Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8 25mm F4.0 PRO Lens

Along with the Olympus PEN E-P7 mirrorless camera , OM Digital has introduced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO wide-angle zoom lens . It is a sealed, high-power compact zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 / GH5s and the recently announced GH6. This is the first lens in the M.Zuiko PRO series to feature a retractable mechanism to keep lens size to a minimum. Despite being a high magnification ultra wide-angle zoom lens, it weighs only 425g.

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Main Features

  • Focal length 8-25 mm
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 16-50mm
  • Magnification 3.1x
  • Closest focusing distance 23 cm
  • Bright fixed aperture F4.0
  • Filter diameter 72 mm
  • IPX1 weatherproof
  • LFn button and manual focus clutch
  • Fluorine protective lens coating

The lens offers excellent optical performance – the construction consists of 16 elements in 10 groups. The company claims to completely suppress various types of distortion, including chromatic aberration. The large DSA lens in the lens design significantly reduces sagittal comatic aberration. Plus, the ZERO coating and advanced lens shape helps combat ghosting and flare when shooting backlit.

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Optical design Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO

The lens has a maximum magnification of 0.42x and a minimum focusing distance of 23 cm throughout the entire zoom range.

M.Zuiko Digital 8-25mm F4.0 PRO supports Focus Stacking technology, which allows you to combine images into one photo, all elements in which will be in focus from foreground to background.

For this lens to support focal alignment, the E-M1X or E-M1 Mark III will need the latest firmware released on April 6, 2021. Those using the E-M1 Mark II or E-M5 Mark III will need to update their cameras firmware, which will be available from today. Other Olympus cameras do not support Focus Stacking.

The lens is IPX1 splash, dust and frost resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as -10 ° C. The front lens has a fluorine coating. The filter thread is 72 mm.

A manual focus clutch can also be noted, which allows users to switch between auto and manual focus. On the side of the lens is a function button that allows you to change settings.

What are the prices?

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Lens is already available for pre-order for $ 1,100 and will go on sale in July 2021.

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Specifications

  • Lens Type: Zoom Lens
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • Focal length: 8-25mm
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Maximum Aperture: F4
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Aperture Ring: No
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Elements: 16
  • Groups: 10
  • Special Features / Coatings: 1 DSA + 1 Super ED + 1 ED + 1 HR + 2 Aspherical ED Elements, ZERO Coating
  • Minimum focus: 23cm
  • Maximum magnification: 0.14x
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Motor type: linear motor
  • Focusing Method: Internal
  • Distance Scale: Yes
  • Depth of Field Scale: No
  • Weight: 411g
  • Diameter: 77mm
  • Length: 89mm
  • Materials: Magnesium alloy
  • Sealing: Yes
  • Black color
  • Zoom method: swivel (extendable)
  • Electronic Zoom: No
  • Filter thread: 72mm
  • Hood Included: Yes
  • Tripod bracket: No

 

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