12-40mm lens on Olympus OM-D body.

The 12-40mm PRO dwarfs the Olympus body.

Back when I bought my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk2 I got two lenses to go along with it – the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH and G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH.  The 45-150 let me start shooting whitewater and my dogs running around the backyard, and the 20mm pancake lens is fantastic for carrying the camera around in general.  But until I got the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO, I didn’t know what a real lens was.  This thing has screaming fast auto-focus, takes amazing pictures, and makes the other two lenses feel like Happy Meal toys.  I particularly like the programmable additional button and the focus ring that can be pulled back to go from automatic to manual focus, and vice versa.  Retailing at $999, you can often find this lens for $100 to $200 below MSRP, and I promise, it’s worth the premium.  I’m looking forward to documenting my cross country move from South Carolina to California with it.

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