Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 - Black

Vendor: Olympus

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 - Black

Olympus SKU: V311020BU001 | Helix SKU: OYV311020BU001

This high-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions. It has a beautiful full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator.


One of the most interesting features of this lens is the flexibility of its focusing system. While this is a so-called “focus-by-wire” lens – which means movement of the lenses focusing elements are controlled by an electric autofocus motor instead of a mechanical linkage – it offers two distinct manual focusing options. Choosing is as easy as moving the snap focus ring that activates the lens’s Manual Focus Clutch mechanism.


One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast – and nearly silent – autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it changes focus. This lens is perfect for tracking action.


The 12mm wide-angle is a great choice for shooting portraits, low-light landscapes and interior architecture. It’s also a lens you can grow with; as your skills improve you can use the manual focus options to take control and set up your shots just the way you want them.


You can accessorize with a special lens cap and lens hood, great for avoiding lens flares that can ruin an otherwise perfect picture.

Focal Length 12mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 24mm
Lens Construction 11 Elements in 8 Groups
Dust & Drip Proof No
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m
Maximum Aperture f2.0
Minimum Aperture f22
Angle of View 84 Degree
Max. Image Magnification 0.08x
35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification 0.16x
Minimum Field Size 162 x 216mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Filter Size Diameter 46mm
Weight 130g
AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard
  1. MTF 12mm F2.0 Chart
  2. Lens Element Diagram

Lens Cap (LC-46)

Lens Rear Cap (LR-2)

Instruction Manual

Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card

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