Here’s a quick example of the practical zoom range you can get from the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm ƒ/4 Pro zoom lens.
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.
I took these with the lens mounted on a OM System OM-5 body; this lens is the one that’s included as the kit lens if you buy the OM-5 body/lens bundle.
The OM-5 has a Micro Four Thirds sensor, which is the sensor size this lens is specifically designed for. When converted to the equivalent focal lengths at 35mm (or a full-frame sensor), the 12-45mm focal lengths on a Micro Four Thirds sensor ranges from 24mm to 90mm. So it covers from wide-angle to a mild telephoto focal length that would be a good choice for portraits. And its versatility makes it easy to see why OM System chose this as the kit lens.
Here’s what it looks like in practice:
Price & Availability of the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm ƒ/4 Pro Zoom Lens
While this lens is included as the OM-5 camera kit lens if you go that route (rather than buying the body individually), it’s also available for standalone sale for use on other Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Check the current price and availability at:
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-61G.