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OM Digital Introduces M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

9 June 2021

OM Digital Solutions Corp., formerly known as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens for Micro Four Thirds. The first lens in the M.Zuiko Pro series to feature a retracting mechanism to ensure its compact size, it weighs less than 15 ounces.

With a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, the closest focusing distance is 9.0 inches across the entire zoom range. The lens also supports focus stacking, which merges images into a single photo in focus from the foreground to background in-camera.

And despite its ultra wide-angle design, the ED 8-25mm is 72mm filter-compatible.


Highlights of the new zoom include:

  • Four Thirds System
  • 16-50mm equivalent focal range
  • Aperture Range: f4 to f22
  • 2 Aspherical ED, 1 Super ED elements
  • 1 DSA, 1 ED, 1 HD, 1 HR , 1 Super HR elements
  • Olympus Zero lens multicoating
  • MSC autofocus System
  • Manual focus clutch
  • Programmable L-Fn function button
  • Weather-resistant construction
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm


Specifications for the 8-25mm lens include:

Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length 8mm to 25mm (16mm to 50mm equivalent)
Aperture f4 to f22
7 circular diaphragm blades
Angle of View Wide: 107°
Tele: 47°
Minimum Focus 0.75 ft.
Magnification Wide: 0.7x
Tele: 0.21x
Optical Design 16 elements in 10 groups
2 aspherical ED, 1 Super Ed, 1 ED, 1 Super HR, 1 HR and 1 HD lens
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 72mm
Dimensions 3.03 x 3.48 inches
Weight 14.38 oz.


Olympus said the ED 8-25mm will begin shipping July 9 for $1,099.99. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

For more information see the news release below.

Introducing the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro Lens

Compact, Lightweight, Ultra Wide-Angle Lens with Excellent Optical Performance with Dust and Splash Proof Construction

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Today, OM Digital Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens (35mm equivalent: 16-50mm). This Micro Four Thirds System standard compliant lens covers ultra-wide-angle 16mm equivalent to standard 50mm equivalent, Providing superb depictive performance across the entire zoom range. It is scheduled to become available for purchase in North America on July 9. This compact, lightweight, high magnification zoom lens delivers the high image quality expected of the M.Zuiko Pro series, supporting versatile photographic opportunities, including dynamic ultra-wide-angle landscape photos, outdoor portraits and video.

High Magnification

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens covers a wide range of shooting scenarios, from the ultra-wide-angle 16mm equivalent to a maximum 3.1x zoom magnification, for capturing everything from dynamic ultra-wide shots to standard shots. This is the first lens in the M.Zuiko Pro series to feature a retracting mechanism to ensure its compact size. Despite being an ultra-wide-angle, high magnification zoom lens, this model weighs less than 15 ounces, making it highly portable for agile shooting.

Excellent Optical Performance

Our dedication to optical performance has resulted in a 16-element, 10-group lens configuration that includes special lenses such as Super ED, ED and EDA lenses. Various types of aberrations are thoroughly suppressed, including chromatic aberration, resulting in high-resolution sharp depiction across the entire zoom range. The integration of a large DSA lens significantly reduces sagittal comatic aberration. This design delivers high level image reProduction from the center to the edges of the image even at the widest aperture setting, ideal for night scenes and star photography. Furthermore, the optimized Zero Coating and lens shape help to thoroughly suppress ghosts and flaring during backlit shooting, delivering sharp, high-definition images. Because the constant f4.0 aperture is available at any focal length, exposure control is easy when operating the zoom and while recording video.

Close-up Shooting

Enjoy powerful macro shooting with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x for performance that rivals that of a half-macro lens. The closest focusing distance is 9 inches across the entire zoom range, making it possible to operate the zoom ring after approaching the subject for easy angle-of-view adjustment. The M.Zuiko Digital 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens supports Focus Stacking, which merges images into a single photo in focus from the foreground to background in-camera, for versatile macro functionality.

Reliable Durability

This lens features superb IPX1-equivalent splashProof and dustProof performance and freezeProof performance to 14[!]deg;F for the ultimate reliability unique to the M.Zuiko Pro series. When paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 series, you can have peace of mind using this lens in punishing environments such as rain and snow. Fluorine coating is used on the front lens for easy cleaning in rainy, snowy or dusty environments.

Filter Support

Despite its ultra wide-angle design, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens is 72mm filter-compatible, allowing the use of PL or ND filters. This Provides more versatility, potentially minimizing glare and reflections and enhancing the final look of an image.

Other Features

A Manual Focus Clutch Provides instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus options. A lens function button is available on the side of the lens so users can change settings with the touch of their thumb, while holding the camera.

Pricing, Configurations, Availability & Specifications

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens comes packaged with the LH-76E lens hood,LC-72C front lens cap, LR-2 rear lens cap and a Protective cloth wrap. It is available for pre-order now for $1,099.99 and $1,399.99 CAD at participating local authorized retailers or at and will begin shipping in July.

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