Olympus Announces Three Zuiko Digital Lenses

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Timed along with the Olympus E-3 announcement, Olympus is also announcing three new Zuiko Digital lenses, all equipped with Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) motors for fast and quiet AF performance.   The new lenses are the Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD, and 14-35mm f2.0 SWD.  Also being announced is the new ultra-compact Zuiko Digital EC-20 2x teleconverter.

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD  


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  • Available: November 2007 for $1000
  • Focal length: 12-60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 24-120mm )
  • Construction: 14 Elements in 10 Groups, including Super ED Lens, 2 ED lenses, Aspherical ED lens and 2 Aspherical lenses 
  • Dust and drip proof
  • Minimum focusing distance: 9.84 inches
  • Maximum image magnification: 0.28x
  • Number of blades: 7
  • Maximum aperture: f 2.8 (12mm) – f 4.0(60mm)
  • Minimum aperture: f22
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.13 in (79.5mm)x3.88in (98.5mm)
  • Weight: 20.3 ounces

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD


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  • Available: December 2007 for $1200
  • Focal length: 50-200mm (35mm equivalent focal length 100-400mm )
  • Construction: 16 Elements in 15 Groups, including 3 ED lenses 
  • Dust and drip proof
  • Minimum focusing distance: 3.94 feet
  • Maximum image magnification: 0.21x
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Maximum aperture: f 2.8 (12mm) – f 3.5(200mm)
  • Minimum aperture: f22
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.41in (86. 5mm) x6.18in (157mm)
  • Weight: 35.1 ounces

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm f2.0 SWD


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  • Available: First quarter 2008 for $2300
  • Focal length: 14-35mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-70mm )
  • Construction: 18 Elements in 17 Groups, including 2 ED lenses, Aspherical ED lens and Aspherical lens
  • Dust and drip proof
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.15 feet
  • Maximum image magnification: 0.12x
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Maximum aperture: f2
  • Minimum aperture: f22
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.39in (86mm)x4.84in (123mm)
  • Weight: 32.3 ounces

ZUIKO DIGITAL 2x Teleconverter EC-20

  • Available: December 2007 for $480
  • Can be mounted on any Zuiko Digital lens to multiply focal length by 2
  • Dimensions:Diameter 2.68in (68mm)x1.61in (41mm)
  • Weight: 7.94 ounces

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