Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens will be the highest magnification available on an ILC mirrorless system
The 16.6x zoom on this lens will be great for sports and wildlife shooters.
Early this morning Olympus announced the arrival of its newest lens: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 (the 35mm equivalent to a 24-400mm). The lens is compatible with the Olympus OM-D camera body, has a 16.6x zoom, and will offer shooters the highest magnification currently available on an ILC mirrorless system.
Like most of Olympus products, the lens is dustproof and splashproof, making it a great option for shooters who spend their time outdoors. The lens will have a close focusing distance of 8.7 inches when shooting wide. While shooting telephoto it will have a maximum magnification of 0.46x for close-up shots.
Here is what else we know about it
- 16 elements in 11 groups: three aspherical elements, two Super ED elements, two ED elements, one Super HR element, and two HR elements.
- High-speed Imager AF focusing system
- 84 – 6.2 degrees angle of view
- Seven circular aperture blades
- Minimum aperture of f/22
- Dimensions of 77.5 x 99.7 mm
- Weights: 1 pound
- Available March 2019 for $899
Although the lens will come with a lens hood, lens cap, rear cap, and case, Olympus is selling a few additional accessories for these lens.
These separately available accessories include a Lens Cap with a 72mm filter diameter which can be attached and removed without removing the hood. A LH-76B Lens Hood, a 72mm Protection Filter with blacked glass edges to suppress flares and ghosting, and a larger Lens Case that will allow the lens to be stored with its cap, hood, and protection filter in place.
If you are shooting with the Olympus OM-D body, this seems like it would be a great addition to your kit.