Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust, splash and freeze proof design, this versatile lens is the perfect companion and ideal for landscape, street and people photography.
Setting new standards among zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5- 6.3 is a 16.6x high-magnification zoom lens that offers a superb optical design with excellent depictive performance across the entire focal length from wide angle to telephoto. Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust, splash and freeze proof design, this versatile lens is the perfect companion and ideal for landscape, street and people photography.
Cutting-edge zoom performance in a weather-sealed lens body
With 16.6x magnification, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras so far. Covering a focal length of 12-200mm (35mm equivalent: 24-400mm) from wide angle to telephoto while maintaining the compact and lightweight design Olympus is renowned for, this lens is ideal for a variety of different shooting situations. The reliable dust-, splash- and freezeproof construction known from the M.Zuiko PRO series adds even more versatility by allowing users to shoot under any weather condition.
Optical lens design aimed at high image quality with high-speed, precise AF performance
To thoroughly suppress chromatic aberrations and distortions across the entire zoom range while maintaining a compact lens design, Olympus engineers have given special attention to the arrangement of special optics including Super ED and aspherical lenses. ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating drastically reduces ghosts and flares. Furthermore, the ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is equipped with the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focus mechanism that uses an inner focus system which moves a single lightweight lens for focusing. This allows for high- speed AF performance in order not to miss split-second photo opportunities.
Dustproof & splashproof construction
The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 goes wherever you go, no matter the weather. When used with a weathersealed OM-D camera body, robust hermetic sealing allows you to shoot in the most challenging conditions like a driving rain storm or a dusty hiking trail. (Please note, this lens is not waterproof).
At just under 4 inches collapsed and weighing just over 1 pound, this lens is truly an engineering marvel. When combined with a weathersealed OM-D body, overall system weight is significantly less than most equivalent mirrorless and SLR systems. You’ll never hesitate to bring the 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens with you, so you’re always ready to capture an amazing shot.
Fast and precise autofocus
The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is equipped with a single, lightweight internal focusing element that allows the lens to focus extraordinarily fast. An MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism means this lens is just as quiet as it is fast, making it an ideal choice for still photographers and video shooters alike.
Excellence in optics
The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3's 16 elements in 11 groups consist of cutting-edge lens elements pioneered by Olympus. Extra-low dispersion glass combined with ZERO Coating keeps aberrations, ghosts and flares to a minimum, while an advanced optical design virtually eliminates breathing, maintaining your angle of view through the entire focusing range.
Close focusing performance
The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 can focus as close as 10cm from the end of the lens at the widest focal length, allowing you to get close to your subject while still showing expansive backgrounds. When shooting at the telephoto end, a 50cm working distance will give you beautifully defocused backgrounds for professional looking portraits.
Focal Length: 12-200mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24-400mm Lens Construction: 16 elements in 11 groups (3 Aspherical lenses, 2 Super ED lenses, 2 ED lenses, 1 Super HR lenses, 2 HR lens) Dust & Drip Proof: Yes Closest Focusing Distance: 0.22 m (wide) / 0.7 m (tele) Maximum Aperture: f3.5 (wide), f6.3(tele) Minimum Aperture: f22