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Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens

Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens

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If you have a m4/3 camera and are thinking of getting this lens, just get it. It's a versatile constant aperture zoom lens that is rapped in a tiny tank of a lens. Water, freeze, dust resistant. Very good optics. Focus clutch is wonderful.
Bought this the previous drop, excellent lens, pro specs and build, MF option, and tack sharpness and contrast.
I'm pretty new to the Micro4/3's game. How well will this work with a Panasonic G7? Specifically image stabilization.
Jurgen44
Neither the G7 or the Olympus 12-40 pro have image stabilization, so you won't have that benefit if you pair the two. This lens was built to complement the higher end Olympus bodies that have phenomenal in-body image stabilization (IBIS). Doesn't mean it isn't a good choice for you, as you'll likely upgrade your camera body before you upgrade this lens. It's fantastic.
Is this new or used, how do I know?
I've had this lens for 18 months. At this price you can't go wrong. This lens very sharp and great color. "THE PRICE IS RIGHT"!! Yes, it is grey market, but at this price you can self insure the lens. I have bought a lot of grey market items and not one required any repair work except one it!! That was after 10 years of use!
teacher447
Agreed, I bought this lens secondhand on craigslist for $500 (no warranty) and it's the lens on my camera 90% of the time. For the money, you really can't beat the performance of this lens.

Oddly this seems to be the only PRO lens from Olympus that ever gets discounted to this extent.
teacher447
Just realize that for some grey market stuff, the importer will NOT repair it, no matter what.
So you have to find an independent repair shop who will repair it, despite the importers restriction on repairing grey market gear.
If you can't repair it, then the purchase is a one shot deal. If it breaks, throw it away.
Check the importers repair policy first, so you at least know where you stand.
This should have specifically been listed as a grey market item with no warranty. I'm pretty disappointed in massdrop for this. Had I known that was the case, I would have purchased it from a source that provided a warranty option. I will be thinking twice before I use massdrop again, especially if they're going to avoid stating where their supplies are coming from.
This lens seems to have a mechanical focus ring. Can you do proper focus pulling in video with it?
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And I found the stop points. They are enabled once you change to full manual focus by pulling in what Olympus calls the "manual focus clutch." One gotcha with Olympus. If you put a lens into manual focus and then put another lens on the camera body, the camera stays in manual focus. It is quite annoying the first time it happens.
Should also add that, for video, this lens doesn't breathe when changing focus which is great!
Sucks that the ship date came and went today. Hopefully we get an update soon. I'd like the lens before Christmas if possible!
Anyone who missed the deal now can get it reconditioned from Olympus for $543.99 before taxes during their Cyber Monday deal.
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Hey Jak,

Can you post a link for us because if Im not mistaken the cost is $799.
Jaysun
Sorry Jayson. Looks like it was on their outlet site.
Buy this lens right now. At $599.99 - seriously - do not wait another second. Just buy it.
Is price likely to come down any further?
Hello, has anyone had any experience with buying from Massdrop and having items shipped to the UK?
yusufxrasul
I've shipped to the Netherlands before. But as far as massdrop goes, there's nothing wrong with their shipping. But you'd best look up your country's import policy, because you should expect to have to pay import duties. At least in the Netherlands, you'll be lucky if you don't have to pay anything. Normally you'd pay tax over product value + tax over the shipping value, and import duties. Which in the Netherlands can be as much as 70 euro's (about 60 gbp?) . Hope this helps :)
Ruudh
Thank you very much, very helpful