Olympus 12-45mm f/4 Pro lens is as light as an apple!

Olympus 12-45mm f/4 Pro lens is as light as an apple!
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Olympus has unveiled its latest high performance optic, the Olympus 12-45mm f/4 Pro – the world’s smallest and most lightweight fixed aperture standard zoom (in equivalent 35mm terms, this lens is a 24-90mm). 

At just 254g, the Olympus M.ZuIko 12-45mm f/4 Pro (to give its full name) is about the same weight as a large apple. And measuring just 70mm long by 63.4mm in diameter, it’s a truly pocketable bit of glass. However, it isn’t just the compact form factor that this lens has going for it.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.