DxOMark published their test results for the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens which is currently priced for $999.00 at Amazon. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens scored 19 points, putting ahead of every other MFT zoom available with the exception of the Panasonic 12-35mm. DxOMark tested this lens with the 16-Mpix OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds camera.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO is a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens that is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds system. According to test results the lens has good overall sharpness, and vignetting and chromatic aberration are both well controlled in a lens like this. However, distortion is higher than expected over the 12mm to 18mm focal lengths.
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens Test Results
DxOMark also compared the 12-40mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens with Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH, Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM and Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. Below are the comparison chart from Oly 12-40mm vs Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 lenses.
From DxOMark conclusion :
The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO is a good lens, very good in fact, easily challenging the optical performance of the rival, and slightly dearer Panasonic model as well as high-grade APS-C lenses. But, at a whisker under $1000, quality like this doesn’t come cheap.
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens Price
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens for micro four thirds cameras price is $999.00. The new Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO is available to buy from the camera stores below. The 12-40mm F2.8 PRO starts shipping from December 7, 2013.
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