Olympus 12-45mm F4 lens lacks MSC (silent autofocus) feature

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Olympus 12-45mm F4 lens lacks MSC (silent autofocus) feature
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I tried one of the new 12-45mm lenses the other day, and the compact size (even when zoomed to 45mm) and low weight are very appealing. It's great that Olympus is giving buyers the choice of both this and the 12-40mm lens.

However, it's worth noting that this lens seems to lack "MSC" AF -- that is, the "Movie and Stills Compatible" silent autofocus which nearly M.Zuiko lens have. Although the 12-45mm lens' autofocus sound is not loud, it is definitely there.

The lens box has "Australian Version" printed on the side, so I don't know if other regions get a MSC version of the lens. But here in Australia, that feature is definitely missing.

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Dostoy, from Oz
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