The latest addition to the successful Olympus PRO range of lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO, covers the equivalent 16-50mm in 35mm format.

Angled view of the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens in manual focus mode. (Source: OM Digital Solutions.)

Compact and lightweight with 3.1x zoom magnification it is 88.5 mm long with a diameter of 77 mm and weighs just 411 grams. The zoom range covers angles of view from 107 degrees to 47 degrees, while the minimum focus is 23 centimetres throughout the zoom range, providing a maximum shooting magnification of 0.07x  at 8mm and 0.21x at 25mm. The constant f/4 maximum aperture provides easy control of exposure while zooming when recording video. The Manual Focus Clutch provides instant switching between auto and manual focusing and an L-Fn (lens function) button is available on the side of the lens so users can change settings with a single operation using their thumb while holding the camera.

This diagram shows the positions of the exotic elements in the lens design. (Source: OM Digital Solutions.)

The optical design of this lens has a 16-element, 10-group lens configuration that includes two aspherical ED elements, one Super ED, one ED, one Super HR and one HD element, which work to minimise aberrations such as chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range. A large DSA lens was included to significantly reduce sagittal coma. Proprietary ZERO Coating has been applied to suppress ghosting and flare during backlit shooting and ensure sharp, high-definition images. Fluorine coating on the front lens makes it easy to keep clean.

This diagram shows the positions of the weatherproof sealing in the .Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens. (Source: OM Digital Solutions.)

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO features splashproof and dustproof performance at IPX1 level and freezeproof performance to -10°C for a high level of reliability. Equipped with the Olympus acclaimed weather sealing, it is the first lens in the M.Zuiko PRO series to feature a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size making it ideal for photographers who want travel with as little luggage as possible without having to sacrifice professional quality. This lens accepts 72 mm filters and is compatible with Polarising (PL) or Neutral Density (ND) filters. It is supplied with a petal-shaped lens hood front and rear caps and a CS-53 wrapping cloth.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens will be available in late June 2021 at an RRP of AU$1599. Click here for more information.