Compact, Lightweight and High Image Quality

High-resolution, compact large-aperture standard zoom lens that covers everything from wide angle to mid-range telephoto.

High Resolution

Outstanding lens design delivers superior depictive performance. This high-performance lens maximizes the high image quality performance of the camera body with High Res Shot.

A lens design of 14 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 EDA lens, 2 HR lenses, etc.) enables a compact form and excellent performance. Four aspherical lenses including a DSA lens are effectively placed to compensate for aberrations that occur when zooming, providing high resolution across the entire zoom range, from the center to the edges of images.

Lens configuration of 14 elements in 9 groups

  • Ⅰ: EDA lens
  • Ⅱ: DSA lens
  • Ⅲ: HD lens
  • Ⅳ: HR lens
  • Ⅴ: ED lens
  • Ⅵ: Aspherical lens

The latest manufacturing technologies suppress surface scattering on aspherical lenses, resulting in clear, crisp depictive performance.

ZERO Coating

ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating is applied to the lens surface to thoroughly eliminates ghosts and flares that used to be difficult to reduce because of their high transparency. Optimized placement of coating improves resistance to backlighting. As a result ZERO Coating enhances image quality even in challenging conditions such as a backlit scenes.

Reliable weather-resistant performance

IP53 and -10°C low temperature resistance construction can be used with confidence in harsh environment.

Dustproof, Splashproof and Freezeproof

This model clears IPX3 and higher splashproof tests that far exceed the conventional IPX1 rating, as well as dustproof tests. It also remains functioning in low-temperature environments down to -10°C. Pairing this lens with a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof camera body makes it possible to continue shooting in harsh conditions such as rain and snow—and even dusty environments—with confidence.

Fluorine Coating

Smooth, scratch- and dirt-resistant fluorine coating is used on the front most lens. Even if the front most lens gets dirty from rain, snow, or dust, it can be quickly cleaned with a blower or cloth.

  • Without fluorine coating
  • With fluorine coating

Enables Nimble Shooting in Various Environments

Excellent operability including macro performance with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.6x[1] and high-speed AF compatible with 50 fps sequential shooting.

Macro Performance

This model features a closest focusing distance of 20 cm from the imaging surface across the entire zoom range. At the telephoto end, close-up shooting is possible up to a maximum image magnification of 0.6x[1]. Working distance: Approximately 9.4 cm (wide-angle end) and approximately 6.6 cm (telephoto end). The ability to approach main subjects at the wide-angle setting, wide-angle macro shooting with an exaggerated sense of perspective is possible, for a truly versatile lens.

  • Wide-angle macro shooting
  • *1 Closest focusing distance 20 cm

Compatible with Focus Stacking

It also supports Focus Stacking, which automatically combines multiple shots with different focus. When paired with a compatible camera, you can capture composite shots that are in deep focus from the foreground to the background.

Fast & High Precision AF

*1 Focusing lens

The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism is the latest in optical design technology for achieving high-speed and silent focusing with a lightweight form and minimum number of lenses. The gears, which are the cause of operational noises, have been removed and a sub-micron precision metal axis (shaft) and fast-moving linear motor driving mechanism are used for direct driving of the focusing lens.
The compact, lightweight focusing unit consisting of two cemented lenses is driven by an MSC mechanism for quick, silent autofocusing. It allows users to comfortably shoot both still images and movies.
Advances in control technologies have made 50 fps sequential shooting possible. Thanks to the camera’s advanced control technology, this lens is also capable of 50 fps sequential shooting.

Superb Operability

Manual Focus Clutch Mechanism

*1 Distance markers

This model is equipped with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism, which makes instant switching to manual focus possible by pulling the focusing ring toward you.
This is convenient for quickly activating the shutter for snapshots, etc.

L-Fn (lens function) Button

The lens barrel is equipped with a button that can be used to assign various functions.
It can be used to pause autofocus and to assign functions from camera custom settings.
Enjoy assigning functions to match your shooting style.

  • 1: 35mm equivalent
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.