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Olympus M.Zuiko Micro 4/3 Everday Workhorse Lens

Item #: 261015 | Grades 4-12

Ideal everyday workhorse lens for Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras and BlackMagic Cinema cameras

The 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ Micro 4/3 Lens (Black) from Olympus is a compact, lightweight 4.2x zoom lens that covers a lot of ground. With a digital-dedicated design as well as multi-coating on all lens surfaces, this exceptionally lightweight (7.44 oz/211 g) Micro 4/3 lens boasts very high imaging performance. Covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths (35mm equivalent of 24-100mm), this lens is suitable for landscapes, wide interior shots, portrait shooting, day-to-day photography and travel photography.

This superb lens incorporates the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) design, which makes it ideal for use in both still and video applications, and has Linear Motor Drive for even faster, quieter focusing. Dust and Splash Proof construction protects the lens when shooting in wet or dusty conditions. And with macro photography operating as close as 7.87" (19.98 cm), there's very little you can't do with this lens.


- MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism

- Micro Four Thirds lens

- Multi-coating on all lens surfaces

- Only weighs 7.44 oz (211 g)

- Improved faster autofocus with Linear Motor Drive

- High imaging performance

- Dust and Splash Proof construction allows use in challenging conditions

What's in the box?

  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
Minimum system requirements: Performance

Focal Length 12 - 50mm

Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 24 - 100mm

Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3

Minimum: f/22 - 22

Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds

Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds

Angle of View 84 - 24

Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (19.99 cm)

Magnification 0.36 - 0.72x

Groups/Elements 9/10

Diaphragm Blades 5


Autofocus Yes

Tripod Collar No


Filter Thread Front: 52 mm

Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.04 x 3.26" (5.18 x 8.28 cm)

Weight 7.44 oz (211 g)
Lesson Plan Name Grades
Enhancing Social Skills and Vocabulary through Photography K to 5
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders will use photography to visualize, practice and evaluate their communicative exchanges.Younger students will use pictures to build their vocabulary.
What's Your Angle 3 to 5
Students will use digital cameras to locate and record several type of angles found in their school. They will identify these angles, put into a slide show and use it to teach others about geometric angles.
Exploring My Environment for Speech and Language K to 5
Student will photograph objects containing their targeted speech sounds and/or items in selected categories. These photographs will be used in a power point slide show for individual drill and copied to establish a "visual library".
Digital Portfolios 9 to 12
Students create digital portfolios of their artwork using PowerPoint.
A Different Perspective 6 to 12
Teaching wheelchair bound students the joys of photography.
School Renovation -- What's Your Idea?! 5 to 8
Students visited area elementary schools to seek ideas for the renovation of their school. Presentations were made to architects and the school board.
Van Gogh Self-Portrait 7 to 10
Students will create a self-portrait in the style of Van Gogh.
From Future Flight to Past Flight 5 to 8
By integrating a virtual learning environment with a real-world, hands-on experience, students experience a higher level of understanding. Furthermore, by teaching others, students exercise their own creativity and long term recognition.
Promoting Reading Posters 9 to 12
Students are featured on large posters endorsing a novel for reading. Posters are student generated and posted throughout the school.
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.