Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD lens
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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD lens
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD lens

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD

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  • Internal
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  • Telephoto;Normal;Wide angle
  • Four Thirds
  • 12;60 mm
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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD Full Specifications

Image properties

Max Format sizeFour Thirds
Focal length12, 60
Focal Length 35mm Equivalent24, 120
Angle of View84, 20
Maximum magnification0.28
Maximum magnification (35mm format)0.56
Image stabilisation


Aperture max2.8-4
Aperture min22
Aperture ring
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture featuresRounded diaphragm


Special elements / coatings1 Super ED element, 2 ED elements, 1 Aspherical ED element, 2 Aspherical elements
Power zoom
Zoom methodExpanding


Focus methodInternal
Autofocus motor typeUltrasonic
Full-time Manual focusing
Closest focusing distance9.84 in
Distance scale
Depth of field (DoF) scale
Focus featuresFloating focus
Lens mechanismInner focus with floating mechanism


Lens typeTelephoto, Normal, Wide angle
Lens mountFour Thirds
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.27 lb
Diameter3.15 in
Length3.90 in
Filter size
2.83 in
Filter thread
Hood supplied
Tripod collar
Lens Cap Type

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD Online reviews

Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 review: Digital Photography Review
The Digital Zuiko ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD is Olympus's latest upmarket standard zoom, announced to accompany its E-3 flagship DSLR in October 2007. Firmly placed in what Olympus refers to as its 'Pro' lens lineup, this lens offers a near-ideal focal length range for a standard zoom (24mm to 120mm in 35mm-equivalent terms), combining a useful wideangle for landscapes and architecture with a telephoto extending nicely into the classic 'portrait' range. Hopefully this 5x zoom range isn't so ambitious as to introduce unacceptable optical compromises. The optical configuration is sufficiently exotic to offer great hopes in this regard; the lens boasts no fewer than three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements, one of which is aspherical, coupled with two further aspherical elements, and as...Read more

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