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Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

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The Olympus M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens released with the E-M1 is a high-grade optic which field shooting shows it well worth having for an E-M1 shooter.

In full frame terms, the 12-40/2.8 is equivalent to a 24-80mm in its field of view and f/5.6 in terms of its depth of field (as compared to a 35mm DSLR).

While it is a full stop slower than the full Four Thirds Olympus M. Zuiko 14-35mm f/2 ED, that keeps the lens to a manageable size, and it focuses far faster and more accurately and balances very well on the EM1 (or EM5).

Build quality of the 12-40mm is high, though certainly not at the level of the SHG lens line. The lens hood is included, as is a soft lens case.

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