New Olympus PEN lens

A new standard zoom for PEN cameras has been released by Olympus.

The new lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5 – 6.3 EZ lens, has an electromagnetic zoom mechanism that powers the lens on its own, variable zoom speed and speedy auto focus. There’s also the option to shift to a manual zoom ring.


Other features include 4.2x standard magnification and 0.72x magnification at 20 to 50cm in Macro mode.

One brand new feature is the L-Fn button, which stops the camera accidentally focussing on the wrong subject.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ can be bought separately and as part of a kit with the PEN Lite (EPL3), PEN Mini (E-PM1) and the flagship PEN E-P3.

It goes on sale in January for £349.99.