Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200 F3.5-6.3 Lens Announced

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Olympus has announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. That’s quite a focal range, equivalent to 24-400mm on 35mm.

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If you could only bring one lens on a shoot, you would be covered from wide to telephoto, and with current cameras performing well at higher ISOs, you could balance out the smaller aperture the further you zoom in.

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The lens features a dustproof and splashproof construction, ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to reduce ghosts and flares while producing high-contrast images and weighs 455grams (1 lbs). It has a 7-blade aperture and uses 16 elements in 11 groups (3 Aspherical lenses, 2 Super ED lenses, 2 ED lenses, 1 Super HR lenses, 2 HR lens).

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For video shooting, the lens has an MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism, for fast, smooth, quiet and accurate auto-focusing. Olympus claims this produces short shooting time lag, for less missed photo opportunities due to the autofocus missing or not keeping up with a subject. This most likely means the lens is also fly-by-wire.

The lens will retail for $899.99 USD and will be available late March.

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Optional Accessories

 LC-72C Lens Cap ($14.99 USD): Equipped with a 72mm filter diameter that can be attached and removed without the need to remove the lens hood.

LH-76B Lens Hood ($49.99 USD): Protects the lens and reduces unnecessary light entering the lens when shooting in backlit conditions.

LSC-0914 Lens Case ($31.99 USD): A pouch-style lens case that protects lenses with three-layer construction. Lenses can be stored with the lens cap, protection filter and lens hoot (stored) attached.

ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO Protection Filter ($79.99 USD): A lens filter equipped with ZERO coating and blackened glass edges, used to suppress flares and ghosting caused by reflections. The frame consists of a satin finish black aluminum. This filter is also compatible with other lenses of a 72mm filter diameter

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