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

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.

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.

Sample Images

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

ƒ/3.2 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/6.3 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 15mm (30mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/11 at 14mm (28mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 32mm (64mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 20mm (40mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/3.2 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 20mm (40mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 38mm (76mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/3.2 at 27mm (54mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Saucer Magnolias at the Enid A. Haupt Garden
ƒ/2.8 at 38mm (76mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 24mm (48mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/8 at 17mm (34mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Spring Equinox Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial
ƒ/2.8 at 26mm (52mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/6.3 at 13mm (26mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 34mm (68mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 22mm (44mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/8 at 16mm (32mm @ 35mm equivalent)
National World War II Memorial Fountain
ƒ/3.2 at 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Spring Equinox Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial
ƒ/2.8 at 19mm (38mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Saucer Magnolias at the Enid A. Haupt Garden
ƒ/2.8 at 34mm (68mm @ 35mm equivalent)
ƒ/2.8 at 40mm (80mm @ 35mm equivalent)
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 sample image
ƒ/8 at 24mm (48mm @ 35mm equivalent)

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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