The Zuiko Digital 12-60mm Pro lens is a high-performance standard wide zoom lens that features the Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) lens drive mechanism and covers a versatile zoom range that's the equivalent of a 24-120mm (35 mm) film format lens.
The newly developed Olympus-original SWD has made possible an ultra-fast, whisper-quiet and high-precision AF system. Optimized for use with the concurrently released E-3 camera, this lens enables the E-3 to demonstrate the full power of its high-speed capability, providing the fastest autofocusing available in the world* using a standard zoom lens.
Winner of the TIPA 2008 Award for Best Expert Lens.
Olympus Australia Says:
With minimal geometric distortion at its widest angle, the digital-dedicated design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge even when used at fully open apertures! This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 25 cm throughout the zoom range. The splash-proof and dust-proof design and robust construction makes it suitable for professional use.
• 12-60mm (24-120mm equivalent) • One Super ED lens element and three ED elements • General photography, Portraiture, Fashion, Photojournalism, Landscape • Splash proof and dust proof
*Among interchangeable lenses for Digital SLR cameras. Measurement based on our in-house measuring standard. (As of Oct. 17, 2007, surveyed by Olympus).
12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD Standard Wide Zoom Lens
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
14 Elements in 10 Groups, Super ED lens, 2 ED lenses, Aspherical ED lens and 2 Aspherical lenses