Features


The World's Most Compact, Lightweight Zoom Lens[1] with High-resolution

Excellent resolution across the entire zoom ranges from 80mm to 300mm (35mm equivalent) in a compact and lightweight lens.

Excellent Resolution

Outstanding lens design delivers superior depictive performance. This high-performance lens maximizes the high image quality performance of the camera body even with High Res Shot.

The logical lens configuration of 15 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 Super ED lens, 1 HR lens, etc.) rivals the performance of the popular M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, delivering superior resolution, thoroughly suppressing chromatic aberration common to telephoto lenses, and high resistance to ghosts and flares in a compact form that offers superb depictive performance.

Lens configuration of 15 elements in 9 groups

  • Ⅰ: HR lens
  • Ⅱ: Super ED lens
  • Ⅲ: ED lens
  • Ⅳ: Aspherical lens

The World's Most Compact, Lightweight[1] Telephoto Zoom Lens Model Equipped with PRO Lens Resolution

This lens features a retracting mechanism that improves portability and usability when shooting, for amazing portability in the world's most compact, lightweight model[1], with a total length of approximately 99.4 mm (approximately 124 mm during use) and weight of approximately 382 g.
By using an inner zoom mechanism, the length of the lens does not change at all focal lengths, minimising changes in the centre of gravity and ensuring stable holding and handling.

*1 Lens retracted
*2 Lens extended (wide-angle end)
*3 Lens extended (telephoto end)

It is significantly smaller and lighter than the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO:
Φ79.4×160mm, 760g (without tripod adapter)

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO:
Φ68.9×99.4mm, 382g

E-M5 Mark III
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO

When combined with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, a compact and lightweight system with a maximum aperture value of f/4.0 across the entire zoom range from 24mm to 300mm[2] is completed.

ZERO Coating

ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating is applied to the lens surface to thoroughly eliminates ghosts and flares that used to be difficult to reduce because of their high transparency. Optimized placement of coating improves resistance to backlighting. As a result ZERO Coating enhances image quality even in a backlit scenes.


Reliable Weather-resistant Performance

IP53 and -10 °C low temperature resistance construction can be used with confidence in harsh environment

Dustproof, Splashproof and Freezeproof

This model clears IPX3 and higher splashproof tests that far exceed the conventional IPX1 rating, as well as dustproof tests. This model features IP53 dustproof and splashproof construction can be used with confidence in harsh environment. It also remains functioning in low-temperature environments down to -10°C.
Pairing this lens with a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof camera body makes it possible to continue shooting in punishing environments such as rain and snow—and even dusty environments—with confidence.

Fluorine Coating

Smooth, scratch- and dirt-resistant fluorine coating is used on the front most lens. Even if the front most lens gets dirty from rain, snow, or dust, it can be quickly cleaned with a blower or cloth.

  • Without fluorine coating
  • With fluorine coating

Macro Capabilities with a Maximum Image Magnification of 0.41x[2]

Macro performance with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.41x[2], with closest focusing distance of 70 cm from the imaging surface across the entire zoom range.

Macro Performance

This model features a closest focusing distance of 70 cm from the imaging surface across the entire zoom range, just like on the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. At the telephoto end, close-up shooting is possible up to a maximum image magnification of 0.41x[2]. Despite being a telephoto zoom lens, this model features superb close-up performance, making it capable of handling a wide variety of shooting genres.

  • *1 Closest focusing distance 70 cm

Compatible with Focus Stacking

It also supports Focus Stacking, which automatically combines multiple shots with different focus. When paired with a compatible camera, you can capture composite shots that are in deep focus from the foreground to the background.

  • [1]: Among fixed aperture value 300mm equivalent (35mm equivalent) telephoto zoom lenses, as of 15th February 2022.
  • [2]: 35mm equivalent
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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