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12-40

I decided to buy a 12-40 for my Pen to replace the 12 & 25 primes that really weren't getting a lot of use. However, owing to a SNAFU on ezSniper/eBay (don't ask!) I ended up buying two! They are both immaculate and as far as I can see are both superb optically. So, I have one for sale! I'll post some pictures over the weekend, but briefly:

- 12-40 f2.8 Pro

- Perfect optically and mechanically. No dust that I can see.

- Cosmetically very close to mint - a few tiny scuffs on the hood, but almost nothing. The body is free of any paint marks or scratches. It looks new.

- No box (originally part of a body/lens kit I believe).


I'm looking for 399 including RMSD. A bargain!

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Re: 12-40

If I didn't have one already I would buy it Paul! They are a superb lens and I very rarely take mine off.
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Re: 12-40

Just as I had been convinced by people on this forum that primes are the way to go, and I've just bought a couple, everyone seems to be ditching their primes and going back to zooms!

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Just as I had been convinced by people on this forum that primes are the way to go, and I've just bought a couple, everyone seems to be ditching their primes and going back to zooms!

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Primes have their place IMHO, but a really high quality zoom like the 12-40 Is hard to beat for general use.
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Primes have their place IMHO, but a really high quality zoom like the 12-40 Is hard to beat for general use.
Can 2nd that. Its a super lens.....as are the other PRO's......
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Just as I had been convinced by people on this forum that primes are the way to go, and I've just bought a couple, everyone seems to be ditching their primes and going back to zooms!

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Given the choice I would rather use a fast prime every time, but the 12 ~ 40 is like several primes in one.

I still have my 12 ~ 60 Four Thirds lens, which was just as good, but a bit of a lump to carry around.
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I still have my 12 ~ 60 Four Thirds lens, which was just as good, but a bit of a lump to carry around.
I still have mine and would use it except for the aperture ribbon cable being broken. It's expensive to repair so I'll wait until the natural light's better and have a go at it myself.

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Re: 12-40

Here are some photographs. Lens is excellent to mint condition. Any marks you see are dust. There's a very small scratch on the lens cap and an almost impossible-to-see scuff on the hood. Other than that it's cosmetically perfect. Body has no paint wear or scratches. Mount has no marks or scratches. Optics are clear with no dust, scratches or marks of any sort.















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Re: 12-40

Tempting Paul, I've always fancied trying one of these, but my Pana 12-35 f2.8 and 35-100 f2.8 have been a brilliant pairing for me, never having been a prime fan. I think I would miss the smaller size and weight of the 12-35.
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Re: 12-40

I had the 12-35 a few years back. They are similar lenses in many ways. The size difference isn't enormous. The Oly lens has a much closer focusing capability and a tiny bit more reach. It also feels a bit better made, but the difference isn't night and day and it could be just perception - the Panasonic lens never gave me any issues.
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Bump - surely someone would like this as a Christmas gift to themselves!!
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I still have mine and would use it except for the aperture ribbon cable being broken. It's expensive to repair so I'll wait until the natural light's better and have a go at it myself.

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I bought the cable (for the 12-60 SWD lens), but it needs to go into the lens now.
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I bought the cable (for the 12-60 SWD lens), but it needs to go into the lens now.
Are you going to do it yourself Ross?

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Re: 12-40

A word of warning (and a bump).

The Olympus lens cap for the Zuiko 12 ~ 40 zoom is both expensive and delicate!

I had one replaced by Olympus under warranty, but I have put that in a safe place whilst I use a N***n lens cap which is cheaper (as you would expect), and much more robust.
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