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  • High-performance Standard Zoom
  • Focus as close as 25cm
  • Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD)
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  • High-performance Standard Zoom
  • Focus as close as 25cm
  • Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD)
  • Filter Diameter - 72mm
  • 24mm-120mm on a 35mm Camera Lens
  • Autofocus drive provides both high speed and high precision while operating with extremely low noise
  • Focal Length - 12-60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 24-120mm )
  • Lens Construction - 14 Elements in 10 Groups. Super ED Lens, 2 ED lenses, Aspherical ED lens and 2 Aspherical lenses
  • Dust & Drip Proof
  • Floating & Internal Focusing System
  • Angle of View - 84-20 Degree
  • Closest Focusing Distance - 0.25m
  • Maximum Image Magnification - 0.28x(35mm equivalent Max. Image Magnification 0.56x)
  • Minimum Field Size - 62x46mm
  • Number of Blades - 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  • Maximum Aperture - f2.8 (12mm) - f4.0(60mm)
  • Minimum Aperture - f22
  • Dimension Diameter - 79.5x98.5mm
  • Weight - 575g

Lens Performance
Lens Type:Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length:12-60mm
Maximum Aperture:f/2.8-4.0
Aperture (Max. & Min.):Max: f/2.8-4.0, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type:Four Thirds
Format Compatibility:Four Thirds
Angle of View:84-20 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance:0.25m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification:0.28x
Groups/Elements:10 Groups/14 Elements
Diaphragm Blades:7
Lens Features
Image Stabilization:No
Tripod Collar:No
Filter Thread:72mm
Dimensions (DxL):3.13x3.88"
Additional Information
Warranty:1 year manufacturer warranty

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  • *****
  • It's true, it is a lovely lens

  • January 12, 2012
  • By: Mike

The reviews of this lens all rated it highly so I was reasonably confident that this would be better than the lens that was bundled with my ancient E-500 (as it should be for that price). It is noticeably better even through the viewfinder. That's partly due to the larger basic aperture making the viewfinder brighter.

Handling is very nice but focus is more critical as is avoiding camera shake because the lens is so crisp. The greater resolving power means it is easier to spot rejects using the camera's LCD display and deal with them in situ rather than waiting until editing time to find that the best shot is a fail. I find myself a lot more caring about sharpness which can only be good.

One thing that surprised me was that the noise at ISO 1600 is less bothersome with the sharper lens. In Lightroom I just use colour de-noising and it leaves a nice fine grain. I rarely went so high on the ISO before but the extra speed of the lens makes low-light work more achievable from this old camera.

I'm very pleased with this lens so far.

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