Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Lens Sample Images

Here are some photos I’ve taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens.

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Here are some photos I’ve taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens. All of these were taken on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X body.

Olympus is now OM System

In 2020-21, the photography business of iconic camera brand Olympus was spun off and sold. The core remaining Olympus brand is focusing on medical and scientific products. The camera and photography side was then rebranded as OM System, with the first cameras and lenses under that brand coming out at the end of 2021.

While I would have preferred a more varied selection of subjects, I’ve tried to include shots taken at various apertures and angles, as well as include images that might show up issues such as chromatic aberration (purple fringing), barrel distortion, sharpness issues, vignetting, or flaring. I’ll post a more detailed review separately; these sample images are designed to go alongside that review.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens
  • Constant f2.8 maximum aperture
  • Focal length: 12 to 40 millimeter, minimum focus distance 7.87 inches (20 centimeter )

All of these images have only had the lightest of processing in Lightroom, and I have not applied any corrections for optical flaws such as distortion, chromatic aberration, or extra sharpening.

Photos Taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens

You can click on each image for a full-size version for a closer look.

Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/3.2 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/6.3 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 15mm (30mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/11 at 14mm (28mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 32mm (64mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 20mm (40mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/3.2 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 20mm (40mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 38mm (76mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/3.2 at 27mm (54mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 38mm (76mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 24mm (48mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 26mm (52mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/6.3 at 13mm (26mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 34mm (68mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 22mm (44mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/8 at 16mm (32mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/3.2 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 19mm (38mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 34mm (68mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Photo taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens
ƒ/8 at 24mm (48mm @ 35mm equivalent)

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens
  • Constant f2.8 maximum aperture
  • Focal length: 12 to 40 millimeter, minimum focus distance 7.87 inches (20 centimeter )

Accessories for This Lens

The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens takes 62mm filters.

The dedicated lens hood is model number LH-66.

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I'm a professional freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. More »

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