A new ultra-wide-angle zoom from Olympus is released for MFT. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO offers a focal length range of 8-25mm (Kb-equivalent 16mm to 50mm) and a continuous aperture of 4. With a weight of 411 grams, the lens turns out comparatively light.
M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO for MFT
The lens barrel extends when zooming. However, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is the first lens in its series to feature a retractable mechanism. A manual focus clutch allows instant switching between automatic and manual focus. The closest focusing distance is 23 cm over the entire zoom range. The optics are also suitable for macro photography with a maximum magnification of 0.42x.
On the side of the lens is an L-Fn (lens function) button that allows settings to be adjusted with the touch of a button. The iris consists of 7 blades. Filters with a diameter of 72 mm can be attached.
The optical construction is composed of 16 elements in 10 groups, including special Super ED, ED and EDA lenses. Various types of aberrations, such as chromatic aberrations, are said to be successfully suppressed for high-resolution images that are sharp to the edge of the image over the entire focal length range. Comatic aberrations are also significantly reduced through the use of a large DSA lens, according to the manufacturer. Furthermore, there is optimized ZERO coating and lens shape ensures clear imaging performance and prevents ghosting as well as reflections in backlit shots.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO is splash-proof and dust-proof according to IPX1 as well as frost-proof to -10°C. It will be available from the beginning of July at an RRP of 999 euros.