24–120mm equivalent, this lens may be in the standard zoom category, but there’s nothing standard about it. Exemplary optics, tight close focusing (8.5 in.), and quick, quiet AF.
Introduced with the Olympus E-3, this 24-120mm equivalent is the first Zuiko lens available in the U.S. that incorporates the company's Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) autofocus motor. Similar in concept to the USM and SWM motors from Canon and Nikon respectively, this system has not one but two motors, which Olympus claims produces the world's fastest autofocusing when used on the E-3. How? The two motors are mounted in opposition to each other, a design that the company claims will produce quicker AF startups and stops, as well as increased accuracy.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||12 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||60 mm|