0.279 to 0.326 0.390 to 0.542 0.541 to 1.043 0.683 to 2.101 0.980 to ∞ 1.146 to ∞ 1.324 to ∞ 1.727 to ∞
8 0.148 to 0.152 0.193 to 0.208 0.272 to 0.339 0.371 to 0.597 0.498 to 1.338 0.609 to 4.183 0.821 to ∞ 0.928 to ∞ 1.036 to ∞ 1.254 to ∞
11 0.148 to 0.152 0.190 to 0.212 0.263 to 0.360 0.348 to 0.703 0.450 to 2.337 0.532 to ∞ 0.675 to ∞ 0.741 to ∞ 0.803 to ∞ 0.919 to ∞
16 0.147 to 0.153 0.187 to 0.218 0.252 to 0.398 0.322 to 0.966 0.399 to ∞ 0.457 to ∞ 0.548 to ∞ 0.586 to ∞ 0.621 to ∞ 0.682 to ∞
22 0.146 to 0.155 0.183 to 0.228 0.238 to 0.477 0.293 to 2.413 0.348 to ∞ 0.387 to ∞ 0.442 to ∞ 0.464 to ∞ 0.483 to ∞ 0.514 to ∞

Depth of field tables (middle focal length : 35mm)

Columns : aperture values / Rows: focusing distance (m) [1]

0.30 0.45 0.5 0.7 0.8 1 2 3 5
4.0 0.297 to 0.303 0.442 to 0.458 0.490 to 0.510 0.679 to 0.723 0.772 to 0.831 0.954 to 1.051 1.811 to 2.236 2.585 to 3.581 3.926 to 6.908 17.70 to ∞
5.6 0.296 to 0.304 0.439 to 0.461 0.486 to 0.514 0.671 to 0.732 0.761 to 0.843 0.938 to 1.072 1.748 to 2.342 2.454 to 3.873 3.626 to 8.116 12.78 to ∞
8 0.295 to 0.306 0.435 to 0.466 0.481 to 0.521 0.660 to 0.746 0.746 to 0.863 0.914 to 1.105 1.662 to 2.523 2.284 to 4.409 3.259 to 10.97 9.068 to ∞
11 0.293 to 0.308 0.430 to 0.473 0.474 to 0.530 0.645 to 0.767 0.727 to 0.892 0.883 to 1.156 1.554 to 2.834 2.080 to 5.493 2.853 to 22.01 6.439 to ∞
16 0.290 to 0.312 0.422 to 0.484 0.464 to 0.544 0.625 to 0.800 0.700 to 0.938 0.843 to 1.238 1.425 to 3.440 1.850 to 8.451 2.429 to ∞ 4.576 to ∞
22 0.286 to 0.317 0.411 to 0.499 0.451 to 0.565 0.599 to 0.851 0.667 to 1.012 0.793 to 1.377 1.277 to 4.956 1.602 to 37.21 2.011 to ∞ 3.260 to ∞

Depth of field tables (tele-end focal length : 100mm)

Columns : aperture values / Rows: focusing distance (m) [1]

0.45 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 1 2 3 5
4.0 0.448 to 0.452 0.498 to 0.502 0.597 to 0.603 0.696 to 0.704 0.795 to 0.805 0.993 to 1.008 1.971 to 2.029 2.937 to 3.066 4.828 to 5.185 141.2 to ∞
5.6 0.448 to 0.452 0.497 to 0.503 0.596 to 0.604 0.695 to 0.705 0.794 to 0.807 0.990 to 1.010 1.961 to 2.041 2.913 to 3.092 4.765 to 5.260 101.8 to ∞
8 0.447 to 0.453 0.496 to 0.504 0.595 to 0.605 0.693 to 0.707 0.791 to 0.809 0.986 to 1.015 1.945 to 2.058 2.879 to 3.132 4.674 to 5.375 72.05 to ∞
11 0.446 to 0.454 0.495 to 0.505 0.593 to 0.608 0.690 to 0.710 0.787 to 0.813 0.980 to 1.021 1.924 to 2.083 2.832 to 3.190 4.551 to 5.548 50.97 to ∞
16 0.444 to 0.456 0.493 to 0.508 0.590 to 0.611 0.686 to 0.715 0.782 to 0.819 0.972 to 1.029 1.894 to 2.119 2.768 to 3.276 4.388 to 5.812 36.04 to ∞
22 0.442 to 0.459 0.490 to 0.511 0.586 to 0.615 0.681 to 0.721 0.775 to 0.827 0.961 to 1.042 1.853 to 2.173 2.682 to 3.405 4.177 to 6.231 25.489 to ∞
  • 1 The diameter of the permissible circle of confusion is 1/60mm.

 

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